Advanced Thoracic Ultrasound for the Pediatric Patient - Training Video

Advanced Thoracic Ultrasound for the Pediatric Patient


Advanced Thoracic Ultrasound for the Pediatric Patient

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Advanced Thoracic Ultrasound for the Pediatric Patient

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Advanced Thoracic Ultrasound for the Pediatric Patient Training Video is designed to review advanced ultrasound applications for evaluation of the thorax and lung in the pediatric patient. Scan techniques, protocols, imaging characteristics, and diagnostic criteria for evaluation of acute respiratory failure and acute circulatory failure using lung ultrasound will be discussed. In addition, the role of ultrasound in airway assessment and procedural intervention will be included.

Date of Original Release: 12/12/2017
Reviewed for content accuracy: 12/12/2020
Reviewed by: Gulfcoast Ultrasound CME Committee
This edition valid for credit through: 12/12/2021
Video Length: 00:52:00

Product Codes
Online Video: OV-PATA
ISBN: 978-1-945749-33-9


  • Intubation: Trachea vs Esophagus
  • Lung Consolidation
  • BLUE Protocol
  • FALLS Protocol


  • Recognize the appropriate transducer and settings to perform lung and thoracic ultrasound.
  • Outline a standardized approach to evaluate acute respiratory failure using lung ultrasound (BLUE protocol).
  • State protocols associated with lung ultrasound and fluid administration for hemodynamic management of acute circulatory failure (FALLS Protocol).
  • Demonstrate ultrasound characteristics associated with lung consolidation.
  • State role of ultrasound in airway assessment and intervention.


Physicians and other medical professionals who will be involved with performing pediatric ultrasound in an emergency setting. Physician participants may include (but is not limited to): emergency, trauma, internal medicine, primary care, and critical 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

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 1.25 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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