Lung Ultrasound

Basic Level Provider – LUS-B

Course description

The course is aimed to physicians who treat patients in acute, urgent and critical situations and who are new to point-of-care lung ultrasound, or are in the early phase of their learning curve*.
This course aims to provide professionals with tools for point-of-care image acquisition and interpretation and teach how to use the ultrasound to identify, manage and monitor different lung pathologies in emergency and ITUs settings.
The first international conference dedicated to pulmonary ultrasound, whose recommendations were published in The Journal of the European Society of Intensive Care (Volpicelli G, Elbarbary M, Blaivas M, et al.

International Evidence-Based Recommendations for Point-of-Care Lung Ultrasound Intensive care Med 2012; 38: 577-591) lays the foundation for its application and constitutes an important reference.
The current Course has been adapted to the results of the consensus conference and strictly follows the recommendations of international experts.

*A basic ultrasound knowledge is recommended and it is suggested to have attended a more general WINFOCUS course (WINFOCUS Ultrasound Basic Level Life Support – USLS BL1 P or ecoSEMES intermediate level course ), but no previous knowledge on lung ultrasound is necessary.

Course content

Based on the FEEL and FATE clinical-ultrasound protocols. Minimum theoretical exposures and subsequent practice tutoring in healthy models.

The course is held in two days and is divided into three parts: Oral Presentations, Interactive Discussion of real Clinical Cases and Hands-On Practice and Mentoring on healthy models.

The trainers are experts in point-of-care ultrasound and have an extensive experience in teaching. They provide participants with a remarkable amount of practical learnings, simulations and interactive cases.

Course outline

  • Physics and Knobology
  • How to examine the chest: Main US artifacts, Chest areas, Positioning the Probe, Anatomic Landmarks
  • Lung scanning in pneumothorax: sonographic signs, Radio-occult Pneumothorax, technique in stable and unstable patients
  • Definition, Methodology, Diagnostic criteria, Focal and diffuse Interstitial Sindrome and Different Diagnosis
  • Consolidation: Pneuomonia and Atelectasis
  • Pleural Effusion: size, type, complexity. How to make a Safe Thoraconcentesis?
  • Assessment of Pleuritic Pain
  • US in Air Way and Check Endotracheal Tube
  • Hands-on an Interactive Cases

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