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Lung Ultrasound for COVID-19 e-learning now live

Posted on: July 2nd, 2020 by Alex Drinkall No Comments

Health Education England (HEE) has worked in partnership with the British Medical Ultrasound Society, JHubMed, the Intensive Care Society and the Society for Acute Medicine to launch its latest programme to help the health and care workforce respond to Coronavirus.

Lung Ultrasound for COVID-19 is aimed primarily at doctors and allied healthcare professionals working in emergency, acute and intensive care settings.

The purpose of the programme is to aid study of lung ultrasound (LUS) by creating one platform where LUS for COVID-19 (LUC-19) e-learning and protocols can be accessed.

The e-learning contains training resources aimed at two specific applications of LUS in patients with suspected or confirmed COVID-19:

  • Early triage: LUS at triage can be used in conjunction with a clinical judgement of pre-test probability to cohort patients. Such process allows affected and non-affected patients to be allocated to suitable clinical areas with a higher degree of certainty.
  • Management of the ventilated patient: main use is to inform management decisions regarding pronation and lung recruitment manoeuvres.
    This resource does not seek to replace formal training delivered within Point of care ultrasound (PoCUS) training programmes like Focused Ultrasound in Intensive Care (FUSIC) and Focused Acute Medicine Ultrasound (FAMUS).

For more information about the programme, including details on how to access, please visit:

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