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Title: Neuromuscular ultrasound competency assessment: Consensus-Based survey.
Austin Authors: Tawfik, Eman A;Cartwright, Michael S;Grimm, Alexander;Boon, Andrea J;Kerasnoudis, Antonios;Preston, David C;Wilder-Smith, Einar;Axer, Hubertus;Hobson-Webb, Lisa D;van Alfen, Nens;Crump, Nicholas H ;Shahrizaila, Nortina;Inkpen, Peter;Mandeville, Ross;Sakamuri, Sarada;Shook, Steven J;Shin, Susan;Walker, Francis O
Affiliation: Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Faculty of Medicine, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt
Department of Neurology, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Medical Center Blvd, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA
Department of Neurology, University Hospital Tuebingen, Tuebingen, Germany
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA
Department of Neurology, St Luke's Hospital, Thessaloniki Greece. Lecturer of Neurology, St Josef Hospital, Ruhr University Bochum, Germany
Neurological Institute, University Hospitals, Cleveland Medical Center, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Hans Berger Department of Neurology, Jena University Hospital, Jena, Germany
Department of Neurology, Neuromuscular Division, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, North Carolina, USA
Department of Neurology and Clinical Neurophysiology, Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition, and Behavior, Radboud University Medical Center, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Division of Neurology, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
Department of Neurosciences, University of California San Diego School of Medicine, La Jolla, California, USA
Department of Neurology and Neurological Sciences, Stanford University, Stanford, California, USA
Neuromuscular Center, Neurologic Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, New York, USA
Department of Neurology, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Medical Center Blvd, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA
Department of Neurology, University of Berne, Switzerland
Department of Neurology, Kantonsspital Lucerne, Switzerland
Issue Date: 31-Dec-2020
Date: 2021-05
Publication information: Muscle & Nerve 2021; 63(5): 651-656
Abstract: Neuromuscular ultrasound is a rapidly evolving specialty with direct application for patient care. Competency assessment is an essential standard needed to ensure quality for practitioners, particularly for those newly acquiring skills with the technique. Our aim was to survey experts' opinions regarding physician competency assessment of neuromuscular ultrasound and to identify minimal competency of knowledge and skills. The opinions of 18 experts were obtained through the Delphi method using two consecutive electronic surveys. A high degree of consensus was achieved on items regarding framework and the conduct of neuromuscular ultrasound assessment and the knowledge and skills that a candidate needs to attain minimal competency in neuromuscular ultrasound. In this study, a group of neuromuscular ultrasound experts developed a general framework for neuromuscular ultrasound competency assessment and recommended testable areas of knowledge and skills suitable for establishing minimal competency. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
DOI: 10.1002/mus.27163
ORCID: 0000-0002-3964-5442
Journal: Muscle & Nerve
PubMed URL: 33382094
Type: Journal Article
Subjects: certification
neuromuscular ultrasound
ultrasound imaging
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