Education Portal

Objective: An online portal to provide readily accessible resources for training providers from low resource settings in respiratory diseases and severe illness.

University of Washington training resources


Recorded talks on pulmonary and critical care topics

Eosinophilic Lung Diseases

Eosinophilic lung diseases
Given by Tyler Albert, MD, Assistant Professor at the University of Washington, Attending in General Internal Medicine at the Seattle VA


Respiratory Neuromuscular Disorders

Neuromuscular Respiratory Diseases
Given by Rosemary Adamson, MB BS, Assistant Professor at the University of Washington, Attending in Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine at the Seattle VA


UW ISIS online bronchoscopy curriculum
bronch imageThe University of Washington online bronchoscopy curriculum. This is a series of 10 minute, multi-media movies designed to introduce the novice bronchoscopist to bronchoscopy. The modules cover a general orientation to bronchoscopy as well as information on airway anatomy, typical medicines used and some of the techniques involved.

UW ISIS ultrasound curriculumUW ISIS Ultrasound image
The University of Washington online ultrasound curriculum. This is a series of 10 minute, multi-media movies designed to introduce healthcare trainees to the use of point-of-care ultrasound. The modules cover a general introduction to ultrasound as well as how to use ultrasound to assist with procedures such as inserting a peripheral IV catheter and performing paracentesis.

UW MED 610 website
The University of Washington website for the medical student course, MED 610, houses a number of useful resources for teaching pulmonary topics. Although the site is designed for fourth year medical students, the resources are suitable for learners at many levels including trainee physicians. Here are links to each of the topics available:

Arterial Blood Gas Analysis
This webpage has a primer and a series of clinical cases on ABG interpretation, both created by Dr. Andrew Luks. It also has links to other educational materials on the topic.

Mechanical Ventilation
This webpage has a primer on mechanical ventilation, written by Dr. David J Pierson, a series of clinical cases, written by Dr. Andrew Luks, and a series of pocket cards, created by Dr. Carrie Chun.

Pulmonary Function Testing
This webpage has a primer on reading PFTs, written by Dr. Joshua Benditt, a series of clinical cases, written by Dr. Andrew Luks, and an interactive case-based tutorial on the topic, adapted from the cases by Dr. Ali Bays.

Pleural Effusion
This webpage has a series of clinical cases, written by Dr. Andrew Luks, as well as links to other educational resources on the topic.

Chest Radiology
This webpage has a tutorial on how to read chest radiographs, created by Drs. Julie Takasugi and Andrew Luks, as well links to other online resources on the topic.


Training Resources from other institutions

The American Thoracic Society
The ATS provides a number of free resources including:

ATS Clinical Cases
A monthly series of interactive, educational clinical case presentations on pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine.

ATS Disease Related Resources
Clinical information, arranged by disease state, including ATS guidelines, patient information and other resources.

ATS Reading List
This is a list of important articles in pulmonary, critical care & sleep medicine reviewed annually. It provides links to the PubMed citation for each article and also links to the full text if it is available for free.

Critical Care websites

Critical Care Medicine Tutorials
A website created by Dr. Patrick Neligan to help residents during their critical care rotations at the University of Pensylvania. It is essentially an online textbook of critical care written by a single author.

The ICU web
A website for healthcare professional and trainees in Intensive Care comprised of multiple teaching resources on many aspects of ICU care for all levels of learners. It is maintained by the Department of Anaesthesia & Intensive Care of The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Bronchoscopy websites

Thoracic Anesthesia Online Bronchoscopy Simulator
A not-for-profit continuing medical education website with an online bronchoscopy simulator and other resources designed for practitioners of thoracic anesthesia but very useful for practitioners from other specialties learning bronchoscopy.

Bronchoscopy International
A website dedicated to teaching bronchoscopy. It provides multiple tools to assist learners and teachers of bronchoscopy.

Ultrasound websites
There are many excellent free, online resources for learning about point-of-care ultrasound. Here are a few:


Society of Ultrasound in Medical Education

Point-of-Care Ultrasound University of Toronto (POCUS-Toronto)

ICU Sonography

Ultrasound Podcast

American College of Emergency Physicians Emergency Ultrasound Tests