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Hospital Medicine Faculty Development Series: Pulmonary POCUS

Dr. Haughey describes the role of point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) in inpatient medical practice. He describes normal anatomy, physics and “knobology” pertaining to pulmonary ultrasound. He demonstrates normal and abnormal findings including a-lines, b-lines, lung sliding, hepatization and pleural effusions and uses a case based approach to highlight the clinical utility of pulmonary POCUS.

Activity Details
Start Date:  November 11, 2020
End Date:  November 11, 2023
Description

Dr. Haughey describes the role of point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) in inpatient medical practice.  He describes normal anatomy, physics and “knobology” pertaining to pulmonary ultrasound.  He demonstrates normal and abnormal findings including a-lines, b-lines, lung sliding, hepatization and pleural effusions and uses a case based approach to highlight the clinical utility of pulmonary POCUS.

Presenter
  • David Haughey, MD, Section of Hospital Medicine at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Geisel School of Medicine, Core Faculty Dartmouth-Hitchcock Internal Medicine Residency Program, Director of POCUS Education and Training for Internal Medicine Training Program, Almy Clinical Scholar
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Learning Outcome(s)

At the conclusion of this learning activity, participants will be able to apply recent evidence for the use of Pulmonary POCUS during the interpretation of pulmonary ultrasound images including normal and pathologic findings of conditions encountered in hospitalist practice.

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Bibliographic Sources
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  • Lichtenstein, D. et al. A lung ultrasound sign allowing bedside distinction between pulmonary edema and COPD: the comet-tail artifact. Intensive Care med. 1998; 24: 1331-1334.
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  • Gargani, L. et al. Persistent pulmonary congestion before discharge predicts rehospitalization in heart failure: a lung ultrasound study. Cardiovasc Ultrasound. 2015; 13:40.
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  • Soni, N. et al. Ultrasound in the diagnosis and management of pleural effusions. J Hosp Med. 2015; 10(12).
  • West J Emerg Med. 2015. PMID 25671000.
Provider Contact Information

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Center for Learning and Professional Development
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clpd.support@hitchcock.org


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