Point of Care Lung Ultrasound
This course will be held in Sydney
At Canon Medical Systems ANZ Pty Ltd , Building C/12-14 Talavera Rd, North Ryde NSW, 2113.
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 developments 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 a respiratory clinician. Tuition is conducted in small groups and limited to 4 students to allow for adequate time to practice.
- Physical principles knobology
- Probe manipulation techniques
- Sonographic appearances terminology
- Needle guidance techniques
- Pleural examination techniques
- Scanning techniques for Pneumothorax
- BLUE protocol and lung ultrasound patterns of images
- Brief introduction to diaphragm excursion measurement as well as echocardiography
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
4. Recognise the sonographic appearances of normal and abnormal structures required to answer common clinical
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 a patient for formal scanning
ASUM | CCPU units included in the course:
- Pleural Effusion
ACEM | This course accredited for 18 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours as complying with ACEM standards and policies for Lung and Pleural Effusion.
ANZCA | Participants in the ANZCA and FPM CPD program may claim this this course under the Knowledge and skills activity Short format learning at 2 credits per hour
TSANZ | Activity accredited for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points.
ACRRM | Approved PDP units - 12 Educational activity and 2 Performance Review points – 1 MOPS pointEligible for Rural Procedural Grants Funding – 2 days under all components (Emergency Medicine, Anaesthetics, Obstetrics and Surgery)Rural Procedural Grants Program – GPs can receive $2000 per day for a maximum of 10 days of training per financial year, GPs providing hospital based emergency services can receive up to three days of eligible training per financial year. Access: firstname.lastname@example.org.
CICM | Lectures – Category 2A, points per hour 1;
Demonstrations – Category 2B, points per hour 2;
Skills – Category 3B, points per hour 3
RACGP | Awaiting approval