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Overview

Identify lung pathology in COVID-19 patients earlier than CXR. Use sterile plastic sheaths to prevent contamination of the portable ultrasound machine.

Lung ultrasound can identify very early lung pathology and may allow for early detection of respiratory complications in COVID-19 patients. These patients may benefit from early interventions or novel therapies. We describe how to perform and interpret lung ultrasound. We illustrate how to insert an entire ultrasound machine into a sterile plastic sheath for barrier protection which will avoid the need for high level decontamination between uses.

DESIGNED FOR

All medical, nursing and paramedical staff involved in assessing the lungs as part of clinical care.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

  1. Learn how to use an ultrasound machine completely encased in a plastic sheath
  2. Learn how to perform lung ultrasound
  3. Learn specific lung ultrasound findings in COVID-19
  4. COURSE OUTLINE

    Course Units

    • Tutorial 1: COVID-19 Lung Ultrasound
    • Tutorial 2: Lung Diagnosis

    Particular knowledge or skills obtained through course:

    • Learn how to use an ultrasound machine completely encased in a plastic sheath
    • Learn how to perform lung ultrasound
    • Learn specific lung ultrasound findings in COVID-19

    DELIVERY MODE

    The estimate duration to complete this course is 10 hours. Students have the flexibility to study in their own time and location. Program materials can be accessed through the eLearning Education app on mobiles and tablets with iOS, Android or Windows systems. Program materials can also be accessed using a web browser.

    COURSE LEADERS

    • Alistair Royse
    • David Canty
    • Lindsay Bridgford CSM
    • Ximena Cid
    • Colin Royse
    • Xiaoqiang Li
    • Yang Yang
    • Darsmin Harji
    • Andrew Wang
    • Kyle Brooks
    • Doa El-Ansary
    • Lynda Tivendale

Course Information

Location

Online

Entry requirements

There are no set entry requirements for this course.