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.
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the American College of Emergency Physicians, the Illinois College of Emergency Physicians, and SonoSim, Inc. The American College of Emergency Physicians is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The American College of Emergency Physicians designates this enduring material for a maximum of 5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Approved by the American College of Emergency Physicians for a maximum of 5 hours of ACEP Category I credit.