Welcome to UCR (University of California Riverside Emergency) Ultrasound
at Riverside Community Hospital!
Our emergency medicine residency ultrasound education is led by fellowship-trained
faculty committed to dynamic teaching, research and clinical integration
of ultrasound. During the first month of residency interns are introduced
to the fundamentals of point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) through our ultrasound
bootcamp. Through dedicated ultrasound rotations in both the intern and
senior year, residents hone their skills in the core and advanced POCUS
applications. POCUS education is integrated into the didactic and simulation
curriculum, critical care ultrasound is practiced in our ICU rotations,
advanced ECHO reviewed during our Cardiology rotation, and there is an
ultrasound mini-fellowship opportunity, with plans for a post residency
ultrasound fellowship. Additionally, our residents have opportunities
to participate in regional and national ultrasound games and workshops.
Furthermore, the high-volume, high-acuity setting in which we practice
provides our residents with ample experience to learn and master image
acquisition and interpretation, incorporating POCUS into clinical practice
and utilizing POCUS in ultrasound-guided procedures, including nerve blocks,
vascular access, arthrocentesis, thoracentesis, paracentesis, pericardiocentesis,
PTA aspiration, ETT confirmation, lumbar puncture. Our goal is for our
residents to graduate with the tools necessary to apply POCUS to optimize
the care they provide to their patients.
We have several ultrasound systems (GE, Zonare, and Sonosite) for scanning
in our emergency department. We have an integrated web-based image archival
system (QPath) to manage quality assurance, image feedback, teaching,
credentialing, and place our images into the patient record.
- Lucas Friedman, MD, M.Ed., Associate Professor - Section Chief, Emergency
Ultrasound; Director, Emergency Ultrasound Education
Residency Training: Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics, Combined Residency, Departments of
Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics, University of Arizona
Fellowship Training: Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship, University of Arizona
Eva Tovar Hirashima, MD, MPH - Associate Director, Emergency Ultrasound
Residency Training: Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency
Fellowship Training: Emergency Ultrasound, University of Maryland School of Medicine
EM Ultrasound Curriculum
- Intern US Bootcamp
- 2 weeks (½ block) PGY-1 year
- 2 weeks (½ block) PGY-3 year
- In between the formal EM US rotations, residents will participate in the
longitudinal US curriculum that includes numerous didactics and skills
sessions throughout the 3 years of residency training.
Residents can gain further US experience via elective blocks and
Topics include but are not limited to:
- Soft Tissue
E-FAST, RUSH, etc.
- Pediatric US
- US-guided procedures
Excellence in Ultrasound Award
This award recognizes the top performer on the intern Ultrasound rotation
2018 - Adrian Thomas, MD
2019 - Devan Pandya, MD
EM residents practicing various techniques during pre-scanning shift sessions
Our Ultrasound Director leading a team of UCR SOM students at the World
Congress of Ultrasound in Medical Education
Ultrasound World Cup
Our Ultrasound Director at American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
SonoSlam, you get the picture.
We were honored to have Dr. Jacob Avila from 5 Minute Sono visit as a guest-lecturer
More coming soon...
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