Lungs and Pleural Ultrasound

Module Goal

To provide basic instruction and evidence for performing lung ultrasound for the evaluation of hospital medicine patients.

Target Audience

Providers in any practice setting looking to incorporate point of care ultrasound into patient care in any acute care setting (Physicians, NP, PA, RN, trainees).

Module Learning Objectives
  1. List the indications for performing a lung ultrasound examination
  2. Describe the optimal machine settings, probe selection, and probe orientation and placement for obtaining core lung ultrasound views of normal and abnormal lung ultrasound
  3. Identify the structures viewed in evaluation for normal and abnormal lung
  4. Recognize normal anatomy and common pathology (pulmonary edema, pneumonia, pleural effusion, pneumothorax)
  5. List the limitations and pitfalls of lung ultrasound
Accreditation Statement

The Society of Hospital Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Statement Designation

The Society of Hospital Medicine designates this activity for a maximum of XX AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Release Date: October XX, 2021

Expiration Date: October XX, 2024

Conflict of Interest Disclosure Policy

In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support, SHM requires that individuals in a position to control the content of an educational activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. SHM resolves all conflicts of interest to ensure independence, objectivity, balance, and scientific rigor in all its educational programs. All relevant financial relationships shall be disclosed to participants prior to the start of the activity.

Furthermore, SHM seeks to verify that all scientific research referred to, reported, or used in a continuing medical education (CME) activity conforms to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis. SHM is committed to providing its learners with high-quality CME activities that promote improvements in healthcare and not those of a commercial interest.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 ABIM MOC Self Evaluation Points
    Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.00 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
Course opens: 
03/31/2021
Course expires: 
07/31/2024
Your cost:
$0.00
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Principles of Point-of-Care Ultrasound consists of ten interactive modules:

  1. Fundamentals of Ultrasound
  2. Lungs and Pleural Ultrasound
  3. Focused Cardiac Ultrasound
  4. Abdominal POCUS
  5. Vascular Ultrasound
  6. Procedural Ultrasound
  7. Skin and Soft Tissue Ultrasound
  8. Clinical Integration: Shortness of Breath
  9. Clinical Integration: Acute Renal Failure (ARF)
  10. Clinical Integration: Hypotension

Earn your Point-of-Care Ultrasound Certificate of Completion.

This series meets the online learning module requirement for the SHM-CHEST Point-of-Care Ultrasound Certificate of Completion (COC) Program. Visit the POCUS Certificate of Completion page on the SHM website to learn more about this exciting program, developed in collaboration with the American College of Chest Physicians.

Faculty & Disclosures
Authors & Editors

Trevor Jensen, MD
Assistant Clicical Professor
Division of Hospital Medicine
University of California, San Francisco

Dr. Jensen reports receiving consulting fees from Bay Labs Inc.

Charles LoPresti, MD, SFHM
Director of POCUS, Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center
Associate Professor of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University
School of Medicine

Dr. LoPresti reports having no relevant financial or advisory relationships with corporate organizations related to this activity.

Peer Reviewers

Paul Millner, MD
Kreegan Reierson, MD
Farhan Lalani, MD
William Kwan, MD
Meghan Thomas, MD, MS
Elaine Y. Gee, MD

Conflict of Interest Disclosure Policy

In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support, SHM requires that individuals in a position to control the content of an educational activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. SHM resolves all conflicts of interest to ensure independence, objectivity, balance, and scientific rigor in all its educational programs. All relevant financial relationships shall be disclosed to participants prior to the start of the activity.

Furthermore, SHM seeks to verify that all scientific research referred to, reported, or used in a continuing medical education (CME) activity conforms to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis. SHM is committed to providing its learners with high-quality CME activities that promote improvements in healthcare and not those of a commercial interest.

Accreditation Statement

The Society of Hospital Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Statement Designation

The Society of Hospital Medicine designates this activity for a maximum of XX AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 ABIM MOC Self Evaluation Points
    Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.00 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

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The following is an interactive educational module designed to help you gauge your basic knowledge of the topic and then direct you to areas you may need to focus on. It consists of a study program and CME evaluation. All sections must be completed to receive CME credit.

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