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Chest. 2009 Apr;135(4):1050-1060. doi: 10.1378/chest.08-2305. Epub 2009 Feb 2.

American College of Chest Physicians/La Société de Réanimation de Langue Française statement on competence in critical care ultrasonography.

Author information

1
Department of Medicine, Long Island Jewish Medical Center, New Hyde Park, NY. Electronic address: mayosono@gmail.com.
2
Hôpital Sacré-Coeur de Montréal, Université de Montréal, Montréal, Québec, QC, Canada.
3
Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, Allergy, and Sleep Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC.
4
Department of Interventional Pulmonology, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD.
5
American College of Chest Physicians, Northbrook, IL.
6
Pulmonary and Sleep Center, Weslaco, TX.
7
Department of Surgery, Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY.
8
Service de Réanimation Médicale, Hôpital Ambroise Paré, Boulogne, France.
9
Service de Cardiologie, Centre Hospitalier Territorial Gaston Bourret, Noumea, France.
10
Service de Réanimation Médicale, Hôpital Saint-Antoine, Paris Cedex, France.
11
Unité de Réanimation Médicale, Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale ERI 12, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Amiens, Amiens, France.
12
Service de Réanimation Polyvalente, Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale 0801, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Dupuytren, Limoges, France.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To define competence in critical care ultrasonography (CCUS).

DESIGN:

The statement is sponsored by the Critical Care NetWork of the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) in partnership with La Société de Réanimation de Langue Française (SRLF). The ACCP and the SRLF selected a panel of experts to review the field of CCUS and to develop a consensus statement on competence in CCUS.

RESULTS:

CCUS may be divided into general CCUS (thoracic, abdominal, and vascular), and echocardiography (basic and advanced). For each component part, the panel defined the specific skills that the intensivist should have to be competent in that aspect of CCUS.

CONCLUSION:

In defining a reasonable minimum standard for CCUS, the statement serves as a guide for the intensivist to follow in achieving proficiency in the field.

PMID:
19188546
DOI:
10.1378/chest.08-2305
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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