The P2Network—Advancing Pediatric Emergency Care With Point-of-Care Ultrasound


Far West


Riverside Community Hospital

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education, research, ultrasonography, diagnostic imaging


Diagnosis | Emergency Medicine | Pediatrics


Over the last 2 decades, the use of point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) in pediatric emergency medicine (PEM) has grown exponentially. In 2014, a group of PEM POCUS leaders met and formed the P2Network. The P2Network provides a platform to build collaborative relationships and share expertise among members from various countries and practice settings. It works with educators and researchers within and outside of the field to advance POCUS practice in PEM. As an organization, the P2Network promotes the evidence-based application of POCUS to facilitate and improve care in the PEM setting and addresses issues related to integration of the PEM POCUS practitioner in this nascent field. The P2Network is building and augmenting its infrastructure for PEM POCUS research and education and has already made some progress in the areas, with published manuscripts and ongoing clinical research studies under its sponsorship. Future goals include developing a PEM POCUS research agenda, formalizing teaching and assessment of PEM POCUS skills, and implementing multicenter research studies on potentially high impact applications.

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Pediatric Emergency Care