Fellows will gain competency at a wide variety of basic and advanced pulmonary and critical care procedures.
Pulmonary Procedures Include:
- Bronchoscopy and related procedures, including EBUS-guided transbronchial needle aspiration
- Chest tube placement
- Placement of indwelling pleural catheters
- Pleural ultrasound
- Right heart catheterization
Critical Care Procedures Include:
- Arterial line placement
- Central line placement
- Point-of-care ultrasound
- Swan-Ganz catheter placement
The Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship offers a formal ultrasound curriculum to teach fellows how to perform point-of-care ultrasound and how to interpret ultrasound images. This curriculum includes a series of lectures given by ultrasound-trained faculty; online resources including articles, books, and images/videos; and one-on-one training with faculty. Fellows will also gain experience with performing echocardiograms and echo interpretation during their CCU rotation.