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Our course is back!!!

After a year and a half of COVID-19 restrictions we are pleased to announce that our course – Ultrasound at the Front Door – will be returning in December 2021. This course is accredited for FUSIC (heart, lung, thoracic, vascular), FAMUS and RCR training pathways and for 18 RCP CPD points (6 for each day). 

We will run 4 separate courses over a 3 day period:

– 15th December 2021 – FUSIC/FAMUS – Lung, Abdo, Vascular, Physics and Quality Assurance.
– 16th December 2021 – FUSIC Heart – Echo.
– 17th December 2021 Morning – Neuro Ultrasound – Lumbar Puncture, Optic Nerve Sheath Ultrasound, Transcranial Doppler, Temporal Arteritis.
– 17th December 2021 Afternoon – Lung Ultrasound for Cardiologists.

Each course will have an excellent mix of theory and hands-on scanning with small delegate groups and expert faculty.

All delegates for Day 1 or Day 2 (or both) will receive a free copy of our new book Ultrasound for the Generalist- A guide to point of care imaging!


For bookings please email swbh.acutemedicalsecretariesamu1@nhs.net. Unless stated on this page, all courses have current availability.

 

Day 1 – FUSIC/FAMUS – £300

Full day covering the curriculum requirements and supervised scanning for the FUSIC and FAMUS ultrasound modules. 

08:00 – 08:30               Registration and Coffee

08:30 – 08:45               Welcome and Introduction

08:45 – 09:15               Knobology and Basics of US

09:15 – 10:00               Lung – Theory including the BLUE Protocol

10:00 – 10:15               Break

10:15 – 12:15               Lung – Practical                       

12:15 – 13:00               LUNCH (included)

13:00 – 13:45               Abdominal and Vascular Theory

13:45 -16:00                Abdominal and Vascular Practical

16:00 – 16:30               Quality Assurance and Governance

 

Day 2 – FUSIC Heart – £300

Full day covering the curriculum requirements and supervised scanning for the FUSIC heart module.

08:30 – 09:00               Knobology and Basics of US (for delegates who have not attended the previous day)

09:00 – 09:45               FUSIC Heart and Accreditation Process

09:45 – 11:00               Standard Views – Normal – LV size and function, RV size and function, basic valve assessment, volume assessment, pericardium.

11:00 – 11:15               Break

11:15 – 12:30               Practical

12:30 – 13:00               LUNCH (included)

13:00 – 14:00               Pathology – Lecture

14:00 – 16:00               Practical – Normal and pathology including emergency video cases

16:00 – 16:30               Quality Assurance and Governance

 

The cost of booking both Day 1 and Day 2 is at a discounted price of £550. All delegates will receive a free copy of our book Ultrasound for the Generalist – A guide to point of care imaging!

 
 

Day 3 – Morning – Ultrasound for Neurology – £75

08:00 – 08:20               Registration

08:20 – 08:40               Welcome & The Use of US in Neurological Conditions

08:40 – 09:00               The Basics of US and Physics

09:00 – 09:25               US Assisted Lumbar Puncture

09:25 – 09:40               Transcranial Doppler

09:40 – 10:10               Papilloedema and Temporal Arteritis

10:10 – 10:20               Break

10:20 – 11:50               Practical session:
                                    1. Optic Nerve Sheath US
                                    2. LP Anatomy
                                    3. LP Practical/Phantom
                                    4. Transcranial Doppler
                                    5. Temporal Arteritis

11:50 – 12:00               Questions

 

Day 3 – Afternoon – Lung Ultrasound for Cardiologists – £100

13:00 – 13:30              Welcome – Lung US for Cardiologists – Why?              

13:30 – 13:50              Basic physics                                                

13:50 – 14:50              Normal Lung and Pathology – including the BLUE Protocol

14:50 – 15:00              Break

15:00 – 16:30              Practical Session – Normal and Pathology

16:30 – 17:00              Governance and Quality Assurance            

 

Delegates for the half day courses will receive a voucher for 40% discount for our book Ultrasound for the Generalist – A guide to point of care imaging.

87% of delegates from our latest course said it "exceeded their expectations".

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"Great course for the general physician, excellent course, would recommend to colleagues."
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"Very useful and relevant course. Much more confident, especially at thoracic US."
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"Very useful. Lots of practical sessions were useful. Handout of main things to look for useful. Very useful, especially the normal and pathology echo lectures."
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"Well structured, many opportunities for hands on experience. Some stations may have been too short (allocate more time if possible). Overall excellent course. My 4’s will improve to 5’s with practice."
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“Detailed, well structured course, extremely relevant, loved the echo session, need machines at our workplace, feel empowered, echos make so much more sense now. Now will do the e-learning, well presented lectures, clear power point slides.”
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“Excellent course for all of those involved in management of patients in acute setting."
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“Really enjoyed the day. Very useful introduction, will aim to practice further. Only thing would be good to add peripheral vascular access, even if visualise only, or model it in same way as pleural tap and try and get to grips with cannulas and probe."
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"Excellent course, well conducted, got ample time to practice."
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Tig
Tig
April 9, 2021 5:13 pm

Hi – ICM/acute med trainee here. Very interested to know when you’ll be next running this course (as will be my husband who is also an ICM/Anesthetics trainee). I don’t have twitter so i’ve left email below.
Many thanks

Syed
Syed
September 21, 2021 5:32 pm
Reply to  Chris

Is it level 1 accreditation?
I am Respiratory registrar.