Title

SonoGames: an innovative approach to emergency medicine resident ultrasound education

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

10-2014

Journal

Journal of ultrasound in medicine

Volume

33

Issue

10

Inclusive Pages

1843-1849

DOI

10.7863/ultra.33.10.1843

Keywords

Education, Medical, Graduate; Emergency Medicine--education; Games, Recreational; Ultrasonography

Abstract

SonoGames was created by the Academy of Emergency Ultrasound for the 2012 annual meeting of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine. The assessment of resident knowledge and of the performance of point-of-care ultrasound examinations is an integral component of ultrasound education and is required in emergency medicine residency training. With that in mind, game organizers sought to assess and improve emergency medicine residents’ point-of-care ultrasound knowledge, hands-on skills, and integration of knowledge into clinical decision making. SonoGames is an annual 4-hour competition consisting of 3 rounds. In this article, we provide a description of SonoGames and provide a blueprint for an effective and successful educational event.

Peer Reviewed

1