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Pediatr Emerg Care. 2019 Jan 7. doi: 10.1097/PEC.0000000000001677. [Epub ahead of print]

Credentialing Pediatric Emergency Medicine Faculty in Point-of-Care Ultrasound: Expert Guidelines.

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Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX.
Department of Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.
Departments of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY.
Department of Paediatrics, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Department of Emergency Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA.
Department of Emergency Medicine, Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center, West Islip, NY.
Departments of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA.


As point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) becomes standard practice in pediatric emergency medicine (PEM), it is important to have benchmarks in place for credentialing PEM faculty in POCUS. Faculty must be systematically trained and assessed for competency in order to be credentialed in POCUS and granted privileges by an individual institution. Recommendations on credentialing PEM faculty are needed to ensure appropriate, consistent, and responsible use of this diagnostic and procedural tool. It is our intention that these guidelines will serve as a framework for credentialing faculty in PEM POCUS.

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