Specifically designed for healthcare providers who are exploring point of care ultrasound to enhance
management of the patient with acute lung pathologies. Covering lung ultrasound signs in detail the
course presents a systematic and comprehensive assessment with ultrasound. This aims to enable a
rapid and effective decision making, and improve triage, diagnosis, monitoring and therapy of acute
Lectures are condensed and delivered in an interactive format. The Hands-on Training is the
cornerstone of the program. During these sessions, trainees will be guided to perform bedside scans
on volunteers with normal and pathological findings and practise intervention skills on mannequins.
With time set aside for bedside scanning and keeping the trainer to trainee ratio at maximum of 1:4,
participants will have ample opportunities to practise during the Hands-on Training sessions. This
course will lay the foundation required of the healthcare provider in using point of care lung
ultrasound in the management of their patients, including those who are critically ill.
Upon completion of this course, participants will learn how to use ultrasound to:
- Perform standard lung examination
- Interpret ultrasound lung signs and artifacts
- Make ultrasound diagnosis of critical lung conditions: pneumothorax, pneumonia,
atelectasis, pleural effusion and interstitial syndrome.
- Perform standard diaphragm examination; evaluate diaphragm thickening and
- Integrate sonographic lung diagnosis in the management of the critical ill
Who Should Attend
Respiratory physicians, critical care physicians, emergency physicians, physicians, surgeons,
anaesthetist, nurse practitioners, residents, medical officers and healthcare workers involved in
the management of ill patients.