Guidelines for professional ultrasound practice: major update

The SoR and BMUS guidelines have been updated undergone a major review for December 2021.

Published: 06 December 2021 Ultrasound

The much-read document ‘Guidelines for professional ultrasound practice’ published by the SoR and BMUS has undergone a major review for December 2021.

What has changed?

Many sections have been updated and new sections added. The date of updates is provided within the document for ease e.g. [2021]. The format of the document has changed and streamlining of the sections has taken place.

Additional changes include:

  • Revision of all clinical sections by experts in the field, to follow a similar format and provide additional resources and further reading
  • New clinical sections include obstetrics, the penis, prostate gland, adult lumps and bumps
  • The obstetric section has more detail of areas with less detailed guidance available. In most cases, particularly in relation to screening in pregnancy, national guidelines are referred to
  • Hyperlinks to the new elearning for healthcare sessions for Saving Babies Lives care bundle version 2 have been added
  • Information about the change from the Public Voluntary Register of Sonographers (PVRS) to the Register of Clinical Technologists (RCT) has been added
  • Links to a QA manual are included

Who has done all the work on this?

The SoR Professional Officer for Ultrasound, BMUS Development Officer and BMUS Professional Officer led the work with input from both SoR and BMUS members, who are experts in their field. The SoR Ultrasound Advisory Group and the BMUS Professional Standards Group reviewed the final drafts.

The SoR and BMUS are extremely grateful for all the time and effort that everyone has put into making these guidelines as comprehensive and relevant as possible. As with any document of this size, there may be some errors or updates, so please do flag those with us. Members’ input helps to keep the document current and of use to you in your practice.

We hope you find the resources a valuable addition to your clinical practice.

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