there are a number of useful documents for point-of-care ultrasound users, including policy statements from various organizations, template credentialing documents, coding/reimbursement documents and more. here’s an ever-expanding list with links to the documents of interest:
a 21-page PDF written by the leaders in the field of emergency ultrasound, covering scope of practice, training and proficiency, credentialing, ongoing quality assurance and more.
the result of a 3-hour consensus conference in New Orleans in 2008, where 40 members of CORD, SAEM, and the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) met to discuss guidelines for emergency medicine residents’ ultrasound training.
a joint statement defining the role, common ultrasound findings, clinical applications, and training and performance of focused cardiac ultrasound exams.
essentially states that the AMA (1) affirms that ultrasound imaging is within the scope of practice of appropriately trained physicians; (2) acknowledges broad and diverse use of ultrasound in medical practice; (3) affirms that privileging should be function of the hospital medical staff; and (4) criteria for granting privileges should be based on specialty-specific educational standards