Stanford Emergency Ultrasound (US) focuses on bedside US education, research and utilization - locally, nationally, and internationally. Bedside US is rapid, portable, repeatable, noninvasive, and avoids radiation to allow you to diagnose more quickly and manage disease more efficiently. As the volume of ER patients continues to grow and the number of US applications rises for ambulatory, critical care and emergency physicians, bedside US allows us to quicken the evaluation, ruling in and ruling out life threatening conditions, and, if necessary, calling the appropriate service for admission or operative intervention. As time is of the utmost importance when a patient is dying, the cause can be diagnosed quickly. All of this has been shown to increase patient satisfaction, decrease ED length of stay, aid in ED patient flow, lower healthcare cost, and, most importantly, save a life.
Elective / Rotation
The main purpose of the elective is to learn, practice, and review all applications for emergency US. This is done by attending our weekly US scanning shifts, US QA review, and US lectures/workshops. You will also come to scan independently in the ED while one of the US faculty are on shift for supervision.
Stanford’s Emergency Medicine Ultrasound (EMUS) Fellowship is one year long. It is based on the ACEP Guidelines for Ultrasound Fellowships. It is enhanced by training in our adult Emergency Department (with Emergency US trained faculty) and also with ultrasound experts outside the ED setting.