- •Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) is a valuable tool to augment medical decision making in the emergency and critical care settings.
- •Nurse practitioners (NPs) can augment clinical decision making through formal POCUS transthoracic echocardiographic (TTE) training and credentialing.
- •NPs can be trained in the acquisition and interpretation of POCUS studies, specifically TTE, using a multifaceted training approach.
- •Hands-on training augments proficiency in POCUS TTE image acquisition.
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