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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.
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