The ACGME Program Requirements for Graduate Medical Education in Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine (Internal Medicine) has defined a new standard for patient safety and quality of care that will take effect July 1, 2012. Are you prepared?
Under these new requirements, the use of point-of-care ultrasound for guided procedures and imaging evaluations will need to include:
- Techniques to perform thoracentesis
- The placing of intravascular and intracavitary tubes and catheters
- The use of transcutaneous pacemakers
- Imaging techniques (including the use of ultrasound) commonly employed in the evaluation of patients with pulmonary disease or critical illness.
If you need guidance around implementing training, products and solutions specific to these new requirements, please feel free to contact Theodore J. Nielsen, RT, RDMS, Director of Critical Care / Emergency Medicine for SonoSite.
Below is a sample 3D animated video for the performance of a thoracentesis, one of the ultrasound examinations specified in the ACGME requirements.
SonoSite is ideally positioned to assist you in preparing for July 1. To explore the ultrasound equipment product line and get more information around SonoSite educational resources call: 1 877-290-4911