The National Quality Forum (NQF) Technical Expert Panel (TEP) has endorsed two measures respective to emergency ultrasound. NQF measures effectively focus on both measuring and driving the standard of care and these will be facility measures.
#ACP-043-10 – Ultrasound guidance for Internal Jugular central venous catheter placement. Percent of adult patients aged 18 years and older with an Internal Jugular central venous catheter placed in the emergency department (ED) under ultrasound guidance.
#ACP-002-10 – Ultrasound determination of pregnancy location for pregnant patients with abdominal pain. Percentage of pregnant patients who present to the ED with a chief complaint of abdominal pain and or vaginal bleeding who receive a trans-abdominal or trans-vaginal ultrasound.