Theme: Point-of-Care Ultrasound and Related Emergency Conditions

Competition Rules

The competition involves knowledge in basic sciences, clinical knowledge, and clinical skills. The competition will divided into several rounds as follows:

The Qualifying Round will take place on the first day of the competition. It will consist of 50 multiple choice questions (MCQs). The 16 teams with the highest overall score will enter the next stage of the competition.

The Semifinal Round will take place on the morning of the third day. 16 teams will be divided into 2 groups, with 8 teams each. Each team will compete within their own group. The competitors will have to answer short answer questions within a time limit. Top 3 teams of each group will enter the Final Round. 4th and 5th place will get another chance to compete in the Resuscitation Round. Ties are broken with sudden death rule.

The Resuscitation Round takes place after the Semifinal Round. The 4th and 5th places from the two groups will compete in a “Blind Demonstrate Ultrasound Competition”. One member of the team will move the ultrasound probe while in blindfold, while the other members of the team can tell the player which way to move. Scores are given according to the time used to identify all the structures provided. Only 1 team with highest score will enter the Final Round.

The Final Round will take place of the afternoon of the third day. 6 teams from the Semifinal Round and 1 team from the Resuscitation Round will get to compete. The round consist of 10 short answer questions. 4 teams with the highest score will enter the Final OSCE. Ties are broken with the sudden death rule.

The Final OSCE will start after the Final Round. The 4 teams will compete in a case simulation. Clinical skills, ultrasound skill, and medical knowledge will be required to complete the challenge. Ties are broken by comparing scores from the Final Round. The winner of this round will be the winner of KKU ICEM 2020.

Scopes of the Competition

Scope of the competition include diagnostic point-of-care ultrasound in the following topic:

  • The Aorta
  • The Biliary System
  • The Kidney and Urinary Bladder
  • The Heart
  • Deep Venous Thrombosis
  • Transabdominal OB-GYN Ultrasound
  • The Ocular
  • The Bowel
  • The Male Genital System
  • The Soft Tissue and Musculoskeletal System
  • The Thoracic Cavity and Lung,

as well as clinical skills of ultrasound guided procedures e.g. pericardiocentesis, paracentesis, and peripheral IV catheterization.

Reference Books

  1. Bret P. Nelson,Vicki E. Noble. Manual of Emergency and Critical Care Ultrasound. 2nd ed. 2011.
  2. Matthew Dawson, Mike Mallin. Introduction to Bedside Ultrasound: Volume 1&2 on Apple Books. 2013

Prizes & Reward

There will be prizes for the 1st to 3rd place of KKU ICEM 2020.