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Core Emergency Medicine Ultrasound | Bromley Emergency Courses

Bromley Emergency Courses Terracotta Court (ground floor), 167 Tower Bridge Road, London, United Kingdom

This ultrasound course by Bromley Emergency Courses teaches the skills to achieve competency in the four domains deemed necessary for higher EM speciality training by the RCEM: There is online learning available priorThe Bromley Emergency Courses Core Emergency Ultrasound Course is intended to give you a firm foundation in both the knowledge and skills required...

£370

FAMUS (Focused Acute Medicine Ultrasound) Course | Bromley Emergency Courses

Bromley Emergency Courses Terracotta Court (ground floor), 167 Tower Bridge Road, London, United Kingdom

This one-day FAMUS course has been approved by the Society for Acute Medicine and delivers all of the components required for FAMUS accreditation.The course covers: The course is led by Acute Physicians with extensive experience in Point-of-Care Ultrasound (PoCUS). It consists of alternating presentations, live demonstrations and practical sessions with about 4 hours of hands-on...

£370

Ultrasound for Primary Care Course | Bromley Emergency Courses

Bromley Emergency Courses Terracotta Court (ground floor), 167 Tower Bridge Road, London, United Kingdom

The course is tailored to the most typical needs of GPs. However, other clinicians involved in primary care who are interested in ultrasound, including physiotherapists and nurses, will also find it useful. Our Ultrasound for Primary Care course is suitable for beginners and those in the early stages of using ultrasound. Topics covered include:

£370

Ultrasound Guided Cannulation Course | Bromley Emergency Courses

Bromley Emergency Courses Terracotta Court (ground floor), 167 Tower Bridge Road, London, United Kingdom

At Bromley Emergency Courses, we’ve been teaching how to do Ultrasound Guided Vascular Access on our Core Emergency Ultrasound course for many years. In addition to that, we’ve now developed a short half-day course dedicated to Ultrasound-Guided Cannulation for a wider range of clinicians: The only pre-course requirement is that you should be working in a service...

£195

Renal Biopsy Cadaver Course | RCPSG

Clinical Anatomy Skills Centre, Glasgow Thomson Building, University Ave, Glasgow

This one-day cadaver course will be held at the Clinical Anatomy Skills Centre (CASC), located within the University of Glasgow.Run by two Consultant Nephrologists, a Consultant Radiologist, and a Consultant Renal Pathologist, this course is ideally suited for trainees expected to perform renal biopsies or core medical trainees planning to apply for renal specialty training.Programme...

£425 – £525

MSK Ultrasound Guided Injections – Amsterdam | SonoSkills

Amsterdam Skills Centre Tafelbergweg 47, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Level up your skills with this intensive 2-day hands-on workshop on ultrasound-guided peripheral joint and soft tissue injections. Practice on real-life scenarios with soft embalmed cadavers, gaining unparalleled experience under the guidance of experts. This unique blended learning approach combines immersive practical sessions with 6 months of on-demand online learning. Access 43 video tutorials totalling...

£2100

Basic Ultrasound for Surgeons | Bromley Emergency Courses

Bromley Emergency Courses Terracotta Court (ground floor), 167 Tower Bridge Road, London, United Kingdom

The course is designed to provide surgeons with basic core knowledge and skills in ultrasound use. It will also cover relevant surgical topics, including: The course is suitable for junior registrars, core surgical trainees, surgical clinical fellows, and foundation doctors.

£370

Basic Obstetrics and Gynaecology Ultrasound | Bromley Emergency Courses

Bromley Emergency Courses Terracotta Court (ground floor), 167 Tower Bridge Road, London, United Kingdom

Our basic Obstetrics and Gynaecology Ultrasound course is intended for those looking to start out using ultrasound in gynaecology and pregnancy.The course is appropriate for: The topics covered include: During the course, short lectures and demonstrations will alternate with focused practical scanning sessions. You will scan on healthy volunteers (including pregnant women) and state-of-the-art-simulators able...

£370

Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Course | Bromley Emergency Courses

Bromley Emergency Courses Terracotta Court (ground floor), 167 Tower Bridge Road, London, United Kingdom

This MSK Ultrasound course is intended to give an introduction to how ultrasound can help with the assessment of soft tissue injuries and infections in emergency medicine.By the end of this course, you will be able to understand how normal ligaments, tendons, joints, bone, muscle, fascia layers and skin appear with ultrasound and how these...

£370

MSK Ultrasound Bootcamp – Amsterdam | SonoSkills

Aristo Amsterdam Teleportboulevard 100, Amsterdam

Ready to unlock the power of MSK ultrasound? Join our intensive 4-day crash course and become a confident practitioner of foundational diagnostic imaging for extremity joints. Immerse yourself in: Expert-led instruction: Our renowned faculty will guide you through anatomy, pathology, and demonstrations. Small group practice: Our participant to ultrasound system ratio of 3:1 means you’ll...

£2200

Advanced Point-of-care Ultrasound Course (Level 2) | Bromley Emergency

Bromley Emergency Courses Terracotta Court (ground floor), 167 Tower Bridge Road, London, United Kingdom

The Level 2 Ultrasound course is intended to help clinicians in Emergency Medicine and related areas to explore applications of ultrasound beyond core applications.Topics covered include: You will learn the theoretical background behind how ultrasound can be used in each of the areas, the limitations and risks, and how to rule-in important pathologies.

£695

FAMUS / FUSIC Course | BOX Courses

Thames Lido Napier Rd, Reading, United Kingdom

A half-day session (AM or PM) learning the FAMUS (Focused Acute Medicine Ultrasound) / FUSIC (Focused Ultrasound in Intensive Care) POCUS modalities, delivered at Thames Lido in Reading. This course focuses on bedside assessment of the lungs, abdomen, vascular access, and ruling out DVT. Also interested in focused Echocardiography? Combine this course with our FUSIC Heart...

£375

FUSIC Heart Course | BOX Courses

Thames Lido Napier Rd, Reading, United Kingdom

A half-day session (AM or PM) learning the FUSIC Heart (Focused Medicine in Intensive Care – Heart) POCUS modality, delivered at Thames Lido in Reading. This course focuses on bedside assessment of the heart, providing a method to quickly assess heart function with a focused transthoracic echocardiography. Also interested in bedside assessment of the lungs,...

£375

Point of Care Emergency Ultrasound Level 1 | Cambridge Medical Education

Cambridge Belfry Hotel Back Ln, Great Cambourne, Cambourne, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Hybrid Hybrid Event

This course covers the new RCEM curriculumThis two-day Point of care Emergency Ultrasound (Level 1) course based in Cambridge is aimed at doctors working in acute care settings.The training addresses the knowledge and practical skills recommended by the Royal College of Emergency Medicine in the new curriculum  2021.The course covers the topics outlined in the...

£340

Basic Ultrasound for Paediatrics | Bromley Emergency Courses

Bromley Emergency Courses Terracotta Court (ground floor), 167 Tower Bridge Road, London, United Kingdom

This Basic Ultrasound for Paediatrics course is intended to give a strong foundation in using Point-of-Care Ultrasound (PoCUS) equipment, obtaining useful views and understanding the applications of PoCUS in the care of children in acute and emergency settings.You will learn how to rapidly familiarise yourself with an ultrasound machine making the appropriate probe selection and...

£370

Focused Lung Ultrasound | BOX Courses

Royal Berkshire Hospital London Rd, Reading

Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) is revolutionizing the way clinicians assess and monitor patients. With new advancements, ultrasound probes can now be attached to mobile phones or tablets, making them highly portable, accessible, and affordable compared to standard ultrasound machines. This powerful tool empowers clinicians to make faster and more informed decisions at the bedside, ultimately ensuring...

£300

Types of Ultrasound Courses for UK Junior Doctors

There has never been a better time to go on an ultrasound training course. With the advent of handheld and bedside ultrasound, many think that the stethoscope may have competition for the space around our necks.

Ultrasound can be used in a number of different specialities across both primary and secondary care and is one of few skills in medicine which requires accreditation rather than a “see one, do one, teach one” approach.

So what types of ultrasound courses are available for doctors in the UK?

POCUS Courses for Junior Doctors

Specialities:

  • Acute Medicine
  • Anaesthetics
  • Critical Care
  • Emergency Medicine
  • General Practice (Primary POCUS only)
  • Paediatrics (Paediatric POCUS only)

When to Learn:

  • Foundation – Basics of ultrasound assessment, AAA assessment, FAST Scan
  • Core Training – The above, plus RUSH protocol & general POCUS skills
  • Registrar – The above, plus advanced POCUS modalities (haemodynamic & heart)

Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS) scans focus on emergent care, being able to diagnose and treat medical emergencies with handheld and mobile ultrasound devices.

Generally practised in the ED, critical care, and acute medical wards, practitioners trained in POCUS focus on life-threatening acute issues. One common POCUS accreditation is FAMUS/FUSIC (Focused Acute Medicine Ultrasound / Focused Ultrasound in Intensive Care). Modules of the FUSIC course focus on different organ systems to rapidly rule in/out diagnoses:

Lung

  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumothorax
  • Infection & Pneumonia

Heart

  • Pericardial Effusion & Cardiac Tamponade
  • Thoracic Aortic Dissection
  • Myocardial Infarction
  • Acute Heart Failure
  • Massive PE

Abdomen

  • Abdominal Aortic Dissection
  • Bowel Perforation
  • Urinary Retention & Obstructed Kidney
  • Splenic Rupture
  • Liver Abscess

Vascular

  • Deep Vein Thrombosis
  • Identify Peripheral Veins for PICC or Midline insertion
  • Identify Internal Jugular and Femoral Vein for Central & Femoral Line Insertion
  • Identify Radial, Brachial & Femoral Arteries for Arterial Line Insertion
  • Ultrasound-Guided Cannulation

Following a POCUS course, accreditation can be gained from the parent organisation, such as the Intensive Care Society for FUSIC. You will generally be asked to find a mentor who can certify your competency in using ultrasound in practice. After that, you must record a number of observed & unobserved scans, before you receive accreditation.

For those who don’t work in acute medical care, there are more niche POCUS courses for specialities such as paediatrics and general practice.

Ultrasound-Guided Procedure Courses

Specialities:

  • Anaesthetics
  • Critical Care
  • Emergency Medicine
  • GP with special interest
  • Medicine
  • Paediatrics
  • Surgery

When to Learn:

  • Foundation – IV Access, fascia iliaca block (EM)
  • Core Training – The above, plus arterial access & central line insertion (anaesthetics, EM, medicine)
  • Registrar – The above, plus speciality specific skills

Many procedures which previously relied on gusto and hands-on skill can now be performed with less risk under ultrasound guidance. For many in acute specialities, these procedures will be part of training and can be learned through practice on the wards.

However, if you want to get ahead of your peers and learn from experts, an ultrasound course will give you a more structured environment to hone these skills.

Ultrasound-guided procedures include:

  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Arterial Access
  • Central & Femoral Line Insertion
  • Joint Aspiration & Injection
  • Lumbar Puncture
  • Nerve Blocks (such as fascia iliaca compartment block)
  • Paracentesis (diagnosing/treating ascites)
  • Pericardiocentesis (diagnosing/treating pericardial effusion)
  • Peripheral Intravenous Access
  • Regional Anaesthesia
  • Suprapubic Bladder Aspiration
  • Thoracocentesis (diagnosing/treating pleural effusion)

Core Emergency Medicine Ultrasound Courses

Specialities:

  • Emergency Medicine

When to Learn:

  • Foundation – IV Access, fascia iliaca block (optional)
  • Core Training – IV Access, fascia iliaca block (mandatory) & FAST/AAA scans (optional)
  • Registrar – FAST/AAA scans (mandatory)

Those undertaking training in Emergency Medicine via the ACCS EM pathway are required to learn POCUS as part of the ACCS Curriculum. Previously, ACCS EM trainees were expected to pass “core emergency level 1 ultrasound” in order to pass their ARCP.

However, recently the RCEM curriculum has moved away from the “level 1-4” system, and instead has “entrustment scales”, meaning that most “Level 1 Ultrasound Courses” have now changed their name to “Core EM Ultrasound Courses”.

In order to pass ARCP in Emergency Medicine, you must show evidence of competency in:

  • ACCS – Vascular access & fascia iliaca block.
  • ST3-4 – ELS, AAA & eFAST / FAFF

This can be achieved on the ward, however, if are an ACCS EM trainee and would like to start adding indicative scan cases and reflections to your Kaizen ePortfolio, you should consider attending a Core Emergency Medicine Ultrasound Course.

Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Courses

Specialities:

  • GP with special interest
  • Orthopaedics
  • Rheumatology
  • Emergency Medicine

When to Learn:

  • No mandatory requirement – learn at a time that suits your career goals.

Musculoskeletal ultrasound is useful to any junior doctor dealing with acute and chronic joint conditions, such as in GP, T&O, or Rheumatology.

Courses in MSK US include:

  • Basic MSK Ultrasound – learn to use the ultrasound machine and introduction to ultrasound as a diagnostic tool.
  • Advanced MSK US – improve your diagnostic skills so that you can identify complex muscle, nerve, and ligament conditions.
  • Joint Injection – study joint anatomy and how to use an ultrasound probe to guide a needle into the correct space for therapeutic joint injections.

Learning this skill beyond a basic level is a “nice-to-have” addition to your portfolio, which might help you in your career if you wish to pursue a special interest in sports medicine or joint injection.

These skills can also make you a more appealing candidate if applying for a GP or Emergency Medicine job in a department which does not currently have an MSK Ultrasound accredited practitioner.

Echocardiography Courses

Specialities:

  • Cardiology
  • Critical Care
  • Acute Medicine
  • Emergency Medicine

When to Learn:

  • Core training – foundation echo if pursuing a career in cardiology
  • Registrar – all other echo courses

While POCUS often includes an assessment of heart function, Echo courses are aimed at junior doctors looking to use echocardiography as part of their regular practice.

Handheld ultrasound devices can provide a good picture of LV/RV function and rule in/out significant pathology, but a full departmental Echo will often be required to manage Cardiology patients in the community, on the ward, and in critical care.

Your speciality of choice and current grade will determine which course is appropriate for you, with advanced modalities being more appropriate for Cardiology trainees. Echocardiography courses include:

  • Emergency courses such as FEEL and FUSIC Heart
  • Foundation courses to allow you to start logging cases in pursuit of BSE Echo accreditation
  • Transoesophageal echo (including fTOE for critical care practitioners)
  • Advanced capabilities such as 4D and stress echo

Obstetric and Gynaecology Ultrasound Courses

Specialities:

  • Obstetrics & Gynaecology
  • GP with special interest

When to Learn:

  • ST1-4 – basic obstetric and gynaecology ultrasound course
  • ST6-7 – intermediate course as required by subspeciality ATSMs

If you’re having trouble accessing appropriate training on placement, a basic ultrasound course for obstetrics and gynaecology can provide O&G trainees with the fundamental skills to allow them to complete OSATS required for progression to ST4.

The Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists recommends taking a basic obstetrics & gynaecology course while in ST2 year, though those who attend one earlier may get more chances to practice their new skills while on rotation.

General practitioners may also wish to take an O&G US course if they provide antenatal care or perform obstetric ultrasound scans in primary care.

Ultrasound Accreditation

Specialities:

  • Anaesthetics/Intensive Care | FUSIC – Intensive Care Society
  • Acute Medicine | FAMUS – Society for Acute Medicine
  • Emergency Medicine | Royal College of Emergency Medicine Core Curriculum SL06
  • General Practice | CASE Accreditation
  • Obstetrics & Gynaecology | Royal College of Obstetrics & Gynaecology Core Curriculum
  • Radiology | Royal College of Radiologists Core Curriculum

Accreditation for ultrasound depends on the speciality you are training in as a junior doctor.

For some specialities, such as GP, the only accredited courses available are substantive certifications carried out by academic institutes, whereby the course is accredited by the Consortium for Accreditation of Sonographic Education. These qualifications can be taken full or part-time, and often require months of training.

Specialities which make use of bedside ultrasound, such as acute medicine and anaesthesia, have the option of taking short POCUS courses, which are then accredited by societies following a certain number of supervised scans.

For those who are required to use ultrasound in their day-to-day job as standard – such as EM, O&G, and Radiology – ultrasound is taught as part of their core curriculum, and is therefore accredited by their training organisation.