Point-of-care ultrasonography by Pediatric Emergency medicine physicians

Academic Article


  • 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.
  • Authors

    Published In

  • Pediatrics  Journal
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    Author List

  • Marin JR; Lewiss RE; Shook JE; Ackerman AD; Chun TH; Conners GP; Dudley NC; Fuchs SM; Gorelick MH; Lane NE
  • Start Page

  • e1113
  • End Page

  • e1122
  • Volume

  • 135
  • Issue

  • 4