Each of the two days of the course consists of a programme of alternating presentations, including live demonstrations, with practical hands-on scanning. One day focuses on the heart, lung and shock; the other day focuses on hepatobiliary, kidney, DVT, musculoskeletal and eye scanning.
In advance of the course we encourage all candidates to ensure that they are-up-to- date with general PoCUS skills by using our online videos. On the course itself you will scan in small groups and individually on a range of normal subjects, scannable manikins and simulators. You will be supervised by experienced faculty from a range of different backgrounds. We have a faculty to staff ratio of about 1 to 4. We use 6 to 8 different PoCUS ultrasound systems and a range of handheld ultrasound devices. We use three state-of-the-art ultrasound simulators and a number of scannable manikins.
At the end of each half day we review the progress to that point through a quiz.