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Crit Ultrasound J. 2016 Dec;8(1):16. Epub 2016 Nov 3.

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

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1
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, 4401 Penn Ave, AOB Suite 2400, Pittsburgh, PA, 15224, USA. jrmmarin@yahoo.com.
2
Children's National Medical Center, Washington DC, USA.
3
Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY, USA.
4
New York Methodist Hospital, Brooklyn, NY, USA.
5
Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
6
Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA, USA.
7
Queens Medical Center, Honolulu, HI, USA.
8
University of California-Davis, Sacramento, CA, USA.
9
Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital, New York, NY, USA.
10
University of California-San Diego, San Diego, CA, USA.
11
Dell Children's Medical Center, Austin, USA.
12
Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA.
13
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA.
14
Boston University Medical Center, Boston, NY, USA.
15
Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY, USA.
16
St. Lukes-Roosevelt Hospital, New York, NY, USA.
17
Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY, USA.
18
Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Newark, NJ, USA.
19
Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NY, USA.
20
Cohen Children's Medical Center, New Hyde Park, USA.
21
Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY, USA.
22
University of Colorado, Aurora, CO, USA.

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.

KEYWORDS:

Diagnostic; Pediatric emergency medicine; Point-of-care ultrasound; Procedures

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