Point of Care Lung Ultrasound

Respiratory System

Cost: $2150 inc GST

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Program description

This two-day program, has been developed for Intensive Care, Emergency Medicine and Respiratory physicians interested to further their knowledge and application of ultrasound techniques in the examination of the parenchymal lung and pleural diseases in intensive care units, emergency departments and respiratory ward settings. 

As lung ultrasound is one of the new development in ultrasound application, this course aims to provide the participant with understanding of ultrasonography physics and application to lung ultrasound; identification of different lung pathology based on lung ultrasound images/patterns.

The course also involves teaching how to examine the pleura and how to use real-time ultrasound needle guidance in thoracocentesis pleural drainage using our thoracocentesis phantom. There is an emphasis on the practical aspects of these topics with comprehensive "hands-on" tuition, led by expert sonographers and respiratory clinician. Low student/tutor ratios ensure comprehensive practical tuition in a personalised fashion.


Program Content

  1.   Physical principles knobology
  2.   Probe manipulation techniques
  3.   Sonographic appearances terminology
  4.   Needle guidance techniques
  5.   Pleural examination techniques
  6.   Scanning techniques for Pneumothorax
  7.   BLUE protocol and lung ultrasound patterns of images
  8.   Brief introduction to diaphragm excursion measurement as well as echocardiography



Course objectives

  1. Identify the parameters of safe application of ultrasound in medical diagnosis
  2. Identify the physical principles, artefacts and the steps for image optimisation while performing lung and pleural ultrasonography
  3. Practice "hands on" ultrasound scanning skills required to maximise diagnostic ability in answering relevant clinical questions
  4. Recognise the sonographic appearances of normal and abnormal structures required to answer common clinical questions
  5. Perform Basic Cardiac, Guided Vascular Access and Lung ultrasounds
  6. Interpret images from normal adult volunteers
  7. Recognise the variants and abnormalities from presentations & case-based learning.
  8. Document ultrasound findings
  9. Apply protocols required in all examinations discussed
  10. Incorporate the ultrasound skills with the clinical situation to make appropriate management decisions regarding respiratory and pleural illnesses
  11. Recognize the limitations of ultrasound
  12. Judge when to on-refer patient for formal scanning.


Accredited CCPU units included in the course


CICM Accredited - Lectures - Category 2A, points per hour 1; Demonstrations - Category 2B, points per hour 2; Skills - Category 3B, points per hour 3


ACRRM - 30 PRPD points; 30 MOPS points Surgery; 30 MOPS points Radiology; 30 MOPS points Women's Health (O&WH)



RACGP QI&CPD Activity-Category 1-40.pdf





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Course Feedback

  • 'Could not have hoped for a better introduction - very grateful for your efforts & professionalism'
  • 'Absolutely brilliant course - so happy it is being offered'
  • 'Fantastic course - great introduction - well tailored to the level & aims of the group' 

Electronic logbook services with expert feedback 

To help maintain & improve your skills we offer an online ultrasound mentoring service so that our experienced staff can guide your hand by giving critical feedback on your uploaded images. The logged cases can then be saved on the AIU site to be used as a personal electronic logbook for future credentialing purposes.

Upcoming dates for this course:

Point of Care Lung Ultrasound

02 Feb - 03 Feb
2018 - RPFTT05-18 $2,150.00
Booked out
04 Oct - 05 Oct
2018 - RPFTT40-18 $2,150.00
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