Head and Neck Ultrasound - EFSUMB Training Recommendations for the Practice of Medical Ultrasound in Europe

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Different surgical and medical specialists increasingly use head and neck ultrasound and ultrasound-guided interventions as part of their clinical practice. We need to ensure high quality and standardized practice across specialties, and this position paper of the European Federation of Societies for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology (EFSUMB) describes the training requirements for head and neck ultrasound. Traditionally, a minimum number of ultrasound examinations indicates competence, but this is unreliable, and a general shift towards competence-based training is ongoing. For each EFSUMB level, we will outline the theoretical knowledge and skills needed for clinical practice. The recommendations follow the three EFSUMB competency levels for medical ultrasound practice. Level 1 describes the skills required to perform essential head and neck ultrasound examinations independently, level 2 includes ultrasound-guided interventions, while level 3 involves the practice of high-level neck ultrasound and use of advanced technologies. Our goal is to ensure high quality and standardized head and neck ultrasound practice performed by different clinical specialists with these recommendations.

TidsskriftUltrasound International Open
Udgave nummer1
Sider (fra-til)E29-E34
StatusUdgivet - 2022

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