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Point-of-Care Ultrasound for Respiratory Failure and Shock

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About this course

Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) is a standard of care in critical care evaluation and management. As a result, knowing a systematized method for whole-body ultrasonography is vital for clinicians who assess patients with critical illness.  

The interactive learning experiences in this course—taught by internationally recognized faculty—will help you develop an algorithmic approach to hemodynamic instability, shock states, acute respiratory failure, and more.  

What you'll learn

How to acquire lung, pleural, vascular, and basic echocardiography ultrasound images on live models 

Techniques for integrating bedside ECHO with general critical care ultrasound

How to interpret ultrasound images of the thorax and vascular structures

Ultrasound protocols for diagnosis and management of critically ill patients 

Strategies for managing patients with shock and respiratory failure

Who should attend

Pulmonology, Critical Care, Hospital Medicine, Critical Care Anesthesia, Acute Care, Neurocritical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Cardiology 

Physicians, Advanced Practice Providers, Respiratory Therapists, Fellows, and All Health Care Team Members 

Beginner to Intermediate 

Course Format

Live models 

Hands-on learning

Interactive Q&A 

Small groups

Prerecorded lectures and videos


Why trust CHEST?

Expect personalized instruction from nationally renowned experts with low learner-to-teacher ratios when you attend a CHEST course in person. Our internationally recognized education program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education with commendation, placing us in the highest tier of continuing medical education providers.

Health and safety information Attendees are expected to comply with all health and safety requirements in effect at the time of this CHEST event. CHEST reserves the right to adjust requirements and will notify attendees as applicable. Attendees are responsible for checking for updates issued by the state, city, venue, or CHEST before traveling to the location.

Members save on registration

Physician, nonphysician doctoral, or industry representative

Attending CHEST Board Review

$899 Member

$1,199 Nonmember

Not attending CHEST Board Review

$999 Member

$1,299 Nonmember

Nonphysician clinician, in-training, or retired

Attending CHEST Board Review

$599 Member

$799 Nonmember

Not attending CHEST Board Review

$699 Member

$899 Nonmember

Your tuition fee includes attendance at the in-person sessions and electronic access to course materials. (Printed materials or flash drives will not be provided.)

7:30 am - 5:15 pm

Hands-on Workshops

  • Image Acquisition Using Live Models
    • Thoracic
    • Vascular
    • Cardiac
    • Bringing It All Together at the Bedside

In-Person Lectures 

  • Ultrasound for Respiratory Failure and Vascular
  • Point of Care Ultrasound for Shock


Live Interactive Discussions 

  • Case-Based Image Interpretation
  • Complex Cases

Online Lectures 

  • Vascular Diagnostic
  • Vascular Access     
  • Lung Ultrasound
  • Basic Critical Care Echo
  • Echocardiography Technique and Standard Views 

Online Procedural Videos 

  • Lung Ultrasound Views
  • Basic Cardiac Views

Education Mission

To develop educational delivery systems for chest, critical care, and sleep physicians that facilitate lifelong learning, optimize clinical care, and meet the Education Committee goals.

Physician Credit

CHEST is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CHEST designates this live activity for a maximum of 16.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CME credit hours are subject to change. Final CME credit hours will be provided on-site.

Nursing Credit

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 16433, for 16.00 contact hours.

Nurse Practitioners

The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Board (AANPCB) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit from organizations accredited by the ACCME. Individuals are responsible for checking with the AANPCB for further guidelines.

Physician Assistants

American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. PAs may receive a maximum of 16.00 Category 1 credits for completing this activity.

Maintenance of Certification Statement

Successful completion of this CME activity enables the participant to earn up to 16.00 MOC Part 2 Medical Knowledge points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC points. Upon successful completion of this course, CHEST will submit your completion data to ABIM via ACCME's Program and Activity Reporting System (PARS) for MOC points.

Disclosure Statement

The mission and vision of CHEST include our commitment to providing accurate, balanced, evidence-based information to healthcare professionals participating in this educational activity. To guarantee our accredited continuing education is fair and balanced and that any clinical content presented supports safe, effective patient care, we require all planners, faculty, and others in control of educational content to complete and submit a disclosure form.  This form is for disclosure of any relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies within the prior 24 months, that will create a conflict of interest. We value the contributions of those that are committed and passionate about pulmonary medicine and want to be a part of our educational activities, however, it is our commitment to our learners to have continuing education free of commercial bias and marketing. 

The process for mitigation of all conflicts of interest is via a review by the educational activity course director/chair, the Education Committee, and/or the Professional Standards Committee to ensure that such situations are properly mitigated and, if necessary, resolved. CHEST educational standards pertaining to conflict of interest are intended to maintain the professional autonomy of the clinical experts inherent in promoting a balanced presentation of science. Through our review process, all CHEST CME activities are ensured of independent, objective, scientifically balanced presentations of information. Disclosure of any or no relevant financial relationships will be made available online in course materials and on-site during all educational activities.

Hotel discounts

Book your room at a discounted rate at the InterContinental Miami—where this course will take place—for quick, convenient access to sessions. Booking in the official hotel block also helps CHEST keep your course registration rates low. Note: While you will see "2023 CHEST Board Review" on the hotel booking website, please be assured that you can also book hotel rooms for this simulation course even if you are not also attending a Board Review course.

InterContinental Miami | 100 Chopin Plaza | Miami, FL 33131

Nightly rate: $189 (plus $25 hotel service fee and taxes)
Discounted hotel rates are available for rooms booked by July 14, 2023.
After that date, rooms will be based on availability at current rates.

Airline discounts

Delta: Make your reservation online with our discounted rate. You may also call Delta Meeting Network at +1 (800) 328-1111, Monday to Friday, 8 am to 6:30 pm ET, and mention Meeting Event Code NY27T. *Please note there is not a service fee for reservations booked and ticketed via Delta’s 800 number.

United: Visit, and enter Agreement Code ZMY9373187 in the Offer Code box. You may also call United Meetings Reservations at +1 (800) 426-1122. Discounts are not offered on Basic Economy fares.