The Division of Emergency Ultrasound focuses on the use of point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) to improve patient care in the Prisma Health Emergency Departments and to enhance the education of emergency providers in the Greenville community and Upstate Region of South Carolina. Our Division provides didactic-based education, hands-on skills workshops, and Continuing Medical Education (CME) courses for physicians, resident physicians, medical students, advanced practice practitioners, and nurses.
Residents in the Prisma Health Emergency Medicine Residency experience a dedicated ultrasound rotation during their PGY-1 year during which they receive intensive education on the use of POCUS to aid in the diagnosis of emergency illnesses and to optimize the care provided to patients in the Greenville Memorial Hospital Emergency Department. During their rotation, and throughout residency training, these physicians acquire the skills necessary to perform image acquisition, image interpretation, and integration of POCUS findings into clinical decision making to help them provide outstanding patient care. During the course of their Emergency Medicine residency training at Prisma Health we expect them to achieve Level 4 or Level 5 competency in regards to the ACGME milestone for use of goal-directed, focused ultrasound and provide them with the resources and teaching necessary to acquire this high level of competency. Once the residents have demonstrated competency in both the core applications of the use of POCUS as put forth by the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) in the Emergency, Point-of-Care, and Clinical Ultrasound Guidelines and in the Emergency Ultrasound Imaging Compendium they are trained in emerging applications for the use of POCUS to prepare them for the ever-evolving and advancing field of emergency ultrasound. Upon graduation residents will be prepared to utilize emergency ultrasound to optimize their patient care in whatever practice environment they choose to pursue.
Through our Quality Assurance (QA) process, our Division is excited to provide emergency practitioners with personalized feedback and education regarding their ultrasound studies in the Emergency Department to help further improve their ultrasound skills. We are proud that the Greenville Memorial Hospital Emergency Department was granted accreditation by ACEP’s Clinical Ultrasound Accreditation Program (ACUP).
Division Chief Emergency Ultrasound
Director Ultrasound Education USCSOMG
Associate Division Chief Emergency Ultrasound
GME Director of Emergency Ultrasound
Clinical Educator in Emergency Ultrasound
MD360 Convenient Care Ultrasound Director
Oconee Emergency Ultrasound Site Director
Baptist Easley Emergency Ultrasound Site Director
Elias Jaffa, MD
Laurens Emergency Ultrasound Director
APP Ultrasound Education Director