USIG- Inaugural Meeting/Lunch

This event kicked off the brand new Interest Group! We met to discuss the plan for the group throughout the year and to give a quick introduction to the Ultrasound machines. We went over the very basics of how to turn them on, determining depth, changing between probes, orientating the probe correctly and understanding what you are looking at on the screen, and differentiating arteries from veins via ultrasound. We then allowed group attendees to try out the machines for themselves, with help from those trained to use them. Students were able to find classmates radial arteries, jugular veins!