This course is under development and is not accessible to all users.
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Takes 60 to 90 minutes to complete
Certificate for completing this course
The following package is designed to provide an insight into the theoretical and practical aspects of neonatal ultrasound for lung and bladder.
Competencies based on this package will be assessed via an online test and through scanning experience on the neonatal unit.
Point of care ultrasound (POCUS) is a growing movement of focussed ultrasound provided wherever it is needed, be that in resus with a trauma patient or in an ambulance en route to hospital. It has been established for over ten years in adult practice and is now making its way into paediatric and neonatal care. It is important to remember that ultrasound should never be used in isolation. Combine observations, examination and pathology with the ultrasound image to come to a diagnosis.
Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust
- Understand general principles of physics of ultrasound
- Identify key features of a normal lung on ultrasound
- Identify key features of a pneumothorax on ultrasound
- Identify pericardial effusion
- Identify bladder on ultrasound