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The aim of this structural QI project is to improve the educational ultrasound curriculum , thus improving overall resident confidence and technical ability in acquiring diagnostic quality sonographic images.
Comparing resident confidence levels and performance against their initial benchmarks as well as against yearly cohorts, we plan to create a long standing addition to the radiology residency at Jefferson, with plans to include additional ultrasound examinations as the curriculum becomes more robust.
Stakeholders include not only the radiology residency, which would benefit from improved resident education and knowledge, but also the hospital and ultimately patients, who stand to benefit from improved delivery of care. Additionally, other residency programs at the hospital can be considered stakeholders, as success of this program raises the possibility of inter departmental educational opportunities.
quality improvement, ultrasound, training, medical residents
Medical Education | Medicine and Health Sciences | Radiology
Blumhof, MD, Brian; Wessner, BS, RDMS, RVT, Corinne; and McClure, MD, Kristen, "Scanning for QI: Resident and Sonographer Driven Improvement of Radiology Resident Ultrasound Technique" (2019). House Staff Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Conference (2016-2019). Poster 121.