2-day Focused Ultrasound in Situational Emergencies (FUSE)

Key Information

  • No prior ultrasound or echocardiography experience required.
  • Full 2- day course covering basics of ultrasound and echocardiography
  • Interactive seminars and numerous case examples on how to assess patients
  • 4 hours minimum practical scanning time each day (8 hours total) using live models and simulators
  • Interactive cases reviewing use of ultrasound and echo in real life scenarios
  • Highly experienced faculty
  • Limited spaces
  • Places allocated on first come first served basis
  • Refreshments and lunch provided throughout the day
  • Central London venue

About the course

FUSE is a 2-day focused ultrasound course that covers both the theoretical and practical ultrasound and echocardiography skills required for any healthcare professional working in acute, emergency or critical care medicine. The course is also the first step in achieving FUSIC or BSE level 1 echocardiography accreditation. The course is divided into two days. Day 1 “The Heart” covers focused screening echocardiography and Day 2 “Lungs, Abdomen and Vasculature’ will cover abdominal, lung and vascular ultrasound skills. Both days will include lectures and case studies from highly experienced faculty, as well as minimum 4 hours each day of supervised practical scanning sessions.

Course Content

Day 1

  • Introduction to echocardiography
  • Basics of ultrasound and physics
  • The machine and its controls Basic cardiac views and sonoanatomy
  • Pericardial and pleural effusions
  • The left ventricle
  • The right ventricle
  • Cardiac valves
  • Pathology reviews
  • Echo in ICU
  • Interactive reviews and spot diagnoses

Day 2

  • Introduction to abdominal, vascular and lung ultrasound
  • Basic abdominal ultrasound and FAST
  • Abdominal, and VeXUS scanning
  • Vascular ultrasound
  • Lung ultrasound
  • Lung ultrasound pathologies
  • Abdominal ultrasound pathologies
  • Live scanning
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2-day Focused Ultrasound in Situational Emergencies (FUSE)


11-12th October 2024


Prospero House (ETC Venues),
241 Borough high street, London, SE1 1GA

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Partners and Registration

This course is brought to you by the departments of Echocardiography’, Critical Care and Acute Medicine at Guy’s and St Thomas’ and Royal Brompton and Harefield trust.

This course is a non-profit making course, in keeping with our charitable status. All proceeds and revenue is reinvested into the course to improve the learning experience for delegates.

Course Directors: Dr Camelia Demetrescu, Dr Hatem Soliman Aboumarie

Co-directors: Dr Calum Byrne, Dr Laura Tregidgo and Dr Brian Campbell

This event is partnered with General Electric and Philips.


2-day hands on course, under guidance of professional cardiologists, acute medicine and critical care physicians. 

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