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Lung Ultrasound in COVID-19

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    CME Credit Information

    Credit Type
    AMA PRA Category 1 *
    Number of Credits

    Course Objectives

    1.      Understand proper ultrasound machine settings and transducer selection for ultrasound of the lungs.
    2.      Know the anatomical lung zones and the 10 basic signs of lung ultrasound
    3.      Recognize the ultrasound findings in pneumonia ,ARDS and COVID-19
    4.      Apply the utility of lung ultrasound to the COVID-19 pandemic.
    5.      Employ a protocol for disinfection of the ultrasound machine and transducers

    Target Audience

    Physicians, sonographers and others who perform and/or interpret diagnostic ultrasound.

    * AMA Category 1 credits are used by physicians and other groups like PAs and certain nurses.  Category 1 credits are accepted by the ARDMS, CCI and Sonography Canada.


    The Institute for Advanced Medical Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    The Institute for Advanced Medical Education designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    These credits are accepted by ARDMS/APCA, CCI, Sonography Canada and most other credentialing bodies.

    For information on applicability and acceptance of continuing education credit for this activity, please consult your professional licensing board or other credentialing organization.

    Estimated Time for Completion
    approximately 2 hours
    Date of Release
    Date of Most Recent Review
    Expiration Date


    Joshua Jacquet MD RDMS FACEP
    Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
    Northeast Ohio Medical University
    Emergency Ultrasound Director
    Cleveland Clinic - Akron General
    Akron, Ohio


    In compliance with the Essentials and Standards of the ACCME, the author of this CME tutorial is required to disclose any significant financial or other relationships they may have with commercial interests.

    Joshua Jacquet MD discloses the following relationships with commercial interests:
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