Diaphragm Ultrasound: Physiology and Technique

Course Information

Course Code

IG814

Instruction Method

Online – login information will be emailed within 3 business days of registration

Fee

Domestic: $359
International: $465

Length

Continuous enrolment

Instructor(s)

Learner Outcomes

This Diaphragm Ultrasound: Physiology and Technique course teaches the learner how to use ultrasound to assess the structure, activity, and function of the diaphragm. The basic anatomy and physiology of diaphragm function is presented, and basic principles of measurement theory pertaining to diaphragm ultrasound are reviewed. The technique and pitfalls of diaphragm ultrasound assessment are presented in detail. Learners will be equipped to evaluate diaphragm structure, activity, and function by ultrasound in the clinical setting.

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of the course, the learner will be able to:
1. Describe the physiological basis for diaphragm ultrasound imaging
2. Measure diaphragm thickness accurately by ultrasound
3. Assess patient inspiratory effort during mechanical ventilation using ultrasound
4. Evaluate diaphragm function using ultrasound

Intended For

Regulated/certified healthcare professionals with point-of-care sonography experience.

Diaphragm Ultrasound: Physiology and Technique – IG814


COVID Vaccine Requirement:

Effective September 7th all learners, faculty and staff must provide proof of at least one-dose of approved COVID-19 vaccine to participate in any in-person learning or on-site activities. Proof of full vaccination will be required as of October 8th, 2021.

Instructions to upload proof of COVID vaccination to Self Service


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