Practical Pleural Skills

Using a combination of hands-on workshops, lectures, case-based discussions, and computer-based interactive scenarios, the practical pleural skills course offers a unique opportunity to develop skills in a variety of pleural techniques. This course will look at the different aspects of thoracic imaging, including theory, evidence, technique, normal and abnormal appearances and application in clinical practice.

Educational aims

Upon completion of this course you will be able to:

  • demonstrate basic techniques used in thoracic ultrasound and will have acquired theoretical knowledge to support this
  • demonstrate basic techniques used in the insertion and management of indwelling pleural catheters and understand the evidence behind them
  • demonstrate the basic techniques used in various forms of medical pleuroscopy and understand the evidence behind them
  • recognise the importance and the role of pleural disease in the management of respiratory patients

Chest X-ray and CT
R. Benamore (Oxford, United Kingdom)
PDF journal article, handout or slides
PDF journal article, handout or slides
Thoracic ultrasound – theory
R. Benamore (Oxford, United Kingdom)
PDF journal article, handout or slides
PDF journal article, handout or slides
Thoracic ultrasound – normal and basic abnormalities
R. Hallifax (Oxford, United Kingdom)
PDF journal article, handout or slides
PDF journal article, handout or slides
Thoracic ultrasound in clinical practice
J. Wrightson (Oxford, United Kingdom)
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Thoracic ultrasound – advanced imaging and techniques
I. Psallidas (Oxford, United Kingdom)
PDF journal article, handout or slides
PDF journal article, handout or slides
The future of thoracic ultrasonography
J Corcoran (Plymouth, United Kingdom)
PDF journal article, handout or slides
PDF journal article, handout or slides
Pleural Imaging quiz
R. Benamore (Oxford, United Kingdom)
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Indwelling pleural catheters
N. Maskell (Bristol, United Kingdom)
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Pleural manometry
F. Maldonado (Nashville, USA)
PDF journal article, handout or slides
PDF journal article, handout or slides
IPCs in non-malignant disease
S. Walker (Bristol, United Kingdom)
PDF journal article, handout or slides
PDF journal article, handout or slides
Update on pleural trial evidence (IPC vs talc, best way to pleurodese etc including chest drain size)
R. Bhatnagar (Bristol, United Kingdom), N. Rahman (Oxford, United Kingdom)
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PDF journal article, handout or slidesPDF journal article, handout or slides
What do thoracic surgeons do?
D Stavroulias (Oxford, United Kingdom)
PDF journal article, handout or slides
PDF journal article, handout or slides
Management of malignant mesothelioma
K. Blyth (Glasgow, United Kingdom)
PDF journal article, handout or slides
PDF journal article, handout or slides
Medical thoracoscopy – step by step
V Pinelli, P Canessa (Sarzana, Italy)
PDF journal article, handout or slides
PDF journal article, handout or slides
Flexible versus rigid thoracoscopy
M. Munavvar (Preston, United Kingdom)
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Advanced and future medical thoracoscopy
J. Janssen (Nijmegen, Netherlands)
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Safety and complications
N. Rahman (Oxford, United Kingdom)
PDF journal article, handout or slides
PDF journal article, handout or slides
Medical thoracoscopy – training and audit
A Bibby (Bristol, United Kingdom)
PDF journal article, handout or slides
PDF journal article, handout or slides
Setting up a pleural service
M. Evison (Manchester, United Kingdom)
PDF journal article, handout or slides
PDF journal article, handout or slides