LAUREL, MD - The American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) announces the launch of the first Point-of-Care Ultrasound Practice Accreditation program in the world.
The program, designed to improve the quality of diagnostic point-of-care ultrasound procedures, adheres to the AIUM Practice Parameter for the Performance of Point-of-Care Ultrasound Examinations that was published earlier this year.
“This is a program that point-of-care ultrasound practices have been asking for and we are proud to deliver,” said AIUM CEO, Glynis Harvey, CAE. “Working with medical professionals and professional societies, we have created a program that will recognize those practices performing high-quality point-of-care ultrasound.”
The AIUM Point-of-Care Ultrasound Practice Accreditation covers the evaluation of the abdomen and retroperitoneum, thorax, or heart or to assess for deep vein thrombosis (DVT). Practices applying for accreditation must submit cases and demonstrate competency in every aspect of their operation, including:
The American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine is a multidisciplinary medical association of more than 9,000 physicians, sonographers, scientists, students, and other healthcare professionals. Established in the early 1950s, AIUM is dedicated to empowering and cultivating a global multidisciplinary community engaged in the use of medical ultrasound through raising awareness, education, sharing information, and research.