Systemwide clinical ultrasound program development: An expert consensus model

Robert Strony*, Jennifer R. Marin, John Bailitz, Anthony J. Dean, Mike Blaivas, Vivek Tayal, Chris Raio, Rachel Liu, Aimee Woods, Michael Zwank, Matthew Fields, Alyssa Abo, Stan Wu, Tarina Kang, Teresa Liu, Megan Leo, Courtney Smalley, Jerry Chiricolo, Mikaela Chilstrom, Resa E. Lewiss

*Corresponding author for this work

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Clinical ultrasound (CUS) is integral to the practice of an increasing number of medical specialties. Guidelines are needed to ensure effective CUS utilization across health systems. Such guidelines should address all aspects of CUS within a hospital or health system. These include leadership, training, competency, credentialing, quality assurance and improvement, documentation, archiving, workflow, equipment, and infrastructure issues relating to communication and information technology. To meet this need, a group of CUS subject matter experts, who have been involved in institution-and/or systemwide clinical ultrasound (SWCUS) program development convened. The purpose of this paper was to create a model for SWCUS development and implementation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)649-653
Number of pages5
JournalWestern Journal of Emergency Medicine
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine


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