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Introduction to lung ultrasound in the critically ill




    Introduction to Lung Ultrasound in the Critically Ill (level 1)

Plymouth Postgraduate Medical Centre

Derriford Hospital


 Monday 1st February 2016


This is a one day course which comprises a 50:50 mixture of didactic lectures and small group hands-on training. The course is aimed at those with no or limited experience of lung ultrasound and who are involved in the care of acutely ill patients (e.g. acute medicine, emergency medicine and critical care clinicians).


Course objectives


  • Undertake a structured lung ultrasound examination
  • Image interpretation:

Assessment of pneumothorax

Diagnosis and assessment of pleural effusion

Differentiate pleural fluid from abdominal fluid

Identify lung consolidation, atelectasis and interstitial syndrome

  • Use of lung ultrasound in the assessment of acute respiratory distress (blue protocol)
  • Use of lung ultrasound to guide pleural drainage (direct and indirect)
  • Practice ultrasound guided needling skills
  • Outline pathway for further training to gain accreditation

Course Organiser: Dr Peter MacNaughton,

Consultant in Intensive Care, Derriford Hospital, Plymouth


Course Fee: £150.00 (Accommodation extra)

(Course fee for Focused Echo and Lung Ultrasound when booked together £250)


For further information and an application pack, please contact:


Sue Coleman

Specialty Training & Course Co-ordinator

Post Graduate Medical Centre

Derriford Hospital



e:mail:   Tel:  01752 792733 (52733 internal)

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