This weeks readings:
Chenkin et al. Defining the learning curve of point‑of‑care ultrasound for confirming endotracheal tube placement by emergency physicians. Crit Ultrasound J (2015) 7:14 DOI 10.1186/s13089-015-0031-7 [Attached]
- Describe the process of learning that is laid out in the article. What learning theory does this fall into.
- Does 10 correct interpretations mean that someone is proficient in image interpretation of Intubation placement ultrasounds?
- How would we this apply to other applications?
- What would be the ideal method of determining this threshold number?
- How would a larger sample /threshold for proficiency have yielded different results (as mentioned in the discussion?)
Leibovich, S. and Doniger, S. The Use of Point-of-Care Ultrasound to Evaluate for Intestinal Foreign Bodies in the Pediatric Emergency Department. Pediatr Emer Care 2015;31: 731–734 [Attached]
- How were these cases influenced by the use of POCUS?
- How might we use POCUS to help us in the FB ingestion?
- What is the value of recognizing normal bowel?