After completing this course, you will be able to

  • Identify key artifacts that can impact ultrasound guidance for procedures.
  • Use the “in plane” and “out of plane” approach.
  • Acquire Images in both sagittal and transverse scanning planes.
  • Identify normal ultrasound landmarks for guiding central line placement.
  • Identify normal ultrasound landmarks for guiding lumbar puncture.
  • Identify the ultrasound findings of pleural effusion to guide thoracentesis.
  • Identify the ultrasound findings of free fluid in the abdomen to guide paracentesis.
  • Discriminate between endotracheal tube placement in the trachea and in the esophagus.
  • Master ultrasound transducer sterile technique.
Chapter 2

Ultrasound guidance for central line placement

Don’t let your central line placement efforts be in vain. Learn how to reduce complications and find important structures of the neck, anterior chest, and femoral region using US.
7 Lessons (29m 12s)
Chapter 3

Ultrasound guidance for paracentesis

Perfect your paracentesis technique. In this chapter, you’ll learn how to identify pockets of fluid in the abdomen, perform paracentesis procedures, and avoid common mistakes.
5 Lessons (15m 42s)
Chapter 4

Ultrasound guidance for thoracentesis and intubation

Breathe easy knowing you’ll master thoracentesis by the end of this chapter. Learn how to identify pleural effusion, neck structures, and perform thoracentesis with the help of US.
6 Lessons (18m 24s)
Chapter 5

Ultrasound guidance for lumbar puncture

Peek before you poke! Perfect your lumbar puncture with US by learning how to find the spinous process and dura mater, position your patient correctly, and fix common complications.
5 Lessons (9m 15s)
Chapter 6

Ultrasound guidance for subcutaneous abscess management

Don’t let abscess management get under your skin. Learn how to identify superficial tissue structures and subcutaneous abscesses, and then use US to guide incision and drainage.
5 Lessons (8m 39s)
Chapter 7

Ultrasound guidance for arthrocentesis

Get into a joint with total ease after completing this chapter. Learn how to use US to identify structures of the knee, avoid complications, and guide a successful arthrocentesis.
4 Lessons (6m 40s)
Chapter 8

Important considerations for performing ultrasound-guided procedures

Cap off your procedural US journey with this chapter. Learn how to adjust for patient health literacy, gain informed consent, improve procedural safety, and document your findings.
7 Lessons (16m 10s), 1 Quiz