Healthcare regulatory bodies have escalated concerns regarding the use of point-of-care ultrasound by nonradiology and noncardiology physicians. A recently published PCCM Perspective identified that data do not support many of these concerns and addressed common misconceptions associated with point-of-care ultrasound use in the critical care setting. Indeed, the global point-of-care ultrasound community and specifically the pediatric critical care community have the opportunity to be leaders in demonstrating how to translate new skills and technologies to the bedside in a safe and effective manner. We seek to extend the conversation and propose next steps in supporting integration of point-of-care ultrasound in pediatric critical care practice.
- point-of-care ultrasound
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
- Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine