We are excited to have our inaugural ED staff training module in Thoracic POCUS off to a great start! Over a dozen of our ED faculty have already participated in our mini hands on and image interpretation sessions, with more sessions to come. Armed with their new skills in lung sonography, our ED faculty trainees are now off scanning thoraces with online feedback and guidance [...]
In follow up to the tutorial on lung ultrasound image acquisition, this tutorial reviews the essential "signatures" of lung and pleural ultrasound that guide image interpretation. Go ahead - take 20 minutes and unlock the power of lung ultrasound through this review of the 5 essential findings: 1. Lung sliding (along with lung pulse, lung point) 2. A lines 3. B lines 4. Consolidation 5. [...]
For lung and pleural ultrasound the abundance of acoustic windows can be overwhelming. Our approach here at Western (based on the literature, including the Blue Protocol) is a 4 point assessment of each hemithorax. For more see this new tutorial created by Rob Arntfield.