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
Point-of-Care Ultrasonography by Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physicians
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
Children; Ultrasound; Emergency Room
AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS, Committee on Pediatric Emergency Medicine; SOCIETY FOR ACADEMIC EMERGENCY MEDICINE,Academy of Emergency Ultrasound; AMERICAN COLLEGE OF EMERGENCY PHYSICIANS, Pediatric Emergency Medicine Committee; WORLD INTERACTIVE NETWORK FOCUSED ON CRITICAL ULTRASOUND; and Conners, Gregory P., "Point-of-Care Ultrasonography by Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physicians" (2015). Manuscripts, Articles, Book Chapters and Other Papers. 168.