Intelligent Ultrasound has released a COVID-19 training module for its Point-of-Care training simulator, BodyWorks. The module is free to hospitals users globally and is on simulators in the UK and the US.

The module provides hands-on lung ultrasound training for frontline clinicians, with examples of scans showing typical COVID-19 infections.

"Lung ultrasound has major utility for the management of respiratory related COVID-19 infection due to its safety, repeatability, absence of radiation, low cost and point of care use. It is also relatively easy to disinfect compared to alternative imaging modalities," Intelligent Ultrasound said in a statement

The company added its doctors and software development team have been working around the clock to develop and release the module. It said it will help train clinicians to rapidly acquire and practice lung ultrasound skills.

A team of home workers are ready to upload the module, it added.