Ultrasound-Guided Thoracentesis: Procedure Module

Online Ultrasound Course for Ultrasound-Guided Thoracentesis: Procedure Module
Ultrasound Simulator for Ultrasound-Guided Thoracentesis: Procedure Module

Module Overview

This Ultrasound-Guided Thoracentesis: Procedure Module teaches the basic principles of how to perform an ultrasound-guided thoracentesis. The course explores the use of ultrasound to detect pleural effusions, clinical indications for performing a thoracentesis, procedural complications, and procedural steps for performing ultrasound-guided thoracentesis.

In-module questions and a final mastery test assess didactic knowledge. The patented SonoSimulator® helps to develop the requisite cognitive task awareness and visuospatial skills required to perform ultrasound-guided thoracentesis.

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Course Lessons

  • Introduction
  • Regional Anatomy
  • Sonographic Anatomy
  • Procedure Preparation
  • Procedure Steps
  • Technical Tips & Pitfalls
  • Complications
  • Summary



Hands-On Cases

The SonoSimulator helps to develop and maintain the critical psychomotor and visuospatial skills that are central to performing ultrasound-guided thoracentesis. You will learn how to perform a thoracentesis in a convenient and risk-free setting.

  • 10 real-patient based cases including:
    • Small-volume pleural effusion cases
    • Moderate-volume pleural effusion cases
    • Large-volume pleural effusion cases
    • Recognizing underlying lung pathology
      • Alveolar-interstitial syndrome
      • Lung adhesions
      • Pulmonary fibrosis
  • Male and female patients with variable body habitus
  • Multiple diagnostic imaging windows
  • In-plane and out-of-plane needle guidance
  • Curvilinear and linear-array transducers
  • M-mode and color-flow Doppler screening of overlying soft tissue

Knowledge Assessment with Performance Tracking

  • 12 interspersed questions and answers with real-time feedback
  • 20-question mastery test
*Enjoy 24/7 access to this SonoSim Module for 12 months from date of purchase. Extend your license on an annual basis for a charge of 10% of the original SonoSim Module price.

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