Objectives

On completion of this online ultrasound program, learners will be able to:

  • Compare the advantages and disadvantages of the linear, phased and curved array probes for ultrasound examination of the lungs
  • Outline the scan protocols and transducer placement for ultrasound examination of the lungs
  • Discuss the distinct imaging patterns and ultrasound artifacts that influence the clinical interpretation of lung ultrasound
  • Describe a systematic approach to conduct ultrasound assessment of the lungs in the shocked, arrested, breathless and febrile patient

PLUS - included in this module is our Getting Started in Ultrasound program

This online module is perfect for getting started. Through a combination of focused video explanations and guided interactive activities you will be able to:

  • Navigate your way around your system and its primary functions
  • Set up for an ultrasound exam
  • Choose the appropriate imaging mode - B-mode, M-mode, colour Doppler, power Doppler, spectral Doppler
  • Optimise your image
  • Make accurate measurements
  • Archive your images

You’ll also learn the fundamental and often neglected building blocks of successful imaging:

  • How you can find the right window to get the best view of the anatomy
  • What actions you can take to purposefully get the best image that you can
  • How to scan safely
  • How to look after your machine

Features

  • Duration (hours) 10+
  • Videos on demand 16 (>4.25 hours)
  • Resources Yes
  • Downloadable learning activities Yes
  • Skills development plan Yes
  • Case studies 9 (>1.5 hours)
  • Lifetime access Yes

Modules

Lung

  • The artifacts of lung ultrasound
  • Utility LUS in Covid
  • Pneumothorax, absence of lung sliding, lung point
  • Pulmonary oedema
  • Pleural effusions
  • Pneumonia
  • Pulmonary consolidation and fibrosis
  • Breathless and febrile patient
  • Use of M-Mode
  • Lung ultrasound protocols and the role it plays in advanced life support
  • Limitations and pitfalls
  • Clinical utility and application
  • Case vignettes

PLUS – Our Getting Started in Ultrasound Module

Getting Started in Ultrasound

Knobology

  • Explore system controls
  • Set-up for an examination
  • Choose the right probe
  • Define the ultrasound modes
  • Understand the impact of optimisation on the image – frequency, depth, focus and gain
  • How to perform measurements
  • How to store and review images

Scanning Principles

  • Probe care
  • Probe moves
  • Scanning safely – ergonomics of ultrasound
  • Probe and screen orientation
  • 3D awareness of the anatomical position of the organs
  • How to get good images

CME details

PENDING

Lung – Online

$249.00

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