PoCUS

Our Pre-Hospital Clinician designed and facilitated clinically current programmes are supported by GE Healthcare a leader in the field: See more Information HERE

Introduction to Pre-Hospital Trauma Ultrasound

 

On this One Day course participants will be exposed to how Point of Care Ultrasound can impact clinical decision making in the acutely injured trauma patient.

The course covers a range of topics including:

  • Introductory ultrasound operation and use
  • The eFAST exam (extended Focused Assessment with Sonography for Trauma) which is used to assist in detecting intra-abdominal bleeding, Cardiac Tamponade, and Haemo/Pneumothorax.
  • An approach to clinical integration of Ultrasound findings in trauma patients specific to the Pre-hospital environment.

Participants will gain a new and exciting appreciation for how ultrasound can enhance clinical decision making, the actual relative anatomy of internal organs in live patients, and the benefits and limitations of ultrasound examination informed by the latest literature and evidenced based practices.

Unlike traditional ultrasound courses, this course is specifically designed for the challenges of the Pre-Hospital environment.

The Introduction to Pre-Hospital Trauma Ultrasound Course is ideal for Paramedics, Foundation and Core Training Doctors, and Trainee Practitioners interested in PHEM, who haven’t yet undergone formal ultrasound training. It’s also a fantastic refresher for clinicians who want to become more confident in their basic emergency ultrasound skills.

 

 

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Pre-Hospital Critical Care Ultrasound

 

Designed for Clinicians in Pre-Hospital Emergency Medicine and Critical Care:
This course will equip learners with the knowledge and skills to perform Point of Care Ultrasound exams which contribute powerful information to clinical decision making; as well as enable them to perform ultrasound guided procedures.  Clinical integration of POCUS findings is an educational objective that runs throughout the entire course and faculty are handpicked to offer experience and expertise for learners to draw on. Hands-on scanning time is maximised using succinct lectures, and pre-course materials. Informal clinical discussions and faculty dialogues are interspersed through the course, to saturate each day with both technical and clinical education.

 

Topics Covered:

  • Day 1 – Ultrasound in Trauma (Same as one day course above if already completed)
    • Preliminary Cardiac Ultrasound
    • Preliminary Lung Ultrasound
    • Abdominal FAST Scan
    • Physics and foundational Ultrasound skills
    • Infection control and safety in practice

 

  • Day 2 (Addition for this qualification)
    • Basic Lung Ultrasound
    • Basic Cardiac Ultrasound
    • Vascular:
      • AAA Scan
      • Inferior Vena Cava
      • 3 Point DVT Scan
    • Procedural Skills:
      • Ultrasound Guided peripheral IV access
      • Fascia Illiaca Compartment Block

 

Ultrasound for Practitioners in Emergency and Acute Care

 

 

Designed for Clinicians in Emergency, Urgent, and Acute Care Practice. This course will equip learners with the knowledge and skills to confidently perform Point of Care Ultrasound exams which contribute powerful information to clinical decision making; as well as enable them to perform ultrasound guided procedures.  Clinical integration of POCUS is an educational objective that runs throughout the entire course and faculty are handpicked to offer experience and expertise for learners to draw on. Hands-on scanning time is maximised using succinct lectures, and short pre-course materials. Informal clinical discussions and faculty dialogues are interspersed through the course, to saturate each day with both technical and clinical education.

 

Topics Covered:

 

  • Day 1 – Introduction to Ultrasound in Trauma (Same as one day course at top if already completed)

o   Preliminary Cardiac Ultrasound

o   Preliminary Lung Ultrasound

o   Abdominal FAST Scan

o   Physics and foundational Ultrasound skills

o   Infection control and safety in practice

 

  • Day 2 (Addition for this qualification)

o   Vascular:

  • 3 Point Lower Limb DVT scan
  • AAA Scan
  • Inferior Vena Cava

o   Basic Lung Ultrasound

o   Basic Cardiac Ultrasound

o   Kidney & Bladder

 

  • Day 3 (Addition for this qualification)

o   Basic Soft Tissue

o   Ophthalmic

o   Fractures

o   Procedural Skills:

  • Ultrasound Guided peripheral IV access
  • Serratus Anterior Plane Block
  • Fascia Illiaca Compartment Block

 

 

 

Please contact us to discuss delivery and bespoke options for these Pre-Hospital Critical Care, and Urgent & Acute Care Practitioner Ultrasound courses.

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