What you will learn

Course description: 

This course reviews the use of ultrasound to identify lung and pleural space abnormalities including pleural effusion, pneumothorax, atelectasis, and lung consolidation. Learners will also review the clinical criteria and process for ultrasound guided chest tube insertion and the BLUE protocol (Bedside Lung Ultrasound in Emergency) for acute respiratory failure in critical care. Attendees will have the opportunity to perform lung ultrasound on live models.



Course objectives: 

Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:

  • Review indications for pleural/lung ultrasound
  • Discuss the benefits and limitations of pleural/lung ultrasound
  • Review the sonographic anatomical landmarks of the normal chest
  • Explain the clinical relevance of artifacts associated with lung ultrasound
  • Explain how to assess and semi-quantify pleural effusions
  • Review how to perform thoracentesis with ultrasound guidance
  • Discuss the BLUE protocol for lung assessment in acute respiratory failure
Course details

Course Code: 


Delivery method: 

  • Peer-to-Peer Workshop


  • English


2 Hours

Course instructor(s) : 

Philips Instructor

Course disclaimer: 

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