Diploma on Basic Echocardiography training and competencies for Intensive Care and Emergency medicine: Consensus document of the Spanish Society of Anesthesiology and Critical Care (SEDAR) and the Spanish Society of Emergency Medicine (SEMES)
M Vives 1 , A Hernández 2 , P Carmona 3 , T Villen 4 , X Borrat 5 , E Sánchez 6 , D Nagore 7 , A D González 8 , P Cuesta 9 , M Serna 10 , R Campo 11 , U Bengoetxea 12 , J Mercadal 13 , SEDAR and SEMES Clinical Intensive Care Ultrasound working groups
Cardiac ultrasound has become an essential tool for diagnosis and hemodynamic monitoring in critically ill patients. Scientific societies need to work toward developing a training program that will allow clinicians to acquire competence in performing cardiac ultrasound and understanding its indications.
The Clinical Ultrasound for Intensive Care task force of the Spanish Society of Anesthesiology and Critical Care (SEDAR) and the Spanish Society of Emergency Medicine (SEMES) have drawn up this position statement defining the learning objectives and training required to acquire the competencies recommended for basic ultrasound management in the intensive care and emergency setting in order to obtain a diploma in Basic Ultrasound in Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine.
This document defines the training program and the competencies needed for basic skills in ultrasound in Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine-part of the Diploma in Ultrasound for Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine awarded by SEDAR/SEMES.
The Spanish Society of Anesthesia (SEDAR), Spanish Society of Internal Medicine (SEMI) and Spanish Society of Emergency Medicine (SEMES) have drawn up a position statement determining the competencies and training program for a diploma in ultrasound (lung, abdominal and vascular) in Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine.
To obtain the SEDAR/SEMES Diploma in Ultrasound in Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine, clinicians must have completed the SEDAR, SEMI and SEMES Diploma in basic ultrasound and the Diploma in lung, abdominal, and vascular ultrasound.