Introduction to Lung Ultrasound: The Basics

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Description

1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
Date of Original Release: 8/23/2013
Reviewed for content accuracy: 8/8/2016
Reviewed by: Gulfcoast Ultrasound CME Committee
This edition valid for credit through: 8/23/2019
Video Length: 1:05:00

Product Codes:
Online Video: OV-LU
DVD: VL-LU
ISBN: 978- 1-934864-92-0


Introduction to Lung Ultrasound: The Basics

This ultrasound training video is designed to review the basic fundamentals related to ultrasound evaluation of the lung. Assessment of pneumothorax, ultrasound evaluation of pleural effusion, A-lines, B-lines, pulmonary edema, and commonly seen artifacts that may affect diagnostic accuracy will be discussed.

  • Lung Imaging Basic Principles
  • Transducer Selection, Sound Interaction, Imaging Artifacts
  • Ultrasound Assessment of Pneumothorax
  • Ultrasound Assessment of Pleural Effusion
  • A-lines and B-Lines, Pulmonary Edema

Topics:
  • Lung imaging Basic Principles: Transducer Selection, Sound Interaction, Imaging Artifacts
  • Ultrasound Assessment of Pneumothorax
  • Ultrasound Assessment of Pleural Effusion
  • A-lines and B-Lines, Pulmonary Edema
Objectives Upon completion of this enduring material activity, you should be able to accomplish the following:

  1. Select the appropriate transducer for performing lung ultrasound
  2. Identify commonly seen artifacts that may affect diagnostic accuracy.
  3. Outline scan protocols associated lung ultrasound
  4. Recognize imaging characteristics and apply diagnostic criteria to evaluation pneumothorax, pleural effusion and pulmonary edema.

Target Audience

Physicians and other medical professionals who will be involved with ultrasound evaluation of the critically ill. Physician participants may include (but is not limited to): emergency, critical care, trauma, hospitalists, and internal medicine.Physicians, sonographers and other medical professionals who will be involved with ultrasound evaluation of the critically ill patient. Physician participants may include (but is not limited to): emergency, critical care, trauma, hospitalists, and internal medicine.

Course Instructors

GulfCoast Ultrasound Institute

Bret P. Nelson  MD, RDMS, FACEP

Director, Emergency Medicine Residency Program.
Department of Emergency Medicine.
Mount Sinai School of Medicine.
Brooklyn, New York.
GUI QI Task Force Subcommittee
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Faculty & Content Disclosures...
Faculty Disclosure
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc. adheres to ACCME Essential Areas, Standards, and Policies regarding industry support of CME. Speakers will disclose any relevant commercial relationships prior to the start of the educational activity.

Content Validation
All presentations for this CME activity were reviewed and approved by members of the GUI CME Review Committee to determine content validity and to ensure that no conflicts of interest exist prior to the activity commencement or material compilation.

Disclosure of Individuals in Control of Content
In addition to the faculty listed the following individuals are recognized by GUI as being in control of content of this program:

James Mateer, MD, RDMS (Medical Director-planner, QI Task Force)
Medical Director, Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Andreas Dewitz, MD, RDMS(Member of Advisory Board, QI Task Force Subcommittee)
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
Vice Chair of Ultrasound Education
Boston Medical Center
Boston, MA
No relevant financial relationships to disclose

Lori Green, BA, RT, RDMS, RDCS, RVT (Program Director/planner and reviewer, QI Task Force)
President, Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.
No relevant financial relationships to disclose

Brian Schenker, MBA, RDMS, RVT (Program Coordinator/planner and reviewer, QI Task Force)
Program Coordinator, Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.
No relevant financial relationships to disclose


Disclosure of Commercial Support
There was no commercial support involved in the planning, development/implementation of this activity.


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Accreditation Statement

The Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


The Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This course also meets CME/CEU requirements for ARDMS. Note: While offering the CME credit hours noted above, activities are not intended to provide extensive training or certification for exam performance or interpretation.

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