Independent Resident Scanning at SNGH
- The times provided on the schedule indicate when ultrasound faculty are available in the department to provide general guidance and feedback.
- Residents will follow the same structure as rounds while scanning independently.
- To reserve time, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tips for Independent Scanning
Documenting Educational Studies
under patient's last name: YYMMDD##_Exam Type
Example: The second study of the day on Jan 4, 2018 is Limited echo. Under the patient's last name should appear 18010402_echo
In the box titled "user" put your epic ID. After your name, place a comma and then add the epic ID of the faculty attending that is working with you.
This is a great opportunity to practice difficult exams and measurements. You have plenty of time and the faculty are nearby to help.
Focus on cases where there is a clinical question. Make an assessment and use your scan to confirm or dispute your diagnosis.
Early morning is generally not a good time to scan. Usually the department has filled up with plenty of pathology by noon.
Don't scan more than 3 hours. Usually two hours of worth scanning is all that is available at any given time on a busy day.
Be cognizant of your colleagues while they work. Help out whenever possible and do not ever delay care.
Raise the bed.
Increase the gain.
Make sure the machine is clean and plugged in when not in use.