Opleidingsdag Introduction to Lung and Diaphragm Ultrasound




Starter, Gevorderd





Starttijd - eindtijd

09:00 - 17:00

Aantal lesdagen / modules

1 lesdag


9 punten Keurmerk Fysiotherapie

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Kosten: € 295,-

Opleidingsdag Introduction to Lung and Diaphragm Ultrasound

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Deze opleiding is er voor zorgverleners (fysiotherapeuten, artsen, physician assistants) die werken met patiënten met longaandoeningen en problemen van het ademhalingsstelsel die echografie (willen gaan) inzetten bij de diagnose en behandeling van uiteenlopende pathologieën. Aan bod komen aandoeningen van de longen, onder andere de pneumothorax, interstitieel syndroom, pleurale- en diafragmale problemen. Deze dag wordt geleid door (inter)nationale docenten en zal in het Engels gegeven worden. Verdere informatie over deze dag lees je hieronder. 

Target audience

This course is intended for a wide range of healthcare professionals (physiotherapists, doctors, nurses etc.) working in the field of respiratory medicine. Prior knowledge of ultrasound is not necessary.

Purpose of the training

We aim to provide education, training information and support to al respiratory professionals in the principles of lung and diaphragmatic ultrasound for effective assessment, diagnosis and monitoring of common respiratory pathologies such as pneumothorax, interstitial syndrome, consolidation and pleural effusion.

Based on the principles first described by Dr. Daniel Lichtenstein, this one-day course will equip clinicians to understand and perform the basic skills of pleural, lung and parenchymal and diaphragmatic ultrasound (not for central airway pathologies). Note that it requires ongoing (supervised) bedside training for competency.

Contents of the training

Experienced lung and diaphragm ultrasound tutors will provide attendees with the opportunity to learn all about ultrasound of the respiratory system. We will provide you with all training, teaching materials and access to ultrasound machines with half the course programme dedicated to hands-on practice.

This theoretical training programme meets the requirements stated by the International expert statement on training standards for critical care ultrasonography by Cholley et al 2011.

Clinical case studies and examples will allow delegates to understand the ultrasound presentation fo common respiratory pathologies and how these findings fit into clinical practice.

After the course you will be able to make and interpret dynamic ultrasound images in a reliable and valid way to:

  • Review the anatomy of the thorax, diaphragm and sub-diaphragmatic organs
  • Identify the appearance of normal pleura an parenchyma
  • Identify normal diaphragmatic anatomy and function

Course programme

9.00-9.15u      Welcome and introduction
9.15-11.15u    Principles and terminology of lung ultrasound
                       Equipment: machines and transducers
                       Pathologies: pleural effusions, consolidation, interstitial syndrome, pneumothorax and case studies
11.15-11.30u  Break
11.30-12.45u  Scanning session: normal lung, identify ribs, pleura, diaphragm, liver and spleen
12.45-13.15u  Lunch
13.15-14.45u  Diaphragm anatomy and function
14.45-15.00u  Break
15.00-17.00u  Scanning session: normal diaphragm function and refresher of normal lung

Teaching methods

The teachers use the following methods:

  • Presentations
  • Demonstrations
  • Practical tasks
  • Practice independent scanning under supervision

Wat vinden jouw collega's?

Lung ultrasound has been invaluable in my assessment tool kit as a cardiothoracic physiotherapist. By using lung ultrasound I am able to help distinguish between effusion, consolidation and atelectasis with ease.

Chloe Tait, Blackpool Teaching Hospitals
Being able to make a more confident and specific diagnosis has led to me being able to be more proactive with my treatment choices and save time by not treating things that are not amenable to physiotherapy intervention and act quickly in situations which will respond to physiotherapy intervention.

Alex Hemsley, Newcastle upon Tyne Teaching Hospitals
Lung ultrasound started as another method of confirming my thoughts of what I had analysed from my assessments. LUS assessment, diagnosis and treatment allow me to feel confident in my decisions which ultimately have a better outcome for the patient through more appropriate plans.

Michaela Frankland, Royal Blackburn Hospital

Docenten van deze opleiding

This course is taught by (inter)national experts in the field of respiratory medicine and ultrasound.

Goed om te weten

Cursusnummer: 2747
Min / max deelnemers: 8 / 18
Inbegrepen: Lunch

Aantal voorbereidingsuren: 2
Aantal contacturen: 7
Aantal zelfstudie-uren: 0
Totale studiebelasting uren: 9