Document Type

Article

Publication Date

7-1-2018

Comments

This article has been peer reviewed. It is the author’s final published version in Western Journal of Emergency Medicine, Volume 19, Issue 4, July 2018, Pages 649-653.

The published version is available at https://doi.org/10.5811/westjem.2018.4.37152. Copyright © Strony et al.

Abstract

Clinical ultrasound (CUS) is integral to the practice of an increasing number of medical specialties. Guidelines are needed to ensure effective CUS utilization across health systems. Such guidelines should address all aspects of CUS within a hospital or health system. These include leadership, training, competency, credentialing, quality assurance and improvement, documentation, archiving, workflow, equipment, and infrastructure issues relating to communication and information technology. To meet this need, a group of CUS subject matter experts, who have been involved in institution- and/or systemwide clinical ultrasound (SWCUS) program development convened. The purpose of this paper was to create a model for SWCUS development and implementation.

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PubMed ID

30013699

Language

English

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