Point of Care UltraSound in Acute Medicine – FAMUS

Loading Map....

Date(s) - 09 Oct 2019
All Day

Crowne Plaza Hotel


Harewood room, Crowne Plaza Hotel

Maximum 25 places


To regsiter, please click here.


Ultrasound is becoming an increasingly utilised first line investigation especially at the acute care settings i.e. emergency department and acute medical units. Certain basic cardiac ultrasound skills are proven important in resuscitation settings (FEEL UK); Thoracic ultrasound is increasingly used for the diagnosis of pleural effusion and safe drainage, it is also used to diagnose consolidation and pneumo-thoraces. The NICE guidance advises ultrasound guided insertion of central lines and pleural fluid drainage for safety of the patients. Obtainment of basic knowledge and practical ultrasound skills are clearly defined learning outcomes in the acute medicine curriculum. This is an accredited FAMUS practical course for the purposes of FAMUS accreditation.

Content of this course

This full day course aims to provide the participants an introduction to the basic science and technology of ultrasound and with specific reference to utilisation of ultrasound skills in the front door settings whilst having the opportunity to practice ultrasound scanning on models.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course the participants will:

  • Develop an understanding of the science and technology of B-mode imaging
  • Develop skills in Ultrasound guided vascular access
  • Develop skills towards basic understanding on regional ultrasound including lung, abdominal, cardiac and vascular with a focus on point of care understand the remit of point of care testing and when to call for help.
  • Develop an understanding of thoracic ultrasound and practice skills towards accreditation in their respective units with a mentor
  • Appreciate common pitfalls and artefacts during basic ultrasound

“Excellent course and I would recommend to my friends”
“Busy day, big learning curve”
“Calm and friendly faculty”
“I wish I had attended this course much earlier in my training”
“This course is a must for acute medical trainees, I would strongly recommend this”
“Excellent tutors and lots of Hands on”
“ Looking forward to using this in my work place…”

To regsiter, please click here.