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LK native LD2: Basic Lung Ultrasound

In recent years, lung ultrasound (LUS) has become popular as a clinical point-of-care tool in a variety of settings. LUS can be used in a broad range of clinical settings: as a diagnostic tool, for procedure guidance, and for monitoring.

This e-course describes the clinical application of focused LUS (FLUS) in the evaluation of the critical care patient with respiratory problems and the use of ultrasound to include or exclude the presence of pneumothorax, pleural effusion and interstitial syndrome.

Please allow 4-5 hours to complete the e-course.

Focused assessment with sonography for trauma (FAST) (2022)

Focused Assessment with Sonography for Trauma (FAST) is a limited point-of-care (POC) ultrasound examination used solely to identify free fluid in the following clinical settings:

  • Blunt trauma
  • Unexplained hypotension
  • Penetrating trauma
  • Trauma in pregnancy
After completing this e-course, you will know how to:
  • Perform a FAST examination
  • Where to place and orientate the transducer for the four positions of the FAST protocol
  • How to obtain the standard views in each position
  • What to look for
  • How to determine if free fluid is present

The FAST e-course is a prerequisite for attending a hands-on FAST workshop. Please allow 3-4 hours to complete the course.

Point of Care Ultrasound Diagnosis of Deep Venous Thrombosis

Point of care ultrasound can determine the presence of deep venous thrombosis (DVT) in the lower extremity of patients in critical situations.

DVT evaluation may be useful for anesthesiologists, emergency physicians, or intensivists, or other physicians. There is utility of DVT evaluation in clinics, emergency departments, preoperative evaluation, post-operative period, or when patients are in critical condition.

Authors of the e-learning program:
William Manson, MD,
Jan Boublik, MD PhD,
and Stephen Haskins, MD