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Thoracic Ultrasound: Basic and Advanced Techniques


Thoracic Ultrasound: Basic and Advanced Techniques

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Thoracic Ultrasound: Basic and Advanced Techniques

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Thoracic Ultrasound: Basic and Advanced Techniques training video is designed to review the fundamentals and advanced applications related to ultrasound evaluation of the lung. Assessment of pneumothorax, pleural effusion, A-lines, B-lines, pulmonary edema, and commonly seen artifacts that may affect diagnostic accuracy are included. In addition, evaluation of acute respiratory failure and the role of ultrasound in airway assessment acute circulatory failure using lung ultrasound will be discussed.

Date of Original Release: 3/22/2019
This edition valid for credit through: 3/22/2022
Video Length: 00:71:00

Product Codes
ISBN: 978-1-945749-80-3
Online Video: OV-TU


  • Lung Imaging Basic Principles
  • Transducer Selection, Sound Interaction, Imaging Artifacts
  • Ultrasound Assessment of Pneumothorax
  • Ultrasound Assessment of Pleural Effusion
  • A-lines and B-Lines, Pulmonary Edema
  • Intubation: Trachea vs Esophagus
  • Trachea, Cricoids Ring Assessment for Procedures
  • Lung Consolidation
  • BLUE Protocol, FALLS Protocol for Lung Evaluation


  • Select the appropriate transducer for performing lung ultrasound
  • Identify commonly seen artifacts that may affect diagnostic accuracy.
  • Outline scan protocols associated lung ultrasound, such as the BLUE and FALLS protocols.
  • Recognize imaging characteristics and apply diagnostic criteria to evaluation pneumothorax, pleural effusion, lung consolidation, and pulmonary edema.
  • State the role of ultrasound with airway assessment and procedural intervention.


Physicians, PA’s, sonographers and other medical professionals who will be involved with performing and/or interpreting lung/thoracic ultrasound examinations. Physicians may include (but is not limited to) emergency medicine, critical care, intensivist, trauma surgeons, cardiology, internal medicine, and primary care.


GulfCoast Ultrasound Institute

Bret P. Nelson  MD, RDMS, FACEP

Director, Emergency Medicine Residency Program.
Department of Emergency Medicine.
Mount Sinai School of Medicine.
Brooklyn, New York.
GUI QI Task Force Subcommittee
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Faculty & Content Disclosures...
Faculty Disclosure
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc. adheres to ACCME Essential Areas, Standards, and Policies regarding industry support of CME. Speakers will disclose any relevant commercial relationships prior to the start of the educational activity.

Content Validation
All presentations for this CME activity were reviewed and approved by members of the GUI CME Review Committee to determine content validity and to ensure that no conflicts of interest exist prior to the activity commencement or material compilation.

Disclosure of Individuals in Control of Content
In addition to the faculty listed the following individuals are recognized by GUI as being in control of content of this program:

James Mateer, MD, RDMS (Medical Director-planner, QI Task Force)
Medical Director, Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute
Milwaukee, WI
No relevant financial relationships to disclose

Charlotte Derr, MD, RDMS, FACEP (Co-Medical Director-planner & QI Task Force)
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine &
Fellowship Director of Emergency Medicine
Ultrasound Fellowship Program
University of South Florida Medical School
Tampa, FL
No relevant financial relationships to disclose

Andreas Dewitz, MD, RDMS(Member of Advisory Board, QI Task Force Subcommittee)
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
Vice Chair of Ultrasound Education
Boston Medical Center
Boston, MA
No relevant financial relationships to disclose

Lori Green, BA, RT, RDMS, RDCS, RVT (Program Director/planner, Content Reviewer, QI Task Force)
President, Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.
St. Petersburg, FL
No relevant financial relationships to disclose

Disclosure of Commercial Support
There was no commercial support involved in the planning, development/implementation of this activity.

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The Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This course also meets CME/CEU requirements for ARDMS. Note: While offering the CME credit hours noted above, activities are not intended to provide extensive training or certification for exam performance or interpretation.


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