Chapter 1

Nuts and bolts of ultrasound-guided procedures

Begin your journey to procedural US mastery in this chapter. Learn about doppler functions, transducers, in plane/out of plane techniques, and optimization of US views.
8 Lessons, 1 Quiz
Chapter 2

Ultrasound guidance for central line placement

Don’t let your central line placement efforts be in vain. Learn how to reduce complications and find important structures of the neck, anterior chest, and femoral region using US.
  • Differentiating between arteries and veins
  • Imaging the lateral neck
  • Imaging the anterior upper chest
  • Mastering the ultrasound anatomy of the groin
  • Mastering ultrasound guidance for central line placement
  • Avoiding common complications
  • Ultrasound guidance for central line placement quiz
7 Lessons, 1 Quiz
Chapter 3

Ultrasound guidance for paracentesis

Perfect your paracentesis technique. In this chapter, you’ll learn how to identify pockets of fluid in the abdomen, perform paracentesis procedures, and avoid common mistakes.
  • Identifying ascites on ultrasound
  • Recognizing the decoys
  • Mastering ultrasound guidance for paracentesis
  • Troubleshooting and avoiding common pitfalls
  • Ultrasound guidance for paracentesis quiz
5 Lessons, 1 Quiz
Chapter 4

Ultrasound guidance for thoracentesis and intubation

Breathe easy knowing you’ll master thoracentesis by the end of this chapter. Learn how to identify pleural effusion, neck structures, and perform thoracentesis with the help of US.
  • Identifying thoracic anatomy on ultrasound
  • Identifying pleural effusions on ultrasound
  • Mastering ultrasound guidance for thoracentesis
  • Localizing the endotracheal tube on ultrasound
  • Troubleshooting complications
  • Ultrasound guidance for thoracentesis and intubation quiz
6 Lessons, 1 Quiz
Chapter 5

Ultrasound guidance for lumbar puncture

Peek before you poke! Perfect your lumbar puncture with US by learning how to find the spinous process and dura mater, position your patient correctly, and fix common complications.
  • Identifying the lumbar spine on ultrasound
  • Using ultrasound to set the mark
  • Positioning your patient
  • Mastering the tricks of the trade
  • Ultrasound guidance for lumbar puncture quiz
5 Lessons, 1 Quiz
Chapter 6

Ultrasound guidance for subcutaneous abscess management

Don’t let abscess management get under your skin. Learn how to identify superficial tissue structures and subcutaneous abscesses, and then use US to guide incision and drainage.
  • Imaging soft tissues
  • Identifying abscesses
  • Guiding incision and drainage with ultrasound
  • Avoiding complications
  • Ultrasound guidance for subcutaneous abscess management quiz
5 Lessons, 1 Quiz
Chapter 7

Ultrasound guidance for arthrocentesis

Get into a joint with total ease after completing this chapter. Learn how to use US to identify structures of the knee, avoid complications, and guide a successful arthrocentesis.
  • Identifying structures of the knee on ultrasound
  • Avoiding complications
  • Guiding arthrocentesis with ultrasound
  • Ultrasound guidance for arthrocentesis quiz
4 Lessons, 1 Quiz
Chapter 8

Important considerations for performing ultrasound-guided procedures

Cap off your procedural US journey with this chapter. Learn how to adjust for patient health literacy, gain informed consent, improve procedural safety, and document your findings.
  • Talking to your patients
  • Explaining the procedure fully
  • Embracing a culture of safety
  • Explaining ultrasound guidance to patients
  • Mastering image storage and documentation
  • Important considerations for performing ultrasound-guided procedures quiz
  • Procedural Ultrasound Masterclass outro
7 Lessons, 1 Quiz