Establishing intensivist-driven ultrasound at the PICU bedside - It's about time

Erik Su, Aliaksei Pustavoitau, Elliotte L. Hirshberg, Akira Nishisaki, Thomas Conlon, David B. Kantor, Mark D. Weber, Aaron J. Godshall, Jeffrey H. Burzynski, Ann E. Thompson

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Objective: To discuss pediatric intensivist-driven ultrasound and the exigent need for research and practice definitions pertaining to its implementation within pediatric critical care, specifically addressing issues in ultrasound-guided vascular access and intensivist-driven echocardiography. Conclusions: Intensivist-driven ultrasound improves procedure safety and reduces time to diagnosis in clinical ultrasound applications, as demonstrated primarily in adult patients. Translating these applications to the PICU requires thoughtful integration of the technology into practice and would best be informed by dedicated ultrasound research in critically ill children.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)649-652
Number of pages4
JournalPediatric Critical Care Medicine
Issue number7
StatePublished - 2014


  • Central venous catheter
  • Echocardiography
  • Patient safety
  • Quality assurance
  • Ultrasound

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine


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