Consensus document for ultrasound training in the specialty of Nephrology

Maite Rivera Gorrín, R Haridian Sosa Barrios, Carlos Ruiz-Zorrilla López, Juan Manuel Fernández, Silvia Marrero Robayna, José Ibeas López, Mercedes Salgueira Lazo, María Jesús Moyano Franco, Carlos Narváez Mejía, Manuel Ceballos Guerrero, Jordi Calabia Martínez, Antonio Luis García Herrera, Ramón Roca Tey, Vicente Paraíso Cuevas, José Luis Merino Rivas, Iyad Abuward Abu-Sharkh, Àngels Betriu Bars
Nefrología: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española Nefrologia 2020 August 6
Ultrasound is an essential tool in the management of the nephrological patient allowing the diagnosis, monitoring and performance of kidney intervention. However, the usefulness of ultrasound in the hands of the nephrologist is not limited exclusively to the ultrasound study of the kidney. By ultrasound, the nephrologist can also optimize the management of arteriovenous fistula for hemodialysis, measure cardiovascular risk (mean intimate thickness), implant central catheters for ultrasound-guided HD, as well as the patient's volemia using basic cardiac ultrasound, ultrasound of the cava inferior vein and lungs. From the Working Group on Interventional Nephrology (GNDI) of the Spanish Society of Nephrology (SEN) we have prepared this consensus document that summarizes the main applications of ultrasound to Nephrology, including the necessary basic technical requirements, the framework normative and the level of training of nephrologists in this area. The objective of this work is to promote the inclusion of ultrasound, both diagnostic and interventional, in the usual clinical practice of the nephrologist and in the Nephrology Services portfolio with the final objective of offering diligent, efficient and comprehensive management to the nephrological patient.

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