Thank you. If you are visiting the BLUE Team webpage, you have probably already helped us in our research. This site contains more information about what we are doing, and why – in layman’s terms. For health professionals wanting to learn the skills of basic lung ultrasound, please follow the link to our teaching resources on Facebook or ICN.http://intensivecarenetwork.com/lung-ultrasound/
For doctors who are part of our scanning team, updates and information about the trial is available on our facebook page.https://www.facebook.com/BrisbaneLungUltrasound?ref=hl
‘BLUE’ stands for Brisbane Lung Ultrasound Evaluation, and is a partnership between the emergency departments of Ipswich, Princess Alexandra, Royal Brisbane and Womens, and the Prince Charles Hospitals. We think that lung ultrasound (LUS) may provide better, safer information about the health of your lungs, particularly for smaller hospitals where it is hard to get a chest xray. However, we want to know for sure before we start teaching this skill to all health professionals.
EMF (Emergency Medicine Foundation) https://www.facebook.com/emfresearch has provided a generous grant, but for most of us, this is a labour of love. And we are very grateful to all those who have volunteered to be part of the trial, without you there would be no research, and no progress.