As soon as you register you will be given access to 11 online videos. These cover the core knowledge required. Each of the clinical application videos, the physics and knobology videos finish with a quiz, focused on that area, to enable you to test how well you have understood and retained the information.
On the day of the course there will be short presentations on knobology and the clinical applications along with live demonstrations. These are deliberately kept short to maximise the scanning time as it is assumed that the videos have already been watched. For the ECHO in Life Support there will be a more detailed presentation as many candidates require this. Between the presentations there will be a series of practical sessions covering: knobology and AAA, eFAST, ELS and procedures (vascular access and fascia iliaca blocks).
During the practical sessions you will work with a range of different ultrasound machines and healthy volunteers with faculty guidance and supervision. You will also work with handheld ultrasound devices, scannable manikins and state-of-the-art ultrasound simulators, able to demonstrate a wide range of realistic pathologies. You will receive guidance from the faculty, however there is also a great deal of freedom to use the equipment and the time to maximise the learning benefit for yourself.
The course finishes with a quiz based on the content of the day.