Description of basic competencies in clinical ultrasound imaging for emergency departments
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Villén Villegas T, Campo Linares R, Alonso Viladot JR, Martínez Mas R, Luque Hernández MJ, Ruiz Durán M, et al. Description of basic competencies in clinical ultrasound imaging for emergency departments. Emergencias. 2022;34:377-87
Recent years have seen great advances in the use of clinical ultrasound imaging in both hospital emergency departments and out-of-hospital settings. However, all new techniques require up-to-date definitions of competencies relevant to the clinical realities of different specialties and the geographic settings in which specialists work. To that end, a group of experts in clinical ultrasound reviewed the evidence available in the literature and strictly applied the Delphi method to define the competencies relevant to emergency physicians. The group worked with the starting premise that clinical ultrasound imaging should be a common competency across the specialty.