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Neuromuscular ultrasound competency assessment: Consensus-based survey.

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Tawfik, EA; Cartwright, MS; Grimm, A; Boon, AJ; Kerasnoudis, A; Preston, DC; Wilder-Smith, E; Axer, H; Hobson-Webb, LD; van Alfen, N; Crump, N ...
Published in: Muscle Nerve
May 2021

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.

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Muscle Nerve

DOI

EISSN

1097-4598

Publication Date

May 2021

Volume

63

Issue

5

Start / End Page

651 / 656

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Ultrasonography
  • Neuromuscular Monitoring
  • Neuromuscular Diseases
  • Neurology & Neurosurgery
  • Muscle, Skeletal
  • Humans
  • Health Care Surveys
  • Consensus
  • Clinical Competence
  • 32 Biomedical and clinical sciences
 

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Tawfik, E. A., Cartwright, M. S., Grimm, A., Boon, A. J., Kerasnoudis, A., Preston, D. C., … Walker, F. O. (2021). Neuromuscular ultrasound competency assessment: Consensus-based survey. Muscle Nerve, 63(5), 651–656. https://doi.org/10.1002/mus.27163
Tawfik, Eman A., Michael S. Cartwright, Alexander Grimm, Andrea J. Boon, Antonios Kerasnoudis, David C. Preston, Einar Wilder-Smith, et al. “Neuromuscular ultrasound competency assessment: Consensus-based survey.Muscle Nerve 63, no. 5 (May 2021): 651–56. https://doi.org/10.1002/mus.27163.
Tawfik EA, Cartwright MS, Grimm A, Boon AJ, Kerasnoudis A, Preston DC, et al. Neuromuscular ultrasound competency assessment: Consensus-based survey. Muscle Nerve. 2021 May;63(5):651–6.
Tawfik, Eman A., et al. “Neuromuscular ultrasound competency assessment: Consensus-based survey.Muscle Nerve, vol. 63, no. 5, May 2021, pp. 651–56. Pubmed, doi:10.1002/mus.27163.
Tawfik EA, Cartwright MS, Grimm A, Boon AJ, Kerasnoudis A, Preston DC, Wilder-Smith E, Axer H, Hobson-Webb LD, van Alfen N, Crump N, Shahrizaila N, Inkpen P, Mandeville R, Sakamuri S, Shook SJ, Shin S, Walker FO. Neuromuscular ultrasound competency assessment: Consensus-based survey. Muscle Nerve. 2021 May;63(5):651–656.
Journal cover image

Published In

Muscle Nerve

DOI

EISSN

1097-4598

Publication Date

May 2021

Volume

63

Issue

5

Start / End Page

651 / 656

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Ultrasonography
  • Neuromuscular Monitoring
  • Neuromuscular Diseases
  • Neurology & Neurosurgery
  • Muscle, Skeletal
  • Humans
  • Health Care Surveys
  • Consensus
  • Clinical Competence
  • 32 Biomedical and clinical sciences