A Call to Action for the Pediatric Critical Care Community

Thomas W. Conlon*, David B. Kantor, Eliotte L. Hirshberg, Maria V. Fraga, Christie L. Glau, Russ Horowitz, Jeffrey H. Burzynski, Aaron J. Godshall, Akira Nishisaki

*Corresponding author for this work

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)E410-E414
JournalPediatric Critical Care Medicine
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 1 2021


  • diagnostic
  • echocardiography
  • focused
  • guidelines
  • point-of-care ultrasound
  • procedural

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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