Point-of-care ultrasonography by pediatric emergency medicine physicians

Joan E. Shook, Alice D. Ackerman, Thomas H. Chun, Gregory P. Conners, Nanette C. Dudley, Susan M. Fuchs, Marc H. Gorelick, Natalie E. Lane, Brian R. Moore, Joseph L. Wright, Steven B. Bird, Andra L. Blomkalns, Kristin Carmody, Kathleen J. Clem, D. Mark Courtney, Deborah B. Diercks, Matthew Fields, Robert S. Hockberger, James F. Holmes, Lauren HudakAlan E. Jones, Amy H. Kaji, Ian B.K. Martin, Christopher Moore, Nova Panebianco, Lee S. Benjamin, Isabel A. Barata, Kiyetta Alade, Joseph Arms, Jahn T. Avarello, Steven Baldwin, Kathleen Brown, Richard M. Cantor, Ariel Cohen, Ann Marie Dietrich, Paul J. Eakin, Marianne Gausche-Hill, Michael Gerardi, Charles J. Graham, Doug K. Holtzman, Jeffrey Hom, Paul Ishimine, Hasmig Jinivizian, Madeline Joseph, Sanjay Mehta, Aderonke Ojo, Audrey Z. Paul, Denis R. Pauze, Nadia M. Pearson, Brett Rosen, W. Scott Russell, Mohsen Saidinejad, Harold A. Sloas, Gerald R. Schwartz, Orel Swenson, Jonathan H. Valente, Muhammad Waseem, Paula J. Whiteman, Dale Woolridge, Vicki Noble, Enrico Storti, Jim Tsung, Giovanni Volpicelli

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Point-of-care ultrasonography is increasingly being used to facilitate accurate abstract and timely diagnoses and to guide procedures. It is important for pediatric emergency medicine (PEM) physicians caring for patients in the emergency department to receive adequate and continued point-of-care ultrasonography training for those indications used in their practice setting. Emergency departments should have credentialing and quality assurance programs. PEM fellowships should provide appropriate training to physician trainees. Hospitals should provide privileges to physicians who demonstrate competency in point-of-care ultrasonography. Ongoing research will provide the necessary measures to define the optimal training and competency assessment standards. Requirements for credentialing and hospital privileges will vary and will be specific to individual departments and hospitals. As more physicians are trained and more research is completed, there should be one national standard for credentialing and privileging in point-of-care ultrasonography for PEM physicians.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e1097-e1104
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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