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Table 1 Development of current curricular delivery mechanisms and CCUS content

From: Critical care ultrasound training: a survey exploring the “education gap” between potential and reality in Canada

Delivery method Number of programs
Fully developeda In developmenta Not yet developeda
Competency-based objectives 4 (36%) 3 (27%) 4 (36%)
Dedicated hands-on training 8 (73%) 3 (27%) 0
Dedicated image interpretation sessions 5 (45%) 3 (27%) 3 (27%)
Assessment of image acquisition skills 4 (36%) 1 (9%) 6 (55%)
Assessment of image interpretation 4 (36%) 1 (9%) 6 (55%)
Feedback mechanisms 5 (45%) 2 (18%) 4 (36%)
Quality assurance/case rounds 4 (36%) 1 (9%) 6 (55%)
Educational rounds 7 (64%) 2 (18%) 2 (18%)
Curriculum evaluation 3 (27%) 1 (9%) 7 (64%)
CCUS curricular content Number of programs
Critical care echocardiographyb 10 (91%)
Vascular accessb 9 (82%)
Lung and pleural spaceb 9 (82%)
Abdominal free fluidb 7 (64%)
Renal ultrasound 4 (36%)
DVT assessment 3 (27%)
  1. aWhere fully developed indicates a no further work is required to implement and evaluate this aspect of the curriculum, and in development indicates that some deficiencies may still exist
  2. bDenotes core competencies outlined by the Canadian recommendations