Emergency Ultrasound Course

Emergency Ultrasound Course2018-11-16T07:38:37+00:00

Core (Level 1) Emergency Ultrasound

Higher specialty training in Emergency Medicine now requires competence in the four CORE (previously Ultrasound Level 1) clinical applications of  Emergency Ultrasound: focused assessment with sonography in trauma (FAST), assessment of the abdominal aorta for Aneurysm (AAA) focused echocardiography in life support (ELS) and ultrasound guided vascular access (VA).

What We Offer

Core (Level 1) Ultrasound Course

Our very popular one day Emergency Ultrasound course addresses the knowledge and practical skills recommended by the Royal College of Emergency Medicine as necessary to achieve competency in the four CORE (level 1) clinical applications of Emergency Ultrasound (see above). It also covers the mandatory components of ultrasound physics and good governance.

This day includes lectures on the physics of ultrasound,  practical aspects of point of care ultrasound and good governance as well as on each of the core applications – FAST, AAA, ELS and vascular access. You will then get lots of hands on scanning practice in each of the CORE applications on normal and pathological subjects. A simulator  is used to teach ultrasound guided central venous access. Our faculty of ED consultants have extensive experience in using ultrasound in the Emergency Department. Teaching in small groups they will guide you through your scans, offer useful tips on gaining the best image, and advice on maintaining your logbook beyond the course.

Upcoming Courses

22nd November (Fully Booked)
28th November (Fully Booked)
12th December (Fully Booked)
13th December (Fully Booked)
24th January 2019
7th February 2019
Venue: Unit 42 St Olav’s Court, 25 Lower Road, Canada Water, London, SE16 2XB

Course Times: 9.00am – 5.00pm


Core Ultrasound Finishing School

Do you need to complete your Core Ultrasound (level 1) sign off?

This can often be done by gathering clinical ultrasound experience at work and getting your triggered assessments done by colleagues. However many people find that it is difficult to get everything completed with all the other pressures in the department. Therefore Finishing Schools have been created as a way of getting everything finished and signed off efficiently.
This Finishing School follows the standard model. On the first day you will be able to practice all four skills under supervision with feedback, add additional scans to your logbook and have your logbook and reflective cases checked.
This course is intended for those who have built up some experience of using ultrasound clinically. It is not essential to have completed your ten reflective cases and filled your logbook before attending. However it is ideal if you have done at least some of this, which will need to be completed before your paperwork can be submitted to the Regional Ultrasound Lead.
On the second day we will be doing triggered assessments in all four clinical applications:

  • Focused Assessment with Sonography in Trauma (FAST)
  • Assessment of the Abdominal Aorta for Aneurysm (AAA)
  • Focused Echocardiography in Life Support (ELS)
  • Ultrasound Guided Vascular Access (VA)

For details of the College’s CORE Ultrasound requirements click here

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