Diploma on Ultrasound training and competency for Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine: Consensus document of the Spanish Society of Anesthesia (SEDAR), Spanish Society of Internal Medicine (SEMI) and Spanish Society of Emergency Medicine (SEMES)
M Vives 1 , A Hernández 2 , A D González 3 , J Torres 4 , P Cuesta 5 , T Villen 6 , P Carmona 7 , D Nagore 8 , M Serna 9 , U Bengoetxea 10 , X Borrat 11 , G García de Casasola 12 , E Sánchez 13 , R Campo 14 , J Mercadal 15 , en representación del Grupo de trabajo de Ecografía Clínica en Cuidados Intensivos de la SEDAR; grupo de trabajo de Ecografía Clínica de la SEMI y grupo de trabajo de Ecografía de la SEMES
The use of ultrasound as a clinical diagnostic tool and guide of bedside procedures has become an indispensable examination in the acute critically ill patient. The training of professionals in minimum skills of knowledge, management and indications of use of ultrasound required to be defined by the Scientific Societies. The Intensive Care Ultrasound Working Group of the Spanish Society of Anesthesiology and Resuscitation (SEDAR), of the Spanish Society of Internal Medicine (SEMI) and the Spanish Society of Emergency Medicine (SEMES) has developed this consensus document in which the recommended training program and the minimum competencies to be achieved with regard to the use of Ultrasound in Intensive Care, Anesthesia and Emergency medicine are defined.
This document defines the training program and the skills to acquire in order to achieve the diploma in lung, abdominal and vascular ultrasound. This document can serve as a guide to define the skills to be acquired in the training programs of residents (MIRs) of specialists working in intensive care, anesthesia, and emergency medicine.