A few of the more commonly accessed websites, articles, and documents pertaining to Emergency Ultrasound (many from the ACEP Emergency Ultrasound Section website) are listed below. Clicking on the link will bring you to the Website or Microsoft Word/PDF document.

You may also access all of these directly through the article quick link below.


ACEP Section and Fellowship
The best source of all issues related to Emergency Ultrasound is through ACEP. The ACEP Emergency Ultrasound Section has a dedicated webpage that links to just above every resource that is relevant to the Emergency Sonographer.
The ACEP Ultrasound Web Portal has a few additional links and a slightly different format from the Section page.
The best source of Ultrasound Fellowship information from every program around the country.
The MUSC Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship page. Learn all about the EUS Fellowship in the heart of Charleston, SC.

ACEP Guidelines
This 2016 document is the LATEST defining policy statement regarding Emergency Ultrasound Guidelines. It discusses all aspects of ultrasound, including scope of practice and core applications, training and proficiency, credentialing, documentation, risk management, etc. This is a must-read for any Emergency Sonographer.
This 2008 document is provided for your reference, it has now been replaced by the 2016 guidelines.
2006 document that details the imaging criteria governing the more common Emergency Ultrasound applications, including aorta, biliary, echocardiography, pelvic ultrasound, renal, trauma, ultrasound-guided procedures, and venous thrombosis. This has everything: views, windows, technical considerations, pitfalls, etc.

Ultrasound Billing & Coding
These are my home-grown billing templates, replete with CPT codes and standardized billing language. Feel free to download and make any changes to suit your institution.
The coding and reimbursement bible. Everything you need to know about Emergency Ultrasound coding and billing. See the 2009 update below and check the ACEP site frequently for further changes to coding/billing.
Frequently asked questions regarding billing and coding. Great resource.
2009 Update to the Emergency Ultrasound coding and reimbursement document above. Again, check the ACEP site frequently for further changes to coding/billing.
2012 Update to the Emergency Ultrasound coding and reimbursement document above. Again, check the ACEP site frequently for further changes to coding/billing.
2014 Update to the Emergency Ultrasound coding and reimbursement document above. Again, check the ACEP site frequently for further changes to coding/billing.

Other Program Documents
A general overview of establishing an ultrasound program. More details can be found on the ACEP site (including a power-point and step-by-step instructions), but this is a good starting point.
Template letter that attest to EUS training/competency of graduating residents. Created by Nate Teismann and Preston Wendell. Great for those of us who frequently write letters regarding EUS training.
Template letter that attest to EUS training/competency of ED attendings. Created by Nate Teismann and Preston Wendell. Great for those of us who frequently write letters regarding EUS training.
Template letter addressing renewal of privileges. Created by Nate Teismann and Preston Wendell. Great for those of us who frequently write letters regarding EUS training.
Primer on picking a machine that best fits your imaging needs in the Emergency Department. A must-read prior to your purchase. It is infinitely more difficult to add features (and probes) to your system once it's already purchased, so you've gotta plan ahead.
Interesting (and informative) perspective on how to address the turf battles that inevitably erupt when you start performing, and hopefully billing for, ultrasound studies in the ED.
Dr. Chris Moore authored an outstanding review of point-of-care ultrasonography in a February 2011 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. Essential read for all sonographers.