Overview

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

Lung and basic cardiac ultrasound can be very useful tools in the assessment of patients with COVID-19 disease.

You will also find that learning lung ultrasound is much easier than you might have expected.

There are also some tips on how to use a small handheld ultrasound device within a sterile plastic sheath in order to try and prevent or minimise any contamination of the equipment.

Designed For

Highly recommended 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

Course Units

  • Tutorial 1: Study Guide
  • Tutorial 2: Lung Ultrasound for COVID-19 Patients
  • Tutorial 3: Focused Cardiac Ultrasound for COVID-19 Patients
  • Tutorial 4: In Greater Depth - Focused Lung Ultrasound
  • Tutorial 5: Where to Next?

Knowledge and Skills

  • 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. This course is delivered online and students can study in their own time and location. Course materials can 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

Contact Us

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E: mobile-learning@unimelb.edu.au

T: +61 3 8344 5673

Course Information

Fees

Course Fee: Free

Location

Online

Entry requirements

There are no set entry requirements for this course.