Thoracic ultrasound competence for ultrasound-guided pleural procedures

David McCracken*, Christian Laursen, Graham Barker, Fergus Gleeson, Kathy Cullen, Najib Rahman

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Abstract

Focused thoracic ultrasound has become essential in the guidance and direction of pleural interventions to reduce unwanted complications and as a result now forms a crucial component of physician training. Current training standards along with assessment methods vary widely, and are often not robust enough to ensure adequate competence.

This review assesses the current state of training and assessment of thoracic ultrasound competence in various settings, allowing comparison with alternative competency based programmes. Future directions for training and assessment of thoracic ultrasound competence are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Article number10.1183/16000617.0090-2019
JournalEuropean Respiratory Review
Volume28
Issue number154
Early online date23 Dec 2019
DOIs
Publication statusEarly online date - 23 Dec 2019

Keywords

  • Thoracic
  • Ultrasound

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