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5th Thoracic Ultrasound in the Assessment of the Acutely Unwell Patient

A practical course organised by Infomed Research & Training, on Thursday 6 and Friday 7 February 2020, at the Holiday Inn Cambridge, Lakeview, Bridge Road, Cambridge CB24 9PH

JUST 3x PLAXCES LEFT!

Target audience

  • Respiratory and Chest Physicians
  • Acute Medicine and Emergency Medicine Physicians
  • Anaesthetists and Intensivists
  • Also suitable for ACCS trainees
  • Numbers strictly limited

Day one

  • The BLUE Protocol and Reporting
  • Setting Up, Knobology and Scanning
  • Thoracic Ultrasound and Basic Echocardiography
  • Thoracic/Cardiac Scanning
  • Abdominal/Renal Ultrasound
  • LIVE Demos of The BLUE Protocol

Day two

  • Live demo on model/patient
  • Scanning for Pathologies: Abdo/Renal
  • Scanning for Pathologies: Thoracic and Cardiac
  • Review: Peripheral Vascular (inc. DVT) and Ultrasound-Guided Procedures
  • Peripheral Vascular (inc. DVT) and Ultrasound-Guided Procedures (phantoms)
  • Clinical Scenarios
Download: Full course programme

Accreditation 

FAMUS approved course. 12 Study hours – Certificates of Attendance will be given

Full course programme

Course fee

£545 inc VAT@20% for the two days

Course fee includes lunch and refreshments, and attendance CPD certificate.

Prof Dr Daniel Lichtenstein

Prof Dr Daniel Lichtenstein

Medical Intensivist and Visiting Professor, University Hospital Ambroise-Paré, Paris
Daniel Lichtenstein is a medical intensivist, visiting Professor, since 1989 at François Jardin's medical I.C.U. He defined in 1991 critical ultrasound, a whole-body approach to the critically ill, mainly focused around lung ultrasound with extensions to acute respiratory failure (the BLUE-protocol), circulatory failure (the FALLS-protocol), and interventional ultrasound (thoracocentesis, venous line insertions, ...) using simple equipment and a unique probe. One textbook (last Edition, 2010, Springer), two dozens of original articles (critical, venous and lung ultrasound). President of CEURF (international training centre with personalized training at the bedside).

Course fee

£545 inc VAT@20% for the two days

Course fee includes lunch and refreshments, and attendance CPD certificate.

Online lectures

Course fee includes web access to the latest Course data and presentations
submitted by the faculty, lunch and refreshments and attendance certificate.

Introduction to the course by Dr Pasupathy Sivasothy:

Video library available upon registration

About the course

  • The course builds on the success of Infomed’s RCP-approved RCR Level 1 Thoracic Ultrasound course, which has been running since 2010, with excellent delegate feedback, and which is here augmented to cover all FAMUS curriculum (pdf) components, as well as basic Echo (fluid status).
    • Offers a foundation in the ultrasound skills needed in the assessment of the acutely unwell patient (no ultrasound knowledge or experience required): an essential step towards FAMUS accreditation, and a first step towards RCR Level 1 Thoracic Ultrasound accreditation. Gain the basic knowledge and skills that  will allow you to start supervised practice at work: setting up the scanner and maximising image  quality, basic scanning techniques, recognising normal anatomy and pathologies.
    • A practical course, designed to maximise opportunities for: hands-on learning, developing your interpretation skills and developing a systematic approach to ultrasound assessment (the BLUE protocol).
    • If you attended Infomed’s Thoracic Ultrasound course, and are looking for a refresher, or additional competencies, then you will find that this course is for you.
    • Delegates attend hands-on ultrasound skills stations, scanning on normal models, mannequins and patients under Faculty supervision, as well as iMac workstations for additional opportunities for pathology recognition and clinical case scenarios.
    • Pre-course online lectures, review lectures on the day, and skills stations under expert supervision.

Course programme

(Download and print)

2020_02_us_in_acutely_unwell_patient_famus_course_programme

Pre-course learning materials

Lectures (videos and slides) are available 

online:

  • allowing delegates to view lectures at their leisure before the course (and revision after the course); and
  • allowing much more time for ‘hands-on’ learning and practice on the course days proper

Delegates are given password-protected access.

NB For those seeking FAMUS accreditation, the first steps are: (1) register with the FAMUS administrator; (2) identify a Supervisor to oversee your training; (3) complete the e-learning module covering basic theory, ICE-BLU online e-learning module; and (4) Enrol on a FAMUS approved course. See the FAMUS curriculum pack (pdf).

Please note that the online lectures are a requirement for the course and complement but do not replace the requirement to complete the ICE-BLU module. Most trainees will probably find the module a bit more challenging than the online lectures.

The online lectures

  • Physics of Ultrasound and Knobology (15 mins).
  • Ultrasound Anatomy (30 mins).
  • Training Pathways (10 mins).
  • Thoracic US (20 mins).
  • Abdo/Renal US (30 mins).
  • Cardiac US (20 mins).
  • DVT/Vascular Peripheral (20 mins).

The online lectures are required viewing before the course:

  • After booking, the participant will receive a link, username and password, allowing online access for up to six months after the course.
  • After viewing, the participant can obtain an Online Learning Certificate (3 hours).
  • On the course days proper, participants will have opportunities to ask questions during the Review sessions before each practical session.

The Course Faculty 2019 includes

  • Dr Martin Dachsel, Consultant in Acute Medicine, Surrey and Sussex NHS Trust
  • Dr Ramprasad Matsa, Consultant in Intensive Care and Acute Medicine, University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust
  • Dr Josip Stosic, Consultant in Critical Care and Acute Medicine, James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Dr Fiona Miller, Consultant Interventional Radiologist, King’s College Hospital, London
  • Dr Rajeev Madan, Consultant in Emergency Medicine, Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge
  • Ms Fiona Greenfield, Advanced Pleural Interventional Practitioner, Peterborough City Hospital
  • Dr Devesh Sharma, Consultant in Emergency Medicine
  • Dr Antonios Liolios, Locum Consultant in Acute Care, Peterborough City Hospital