Fundamentals of Bronchoscopy
Engage in new skills offered at this hands-on course led by experts in bronchoscopy from Italy and USA. Course content will cover managing massive hemoptysis, foreign body extraction, airway and mediastinal anatomy and cryodebulking.
- Outline and demonstrate the various techniques for managing massive airway bleeding
- Demonstrate foreign body removal using flexible bronchoscopic techniques: forceps, basket, and cryoprobe
- Define the role and demonstrate the use of endobronchial blockers for massive hemoptysis
- Demonstrate equipment, setup, and techniques for performing cryodebulking bronchoscopy
- Improve cognitive and technical skills pertinent to airway and mediastinal anatomy
Interventional Management of Pleural Diseases
Participate in a hands-on course led by experts in pleural disease from Italy and USA. Course content will cover ultrasound-guided thoracentesis, tunneled pleural catheter for effusion, wire-guided small-bore pleural catheter (pigtail) for pneumothorax, and wire-guided large chest tube.
- Identify the major anatomical landmarks on ultrasound examination
- Identify the major anatomical landmarks on ultrasound examination for TPC insertion (identify the triangle of safety)
- Learn the proper steps to insert a small and large-bore bore chest tube using percutaneous Seldinger technique
- Practice inserting small and large bore chest tubes
- Know chest wall landmarks and anatomy for safe insertion of tube
Thoracic Ultrasonography for the Pulmonary Consultant
Thoracic ultrasonography is a noninvasive and readily available imaging modality that has important applications in pulmonary medicine. It can be used both diagnostically and also for procedural guidance. A strong application is its use for rapid diagnosis in acute respiratory failure. You will receive with a basic overview of thoracic ultrasonography through hands-on practice to acquire the ultrasound images with real models.
- Understand the scanning technique of examining a thorax in the supine and upright patient
- Knowing the meaning of A lines and how to find them
- Know how to find and optimize lung sliding and know about lung point
- Know B lines and their characteristics
- Know what a consolidation pattern looks like and where to find them
- Know where and how to look for pleural effusion and its basic landmarks
Echocardiography for Rapid Assessment of Hemodynamic Failure
Participate in a hands-on opportunity to practice image acquisition on live models. Specifically, it is designed to focus on the patient with an unknown cause of hemodynamic failure. Image acquisition will be practiced during small-group hands-on workshops. Practice your skills using high-quality ultrasonography technology on live patient models, supervised by experienced faculty who will guide and maximize your training.
- Understand the optimum position of the patient and how to hold the probe
- Understand basic knobology for:
- Axis for each view
- Understand hand positioning for each of the 5 cardiac views
- Find and set optimum axis and the anatomy of the:
- Parasternal long axis view
- Parasternal short axis view
- Apical 4 chamber view
- Subcostal long axis view
- IVC view
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