Point-of-care ultrasonography by Pediatric Emergency medicine physicians

Jennifer R. Marin, Resa E. Lewiss, 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. HockbergerJames F. Holmes, Lauren Hudak, Alan 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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Emergency physicians have used point-of-care ultrasonography since the abstract 1990s. Pediatric emergency medicine physicians have more recently adopted this technology. Point-of-care ultrasonography is used for various scenarios, particularly the evaluation of soft tissue infections or blunt abdominal trauma and procedural guidance. To date, there are no published statements from national organizations specifically for pediatric emergency physicians describing the incorporation of point-of-care ultrasonography into their practice. This document outlines how pediatric emergency departments may establish a formal point-of-care ultrasonography program. This task includes appointing leaders with expertise in point-of-care ultrasonography, effectively training and credentialing physicians in the department, and providing ongoing quality assurance reviews.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e1113-e1122
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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