BTS Thoracic Ultrasound

Back to accreditation. Training in thoracic ultrasound is mandatory for Respiratory Medicine trainees prior to completion of CCT (and preferably prior to ST5). Until now the JRCPTB Respiratory Medicine Curriculum has mandated this is via completion of the Royal College of Radiologists Focused and Level 1 Thoracic Ultrasound pathway. Respiratory Read more…

COVID-19 Lung Ultrasound

The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting health care practitioners of all levels with an expectation of a rapid increase in case numbers outstripping departmental resources. Colleagues around the world are reporting Lung Ultrasound as being highly useful for triage, diagnosis and assessing response to management in affected patients. This post is Read more…

Transoesophageal Echo

Back to accreditation. This accreditation pathway is a joint venture between the British Society of Echocardiography (BSE) and the Association of Cardiothoracic Anaesthesia and Critical Care (ACTACC) and is designed for cardiologists, sonographers, intensivists, anaesthetists or cardiothoracic surgeons. It provides training and a framework for clinicians to perform a formal Read more…

RCR Focused Ultrasound

Back to accreditation. The Royal College of Radiologists have provided guidance on provision of point of care ultrasound training to non-radiology clinicians. The (extensive) document may be found here. Thoracic ultrasound is the most commonly completed module and Level 1 Thoracic Ultrasound had previously been mandated for Respiratory Trainees prior Read more…