Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS), or bedside ultrasound, is an ultrasound that is performed by clinicians (not radiologists or ultrasonographers) in a clinic or at the patient's bedside.
POCUS is not ultrasound that is scheduled and performed in the departments of:
POCUS studies are limited in nature and answer questions directly impacting the patient's immediate care or help with improving safety during procedural guidance.
This committee is developing guidelines and processes to standardize the education, credentialing, performance, equipment, reporting, image storage, and infection control of all POCUS examinations.
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Other institutions that are interested in the documentation and guidelines that we are developing may refer to the DHH POCUS Database website to download resources.