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Emergency Medicine Residency
ProMedica Toledo Hospital
2109 Hughes Dr.
3rd Floor, Jobst Tower
Toledo, Ohio 43606
419.291.8154 (TTH)
419.383.6369 (UT)


Emergency Bedside Ultrasound

Emergency bedside ultrasound is one of the most rapidly developing areas in Emergency Medicine. Our residents use our dedicated department scanner throughout every shift to help rapidly assess patients with acute or emergent cardiovascular, respiratory, abdominal, obstetric, and ocular complaints, among others. This not only helps residents rapidly refine their list of differentials in time-sensitive situations, but also is useful for the ongoing education of patients, medical students, and residents.

Under the direction of Dr. Mohamad Moussa, RDMS, the University of Toledo Emergency medicine residency offers interested medical students and residents a dedicated ultrasound elective in addition to the core curriculum and training.

Highlighted Objectives

Over this one month elective, senior residents will:

  • One on one bedside teaching in the use of emergency ultrasound with the attending physician
  • Develop and participate in teaching sessions with rotating medical students
  • Assist an intern resident with selecting and presenting an ultrasound case at our conference, and participating in ultrasound QA with the department of emergency medicine.
  • Residents will also be encouraged to explore the limitations of bedside ultrasound in the current healthcare environment

Senior residents with specific goals in mind (advanced OBGYN, cardiovascular techniqures, for example) are encouraged to work with faculty to modify the curriculum to satisfy their own educational and practical goals.

Sample of Topics to be Covered:

  • Cardiac US/Echo: Estimating Contractility, Right Ventricular Size, Pericardial Effusion
  • IVC: Fluid Responsiveness
  • Lung US: Pulmonary Edema, Pleural Effusion, Pneumothorax
  • Vascular: Aortic Aneurysm, Vascular Access (Peripheral IV, Central Venous, Arterial Lines)
  • Abdominal: Detection of IUP Versus Ectopic Pregnancy, Fetal Heart Tone Measurement, Bowel Obstruction
  • Trauma: (e)FAST exam, RUSH exam
  • Ocular: Optic Sheath Diameter Measurement (ICP), Retinal Detachment, Globe Rupture




Last Updated: 11/20/18