IAVANTE, Lideres en Formación y Evaluación Sanitaria

Advanced training in endobronchial ultrasound

In this course professionals are trained in experimental surgery using a cadaver model, a live animal model and a virtual simulator. The endobronchial ultrasound is used because it is a minimally invasive technique which reduces mediastinoscopy indications; it requires a shorter hospital stay and involves less morbidity and mortality. This technique provides images and biopsy specimens of the observed area in order to obtain information on lung cancer stages, for example.
Total teaching hours 8.00 (8.00 horas presenciales)
Training aims

General objectives

  • To acquire skills in the study of the mediastinum using endobronchial ultrasound, description of findings and sampling.

Specific objectives

  • To understand the technical aspects of radial and linear endobronchial ultrasound devices.
  • To understand the use and limitations of endobronchial ultrasound.
  • To understand lung cancer staging and the corresponding role of EBUS.
  • To study hylian mediastinal lymphadenopathy, the masses adjoining the respiratory tract and non-neoplastic diseases.
  • To identify patients who require endobronchial ultrasound treatment.
  • To understand the ganglionic hylian mediastinal map.
  • To understand the procedure, monitoring, sedation, insertion and vision using the endobronchial ultrasound.
  • To acquire techniques for obtaining samples and process them.
  • To understand the full exploration of the mediastinum.
  • To acquire skills to perform interventions using endobronchial ultrasound on patients who require it.
  • Mixed (e-learning and face-to-face)
  • Virtual simulation
  • Experimental surgery simulation
  • Face to face
Evaluation System
  • Multiple-choice test
  • Practical exercise