Pediatric emergency medicine point-of-care ultrasound: summary of the evidence

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Abstract

The utility of point-of-care ultrasound is well supported by the medical literature. Consequently, pediatric emergency medicine providers have embraced this technology in everyday practice. Recently, the American Academy of Pediatrics published a policy statement endorsing the use of point-of-care ultrasound by pediatric emergency medicine providers. To date, there is no standard guideline for the practice of point-of-care ultrasound for this specialty. This document serves as an initial step in the detailed “how to” and description of individual point-of-care ultrasound examinations. Pediatric emergency medicine providers should refer to this paper as reference for published research, objectives for learners, and standardized reporting guidelines.

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Marin, J. R., Abo, A. M., Arroyo, A. C., Doniger, S. J., Fischer, J. W., Rempell, R., … Lewiss, R. E. (2016, December 1). Pediatric emergency medicine point-of-care ultrasound: summary of the evidence. Critical Ultrasound Journal. Springer-Verlag Italia s.r.l. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13089-016-0049-5

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