Short Article - Journal of Intensive and Critical Care Nursing (2022) Volume 5, Issue 2
Use of ultrasound in pediatric intensive care units in fields and training status of clinicians.
For decades, ultrasonography has been widely utilised in medicine, although mostly by specialised users like cardiologists, obstetricians, and radiologists. This imaging modality has moved to the bedside in recent years, with doctors performing and interpreting focused point of care ultrasonography to aid in the urgent assessment and management of their patients. Advances in ultrasound-related technology, as well as new research and protocols confirming its utility in clinical practise, have aided the rise of point-of-care ultrasonography. However, significant obstacles remain before this modality can be implemented across a wide range of fields, particularly in terms of training, competency, and usage standards. The history, current condition, problems, and future direction of point-of-care ultrasonography are discussed in this paper.Author(s): Thomas Colunga