Document Type

Article

Publication Date

4-2015

Identifier

doi: 10.1542/peds.2015-0342

Abstract

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

Journal Title

Point-of-Care Ultrasonography by Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physicians

Volume

135

Issue

4

First Page

e1097

Last Page

e1104

MeSH Keywords

Child; Cooperative Behavior; Credentialing; Curriculum; Education, Medical, Continuing; Emergency Medicine/education; Emergency Service, Hospital; Evidence-Based Medicine; Interdisciplinary Communication; Pediatrics/education; Point-of-Care Systems; Ultrasonography/instrumentation; United States

Keywords

Children; Ultrasound; Emergency Room

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