SCoR and BMUS publish new guidelines for ultrasound practitioners

Published: 04 January 2016 Ezine

The SCoR and the British Medical Ultrasound Society (BMUS) have published the 6th iteration of the former United Kingdom Association of Sonographers (UKAS) ‘Guidelines for Professional Ultrasound Practice’ document.

The updated document provides advice and guidance for all who use ultrasound, whatever their professional background. 

It complements the 2014 RCR and SCoR joint document ‘Standards for the Provision of an Ultrasound Service’. 

This new edition includes updated advice and also links to published documents from the SCoR and BMUS on topics such as examination times, ergonomics, justification of ultrasound requests, best practice for reporting, audit and independent practice among others. 

Nigel Thomson, Professional Officer for Ultrasound for the Society and College of Radiographers, was at the launch of the document at the recent BMUS annual conference in Cardiff.

He said: “It was clear from the interest we had at our stand that this new edition has been long-awaited and it has been great to have this opportunity to work with BMUS to publish this document.

‘It is planned that the Guidelines will be reviewed and updated regularly.” 

Click here to download the document.