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Thoracic Ultrasonography: Pleura

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Learn the latest best practices in critical ultrasonography with this interactive e-learning course, which provides an overview of pleural ultrasonography. Pleural ultrasonography is one of the key components for the diagnosis and management of respiratory failure. This course will review the elements of critical care ultrasonography required for performance of the examination of the thoracic compartment (pleural) as defined by the ACCP/SRLF Statement, using a combination of pre-course reading, video image correlation, and case-based demonstrations.

This course covers:

  • Identifying and characterizing pleural effusion
  • Locating the site, angle, and depth for safe needle insertion to access the pleural effusion
  • Using thoracic ultrasonography to evaluate respiratory failure

Complete this course to earn 1.0 CME credit and MOC point.

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Paul H. Mayo, MD, FCCP
Professor, Hofstra NS-LIJ School of Medicine
Director, Critical Care Education
Long Island Jewish Medical Center
New Hyde Park, NY


Mangala Narasimhan, DO, FCCP
Professor of Medicine
Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine
Section Chief, Critical Care Medicine
NS-LIJ Medical Centers
New Hyde Park, NY

Seth J. Koenig, MD, FCCP
Professor of Medicine
Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine
Long Island Jewish Medical Center
New Hyde Park, NY

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

Physician Credit
The American College of Chest Physicians is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American College of Chest Physicians designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nursing Credit
Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 16433, for 1.00 contact hour.

Nurse Practitioners
The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME. Individuals are responsible for checking with the AANPCP 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 1.00 Category 1 credit for completing this activity.

MOC Statement
Successful completion of this CME activity enables the participant to earn up to 1.00 MOC point 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. Please allow 3-5 business days after claiming for points to be reflected on your ABIM record.

CHEST Learning Categories
Learning Category 2: Self-Directed
Learning Category 4: Case- and Problem-Based

Maintenance of Licensure
Scope of Practice – Critical Care Education

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