The COVID-19 simulation module for the Simbionix Ultrasound Mentor provides hands-on training for point-of-care ultrasound skills essential in triage and monitoring of the coronavirus.
The module includes unique lung ultrasound and Echocardiography clinical cases of with patients suspected or diagnosed with COVID-19 as well as a library of educational videos created in collaboration with KOLs.
Relevant Specialties: Cardiology, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, Radiology, Trauma
Echocardiography for COVID-19
Recent evidence suggests that patients with severe COVID-19 pneumonia may present cardiac complications such as acute myocardial injury and myocarditis.
Echocardiography can help to quickly identify the circulatory status and guide hemodynamic management for these patients.
Nevertheless, in hard hit areas, non-ICU and non-cardiology specialists are being asked to take on larger management roles and perform basic echo scan to COVID-19 patients.
Published evidence based on Chinese and Italian experience with COVID-19 patients shares the advantages of lung ultrasound and suggests that it has an important role in patient assessment and monitoring the evolution of the disease.
Lung ultrasound is considered an alternative to chest radiography or CT scanning in COVID-19 patients. It is safe, easy and quick for use at point-of-care, repeatable, low cost and radiation-free.
Training front line physicians to rapidly acquire the lung ultrasound skills can be critical for the success of COVID-19 management.
- Step by Step Task – Blue Protocol
- Healthy Patient
- Mild COVID-19 Patient
- Moderate COVID-19 Patient
- Severe COVID-19 Patient
- Step by Step Task – Bedside Echocardiography views
- COVID-19 patient with Normal echo findings
- COVID-19 patient with Acute Myocarditis
- COVID-19 patient with Pulmonary Hypertension
The module includes a rich video and document educational library, lung ultrasound and echocardiography basics, COVID-19 typical findings, triage and disinfection protocols, created in collaboration with international emergency medicine, critical care, pulmonary and intensive care experts.
During the pandemic, educational materials are open to the medical community in our e-learning resources.
The module was developed in collaboration with the following experts:
Abdulrazak F. Alchakaki, MD
Pulmonary and Critical Care Specialist
Trenton, MI USA
Ron Berant, MD
Lead physician for Point of Care Ultrasound
Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Schneider Children’s Medical Center of Israel
Neal F. Chaisson, MD
Director, Critical Care Medicine Fellowship
Cleveland, Ohio USA
Steven W. Fox, MD
Fellow, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Cleveland, Ohio USA
Shirley Friedman, MD
PICU attending physician
Dana-Dwek Children’s Hospital
Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center
Lior Fuchs, MD
Intensive Care Unit
Soroka University Medical Center
Abdulghani Sankari, MD, Ph.D
Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary/Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
Wayne State University-School of Medicine
Detroit Medical Center
Detroit, MI USA