Neonatal POCUS: Embracing our modern day "stethoscope"

Semin Fetal Neonatal Med. 2022 Oct;27(5):101394. doi: 10.1016/j.siny.2022.101394. Epub 2022 Oct 14.


The dramatic technologic advancements seen in ultrasound have accelerated the growth of point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) in medicine. Neonatology has lagged behind other pediatric and adult specialties in incorporating POCUS into clinical practice despite there being numerous applications in cardiac and non-cardiac arenas. Widely available training programs are aiding in improving this situation but significantly more structure and orchestration for neonatal POCUS dissemination will be needed to fully actualize the potential for POCUS to augment its widespread clinical application.

Keywords: Central venous catheter; Point-of-care ultrasound; Procedural competency.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Child
  • Humans
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Neonatology*
  • Point-of-Care Systems*
  • Ultrasonography