CORD-AEUS: Consensus Document for the Emergency Ultrasound Milestone Project
Resa Lewiss gave a great presentation about the CORD-AEUS Consensus Document for the Emergency Ultrasound Milestone Project, recently published in the July 2013 issue of Academic Emergency Medicine. As the lead author, she discussed the history of the project, and reviewed several key aspects including core versus advanced ultrasound skills.
Core skills are what is expected of an emergency medicine residency graduate, and advanced skills define the advanced body of knowledge for fellows. The fellows got to hear about the "behind the scenes" process of developing a consensus statement. She also covered the EM Ultrasound Milestone and different methods for competency assessment. Resa and Jason Nomura helped lead a great roundtable discussion about competency assessment. We discussed pros and cons of using a a minimum number of scans, as well as other tools like quizzes, QA, SDOTs, and OSCEs. We had a great discussion covering resident and fellow US education. Thanks to Resa and our participants for an outstanding meeting.