Gain exposure to pleuroscopy and endobronchial valve placement for persistent air leaks. Review comprehensive pleural procedures and indications, while practicing your skills in a hands-on environment. Learn to safely and effectively perform pleural procedures including:
- Ultrasound-guided thoracentesis
- Pleural manometry
- Tunneled indwelling pleural catheter placement
- Small bore and standard thoracostomy tube placement
- Flex-Rigid Pleuroscopy for pleural effusion diagnosis
Prior to attending, you will receive materials that form the cognitive base of the course. You are expected to become familiar with the content prior to the course start in order to reduce the need for lectures, so the focus can be on hands-on, interactive training.
Pulmonary and critical care fellows, physicians, intensivists, thoracic surgeons, and advanced practice providers are encouraged to attend.
Dr. Alex Chen of Barnes-Jewish Hospital, explains how this unique course provides a rare opportunity to practice pleural procedures on cadavers in a realistic setting.