Basic Ultrasound for Surgeons Course

In response to increasing interest in ultrasound among surgeons, we’ve developed a course dedicated to providing surgeons with a foundation in the use of point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS). The course is suitable for junior registrars, core surgical trainees, surgical clinical fellows, and foundation doctors.

Next Date: 2nd September 2024

Fee: £370 inc. VAT

Venue: Terracotta Court (ground floor), 167 Tower Bridge Road, London, SE1 3LN

Ultrasound for Surgeons

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About our Ultrasound for Surgeons Course

Basic Ultrasound for Surgeons

What Does the Ultrasound for Surgeons Course Cover?

The course is designed to provide surgeons with basic core knowledge and skills in ultrasound use. It will also cover relevant surgical topics, including:

  • Abdominal ultrasound – including FAST, gallbladder scanning, and more
  • Urology – renal tract imaging
  • Orthopaedic – fractures, foreign body removal
  • Paediatric Surgery – pyloric stenosis, intussusception, appendicitis
  • Ultrasound guided procedures – vascular access, ultrasound assisted drainage
Basic Ultrasound for Surgeons

What skills will you develop by the end of the course?

After this course trainees will be able to:

  • Select the appropriate probe and make instrument adjustments in order to optimise an ultrasound image
  • Use the common functions and features of various ultrasound machines, including hand-held devices
  • Obtain standard views of relevant organ systems
  • More confidently conduct ultrasound-guided procedures

How is the course taught?

After you book your place, you’ll get access to pre-course learning materials covering the core knowledge required to start using ultrasound. It will allow you to spend the course day more effectively, focusing on hands-on scanning practice.

On the course day, short lectures covering applications of PoCUS in Surgery will alternate with practical sessions, which involve scanning on healthy volunteers and simulators with pathologies. You will practice using a range of ultrasound machines, including hand-held devices.

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