Standardized adult-gerontology acute care nurse practitioner point-of-care ultrasound training: A new perspective in the age of a pandemic Journal Article


Author: Chen, L. L.
Article Title: Standardized adult-gerontology acute care nurse practitioner point-of-care ultrasound training: A new perspective in the age of a pandemic
Abstract: Our health care landscape is rapidly changing. With the aging population and seemingly increasing outbreak of communicable diseases, it is expected that there will be a continued demand for inpatient/critical care providers. The current COVID-19 pandemic provides a glimpse of a health care system in severe provider shortage. Adult-gerontology acute nurse practitioners (GACNPs) can play a vital part in relieving that shortage. But with the increased role, there is an increased responsibility and need for expansion of AGACNP skill set. This includes the training and utilization of point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS). The case reports and data available from countries that have already combated COVID-19 outbreak show POCUS can play a key part in managing critically ill patients on isolation precautions. This article provides my perspective on POCUS training and competency achievement for AGACNPPs.
Keywords: aged; aged, 80 and over; point-of-care systems; intensive care; education; clinical competence; echography; critical care; ultrasonography; virus pneumonia; geriatric assessment; nurse practitioner; nurse practitioners; pandemic; pneumonia, viral; very elderly; humans; human; coronavirus infections; betacoronavirus; coronavirus infection; pandemics; point of care system; geriatric nursing
Journal Title: Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners
Volume: 32
Issue: 6
ISSN: 2327-6924
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Health | Lippincott Williams & Wilkins  
Date Published: 2020-06-01
Start Page: 416
End Page: 418
Language: English
DOI: 10.1097/jxx.0000000000000448
PUBMED: 32511190
PROVIDER: scopus
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Notes: Article -- Export Date: 1 July 2020 -- Source: Scopus
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