CME Online: Ultrasound in acute respiratory failure
10 December, 2020
A new CME module is now available which focuses on the use and diagnostic process of lung ultrasounds (LUS).
Led by Doctors Pieter Roel Tuinman and Luigi Pisani, the module includes a discussion on initial assessment using LUS in the case of a dyspnoeic patient, monitoring and scoring and how to implement LUS, among other topics relating to the diagnostic technique.
The module features an interactive case simulation, a panel discussion and suggested readings, which will provide participants with an understanding of:
- How lung ultrasound can be used in the initial assessment of the dyspnoeic patient
- How to recognise a pneumonic process and pleural effusion with LUS
- How to identify an interstitial syndrome and features that distinguish cardiogenic from non-cardiogenic pulmonary oedema
- How to assess LUS limitations and indications to second line diagnostic techniques
- How simple scores can be used to assess changes in lung aeration
- How to integrate LUS with ultrasound of heart and diaphragm
Participants with a myERS account will also be able to take a test on the topic at the end of the module, which is accredited with one CME credit. A CME certificate will be awarded upon successful completion of the CME test.