69 – Journal Club Special Edition Sim & Sonography with Dr Resa E. Lewiss & Team

In this special edition of Simulcast, we feature three articles on simulation applied to point of care ultrasound (POCUS).  Vic visited the team at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital Ultrasound Division (@jeff_sono) in Philadelphia, led by Dr Resa E. Lewiss (@ultrasoundREL)   

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Resa chose 3 articles for us to review, each focused on different aspects of using simulation for POCUS education. These have obvious relevance for those who use ultrasound at the bedside, but anyone using simulation for clinical skills training will find our discussion interesting. 

The papers:- 

  1. Mackay FD, Zhou F, Lewis D, Fraser J, Atkinson PR. Can You Teach Yourself Point-of-care Ultrasound to a Level of Clinical Competency? Evaluation of a Self-directed Simulation-based Training Program. Cureus. 2018;10(9):e3320. Published 2018 Sep 17. doi:10.7759/cureus.3320 
  1. Chetioui, A., Masia, T., Claret, P.-G., Markarian, T., Muller, L., Lefrant, J. Y., … Bobbia, X. (2018). Pocket-sized ultrasound device for internal jugular puncture: A randomized study of performance on a simulation model. The Journal of Vascular Access. https://doi.org/10.1177/1129729818812733 
  1. Fikri M. Abu-Zidan and Arif Alper Cevik. Kunafa knife and play dough is an efficient and cheap simulator to teach diagnostic Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS). World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2019. 14:1 

On the podcast I am joined by Resa Lewiss, Zack Risler (@zrisler), Kelly Goodsell (@k_goodsell), Dan Mirsch (@DanMirsch), Mark Magee (@markamagee), Arthur Au (@arthurkau), and Rishi Kalwani (@RishiKalw)