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Table 2 Core skills taught with emphasis in each residency program

From: A road map for point-of-care ultrasound training in internal medicine residency

  CWRU UMN OHSU BU
Procedural guidance
Central venous catheterization + + + +
Paracentesis + + + +
Thoracentesis + + + +
Arthrocentesis +
Lumbar puncture # #
Peripheral access + +
Peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC)
Cardiac
Pericardial effusion + + + +
Left ventricular contractility + + + +
Right ventricular enlargement + + + +
Chamber size/wall thickness # + # +
Severe valvular abnormalities # +
Other valvular abnormalities
Right atrial pressure (IVC) + + + +
Wall motion abnormalities # #
Pulmonary
Pleural effusions + + + +
Pulmonary edema + + + +
Consolidation + + # +
Pneumothorax + + + +
Abdomen
Ascites + + + +
Bladder volume + + + +
Hydronephrosis + + + +
Organomegaly # + #
AAA + # #
Gallbladder # #
Vascular
Lower extremity DVT + # +
Musculoskeletal
Cellulitis/abscess + + + +
Muscle/tendon tears
Joint effusions +
Fracture #
Ophthalmologic
Optic nerve sheath diameter
  1. Additional skills may be presented as time and interest allows
  2. CWRU Case Western Reserve University, UMN University of Minnesota, OHSU Oregon Health & Science University, BU Boston University
  3. “+”: Skill taught. “-”: Skill not addressed. “#”: Skill is demonstrated, but not with the intent for resident use