Currently, bedside ultrasound (BUS) competency in the United States is largely defined by number of examinations completed. We hypothesize that quantifying BUS image attributes is a better mechanism for quality assurance feedback and a more accurate indicator of trainee progress. To date there has been no widely accepted BUS image rating scale. Our aim was to introduce and report preliminary testing of a three-component, eight-point BUS rating scale (URS).
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