CUAP is administered by an independent board whose reviewers operate under the auspices of ACEP. As such, the accreditation organization understands emergency medicine and clinical bedside ultrasound. ACEP promotes guidelines for those practitioners who perform clinical, point-of-care ultrasound in the emergency setting. This accreditation system promotes the goals of quality, patient safety, communication, responsibility, and clarity regarding the use of emergency ultrasound.
This program includes standards for administration of an ultrasound program, education and training of health care providers, ultrasound examination performance and interpretation, equipment management, transducer disinfection, image acquisition and retention, and confidentiality and privacy. Visit www.acep.org/cuap/ for more information.