Credentialing Pediatric Emergency Medicine Faculty in Point-of-Care Ultrasound: Expert Guidelines

Pediatr Emerg Care. 2019 Jan 7. doi: 10.1097/PEC.0000000000001677. Online ahead of print.

Abstract

As point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) becomes standard practice in pediatric emergency medicine (PEM), it is important to have benchmarks in place for credentialing PEM faculty in POCUS. Faculty must be systematically trained and assessed for competency in order to be credentialed in POCUS and granted privileges by an individual institution. Recommendations on credentialing PEM faculty are needed to ensure appropriate, consistent, and responsible use of this diagnostic and procedural tool. It is our intention that these guidelines will serve as a framework for credentialing faculty in PEM POCUS.