Improving Primary, Emergency, and Critical Care Medicine, by incorporating ‘point-of-care’ Ultrasound into Clinical Practice …
Bringing quality “Point-of-care” Ultrasound to the patient in all out-of-hospital and in-hospital “critical” scenarios, by developing and fostering, on a global and multi-disciplinary basis, Ultrasound Education, technological Development, Evidence-based Research, and International Teamwork.
Memorandum of Incorporation & Statute
Art. 1.3 – Purpose
The Scientific Association has as its institutional purpose the promotion and diffusion of “point-of-care” Ultrasound in the clinical practice, for the aim of improving, in all in-¬hospital and out-of-hospital “critical” scenarios, the “performance” and the “outcomes” of primary medicine, emergency medicine and critical care medicine. In implementing such institutional purpose, the same pursues, among others, the scientific and social objectives specified further on.
The “Vision Statement” of the Scientific Association is as follows: “Improving Primary, Emergency, and Critical Care Medicine, by incorporating “point-of-care” Ultrasound into Clinical Practice”.
The “Mission Statement” of the Scientific Company is as follows: “Bringing qualified Point-of-care” Ultrasound to the patients in all out-of-hospital and in-hospital “critical” scenarios, by developing and fostering, on a global and multi-disciplinary basis, Ultrasound Education, Technology Development, Evidence-based Research and International Teamwork”.
Main scientific and social objectives:
i. To identify scenarios characterized by “critical states”, either clinical or environmental, where Ultrasound, applied and integrated in the same place of evaluation and treatment of patients (“point-of-care ultrasound”), may represent a critical value added (“critical ultrasound”) for the purposes of improving the “performance” and the “outcomes” of management processes.
ii. To identify the applications of “point-of-care” ultrasound in critical scenarios both in and out of hospital, which may be integrated in the processes of prevention, triage, diagnosis, monitoring and treatment of “critical” patients, from the stage of primary evaluation and stabilization, to the final treatment and “follow-up” stage;
iii. To identify the technical, clinical, organizational, and social expertise necessary for an efficient integration and diffusion of “point-of-care” ultrasound;
iv. To identify the methodology, technology and equipment required for the implementation of “point-of-care” ultrasound in such scenarios;
v. To analyse the characteristics thus identified in order to evaluate and develop their feasibility, sustainability and accuracy in the various scenarios, as well as their efficacy and efficiency on the “outcomes” of patients and on the “performance” of the organizational models.
vi. To examine and compare the experiences of different researchers and Countries, for the purpose of working out recommendations and guidelines for clinical practice, continual training and technological development, based on evidence and on the widest consent of experts;
vii. To develop research projects and lectures among researchers, companies and institutions, at both local) and international level, for the purpose of identifying, validating and enhancing the evidence and consent of the said recommendations and guidelines.
viii. To promote qualified training programs, in order to enhance basic and advanced expertise in the evaluation and management of critical patients, integrating them, where possible, in school and university curricula of the various countries and health systems.
ix. To promote actions of exchange, aggregation, coordination, association, affiliation, promotion, communication, and support for the diffusion and development of “critical” ultrasound in the international scientific community and in health systems worldwide, giving the utmost attention to areas and countries having limited resources.
In pursuing its institutional purpose and its educational/social goals as outlined above, the Scientific Association shall ensure the impartiality, independence, objectivity and scientific precision of all of its own activities.
The Scientific Association is a no-profit association.
Statuteapproved by vote of the Membership, November 26, 2012
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