Background: To report a consensus on the different competency levels for the elaboration of skill recommendations in performing brain ultrasonography within the neurocritical care setting. Methods: Four brain ultrasound experts, supported by a methodologist, performed a preselection of indicators and skills based on the current literature and clinical expertise. An international panel of experts was recruited and subjected to web-based questionnaires according to a Delphi method presented in three separate rounds. A pre-defined threshold of agreement was established on expert subjective opinions, > 84% of votes was set to support a strong recommendation and > 68% for a weak recommendation. Below these thresholds, no recommendation reached. Results: We defined four different skill levels (basic, basic-plus, pre-advanced, advanced). Twenty-five experts participated to the full process. After four rounds of questions, two items received a strong recommendation in the basic skill category, three in the advanced, twelve in the basic-plus, and seven in the pre-advanced. Two items in the pre-advanced category received a weak recommendation and three could not be collocated and were excluded from the list. Conclusions: Results from this consensus permitted stratification of the different ultrasound examination skills in four levels with progressively increasing competences. This consensus can be useful as a guide for beginners in brain ultrasonography and for the development of specific training programs within this field.
Robba, C., Poole, D., Citerio, G., Taccone, F., & Rasulo, F. (2020). Brain Ultrasonography Consensus on Skill Recommendations and Competence Levels Within the Critical Care Setting. NEUROCRITICAL CARE, 32(2), 502-511.
|Citazione:||Robba, C., Poole, D., Citerio, G., Taccone, F., & Rasulo, F. (2020). Brain Ultrasonography Consensus on Skill Recommendations and Competence Levels Within the Critical Care Setting. NEUROCRITICAL CARE, 32(2), 502-511.|
|Tipo:||Articolo in rivista - Articolo scientifico|
|Carattere della pubblicazione:||Scientifica|
|Presenza di un coautore afferente ad Istituzioni straniere:||Si|
|Titolo:||Brain Ultrasonography Consensus on Skill Recommendations and Competence Levels Within the Critical Care Setting|
|Autori:||Robba, C; Poole, D; Citerio, G; Taccone, F; Rasulo, F|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2020|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12028-019-00766-9|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su rivista|