Tag Archives: lung ultrasound

POCUS Staff Sessions : Thoracic Module

17 Jun

We are excited to have our inaugural ED staff training module in Thoracic POCUS off to a great start! Over a dozen of our ED faculty have already participated in our mini hands on and image interpretation sessions, with more sessions to come. Armed with their new skills in lung sonography, our ED faculty trainees are now off scanning thoraces with online feedback and guidance from our dedicated POCUS team.

Thanks to all that have participated, and special thanks to Cristiana Olaru, Behzad Hassani and Drew Thompson for this CME development.

Stay tuned for our next applications in the modular series.

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Lung Ultrasound – Interpreting the lung and pleural “signatures”

12 Oct

In follow up to the tutorial on lung ultrasound image acquisition, this tutorial reviews the essential “signatures” of lung and pleural ultrasound that guide image interpretation.

Go ahead – take 20 minutes and unlock the power of lung ultrasound through this review of the 5 essential findings:

1.  Lung sliding (along with lung pulse, lung point)
2.  A lines
3.  B lines
4.  Consolidation
5.  Effusion

Lung Ultrasound – Where do I put my probe?

30 Jun

For lung and pleural ultrasound the abundance of acoustic windows can be overwhelming.  Our approach here at Western (based on the literature, including the Blue Protocol) is a 4 point assessment of each hemithorax.  For more see this new tutorial created by Rob Arntfield.