The Focused Ultrasound Simulator Education (FUSE) Lung & Gastric Ultrasound Course will teach participants to perform lung ultrasound and identify patterns of lung pathology, including normal, pneumothorax, pleural effusion, pulmonary oedema, minor and major consolidation.
This course includes practical training of how to perform safe ultrasound-guided drainage of pleural effusion using an ultrasound machine, mannequin-simulator using commonly used seldinger-technique equipment.
This course is designed for Surgeons, Physicians, Registrars, Resident Medical Officers and Medical Students who wish to learn to perform lung ultrasound and identify patterns of lung pathology.
- Understand the clinical uses of ultrasound for assessment of lung pathology and gastric contents
- Perform a standardised lung ultrasound examination in the erect and supine patient
- Interpretation of lung pathology and gastric contents and the limitations of ultrasound
- Perform ultrasound-guided ultrasound-guided drainage of pleural effusio
Completion of the course requires a 70% pass mark of all pre-reading cases, simulator cases, and exam.