Purpose: Foster the effective utilization of Pediatric Emergency Ultrasound.
Russ Horwitz, MD - Chair
2014-2015 has been a big year for pediatric point-of-care ultrasound.
- The first pediatric ultrasound textbook Pediatric Emergency and Critical Care Ultrasound (Doniger S, Ed., Cambridge University Press, 2014) was published with leaders in PEM POCUS authoring chapters.
- The PEM POCUS guidelines led by Jennifer Marin and Resa Lewiss were published in Pediatrics and Annals of Emergency Medicine. These guidelines were reviewed and approved by: the AAP, ACEP, SAEM, and WINFOCUS.
- A long-term sustainable educational initiative was approved and started with the first phase, a full-day ultrasound course at the AAP NCE in October 2015. Future goals will include education through ACEP and the PEM Fellows meeting, as well as online education