Ultrasound-Guided Thoracentesis Procedure Training

Learn 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. Develop the requisite cognitive task awareness and visuospatial skills required to perform ultrasound-guided thoracentesis.
CME Credits:
5
Cases:
10
Price $899.00
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How it Works

Each SonoSim module contains:

  • A Didactic, Cloud-Based, Multimedia Course
  • Real-Time Knowledge Checks & a Mastery Test
  • A Series of Hands-On, Real Patient Scanning Cases Accessed with the SonoSimulator® Ultrasound Probe

The SonoSimulator Ultrasound Probe is a one-time purchase and is your access key to the SonoSim modules you license annually. License to each module is purchased in the first year, and maintained with an annual membership fee. Keep scanning and maintain all your member benefits, including annual access to all your modules, with your low annual membership fee of $295 (complimentary in your first year).

Course Highlights

SonoSim cloud-based, multimedia, didactic courses are created by leading ultrasound experts, and are internet accessible immediately after purchase, on any device. There are knowledge checks with real-time feedback throughout each course, as well as a Mastery Test that is automatically graded.

The course in this module covers topics including:

  • Procedure Indications & Contraindications
  • Site Selection
  • Sonography Anatomy & Characteristics
  • Transducer Selection & Settings
  • Ergonomic Considerations
  • Patient Positioning
  • Infection Prevention
  • Survey Scan & Procedure Steps
  • Doppler-Mode Imaging
  • Tips, Pitfalls, & Complications

SonoSimulator Scanning Cases

The SonoSimulator® helps develop and maintain the critical visuomotor and visuospatial skills that are central to image acquisition and interpretation with real patient imagery, expert tutorials on-demand, and real-time feedback on success.

The 10 real patient scanning cases in this module include and cover:

  • Patient Types: Adult Only, Male & Female
  • Relevant Findings/Pathology: Small-volume Pleural Effusion Cases, Moderate-Volume Pleural Effusion Cases, Large-Volume Pleural Effusion Cases, Underlying lung pathology (Alveolar-Interstitial Syndrome, Lung Adhesions, Pulmonary Fibrosis), Male and Female Patients with Variable Body Habitus
  • Doppler & Imaging Modes: M-Mode and Color-Flow Doppler Screening of Overlying Soft Tissue
  • Scanning Approaches: Posterolateral
  • Procedural Techniques: In-Plane & Out-of-Plane Needle Guidance
  • Transducer Types: Curvilinear, Linear-Array

Continued Medical Education

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.