EMERGENCY ULTRASOUND JOURNAL CLUB FORMAT
Goal: To develop skills in critically assessing the primary literature and verbally presenting the findings of current clinically relevant ultrasound research.
Develop oral communication skills by presenting timely articles from the primary literature.
Prepare and deliver an oral presentation, summarize and critically evaluate a research article.
a) Assess the soundness of research methods and study design.
b) Evaluate the presentation and analysis of data.
c) Identify strengths and weaknesses of the study.
Prepare a presentation to be given during the last QA date of your rotation.
Briefly discuss the case that prompted the discussion
Justification for study-why did you choose to present this article?
Scientific background to the paper
Statistical tests and explanation of stats analysis
Presentation should be ~5-10 minutes.
Powerpoint or Keynote format with one page summary in Word Document
Please send article to faculty few days prior for approval
Present the results and specify which findings are statistically significant.
State the authors’ conclusion and be able to defend or dispute these conclusions.
Discuss future implications to clinical practice.
Identify strengths and weaknesses of the study. Suggest improvements if possible.