The FUSE Course Programme

FUSE is a 2-day focused ultrasound for situational emergencies course that covers both theoretical and practical ultrasound and echocardiography skills required for healthcare professionals working in acute, emergency and critical care medicine.

Programme 11-12th October 2024

 

Time Topic  
08.00 : 08.30 Registration  
08.30 : 08.45

Introduction to screening echocardiography

 

08.45 : 09:00

Ultrasound physics and Doppler

 

09.00 : 09:15

The machine and controls

 

09:15: 09:30

Basic Cardiac views and sonoanatomy

 
09:30 : 11:30

Practical scanning – 8 stations

Station 1: parasternal long axis view
Station 2: parasternal short axis
Station 3: apical four chamber view
Station 4: subcostal view
Station 5: parasternal long axis view
Station 6: parasternal short axis
Station 7: apical four chamber view
Station 8: subcostal view

 

11:30 : 11:50

Pericardial and pleural effusions

 

11:50 : 12:30

The left ventricle

 
12.30 : 13.15

Lunch

 
13.15 : 13:30

The right ventricle

 

13:30 : 13:45

Assessment of valves

 
13:45 : 15:45

Practical scanning, assessing pathology 

Station 1: All the views
Station 2: All the views
Station 3: RV function
Station 4: LV systolic function
Station 5: Integrated echo in CPR scenarios
Station 6: Live pathology reporting (workstation)
Station 7: Live pathology reporting (workstation/Simulator)
Station 8: Practical tips

 

15:45 : 16:10

Coffee break

 
16:10 : 16:25

Echo in ICU/critically unwell patients

 

16:25 : 16:50

Interactive case reviews and spot diagnosis

 

16:50 : 17:05

Questions and close and Introduction to Day 2

 

 

Time Topic  
08.30 : 09.00 Registration  
09.00 : 09:10

Welcome and introduction

 

09.10 : 09:35

Basic abdominal ultrasound and FAST

 

09.35 : 10:30

VeXUS

 

10:30: 10:45

Coffee break

 
10:45 : 12:45

Hands-on, 8 stations (each group will rotate through 4 stations)

Station 1: Basic abdominal
Station 2: FAST
Station 3: VeXUS
Station 4: Basic abdominal
Station 5: FAST
Station 6: VeXUS
Station 7: Pathology review
Station 8: Pathology review

 

12:45 : 13:30

Lunch

 

13:30 : 14:00

Basic vascular ultrasound

 
14.00 : 14.30

Basics of lung ultrasound

 
14.30 : 15:00

Lung ultrasound pathologies (consolidation, effusion, pneumothorax)

 

15:00 : 15:15

Coffee break

 
15:15 : 17:30

Hands-on

Station 1: Vascular access
Station 2: Lung ultrasound systematic approach
Station 3: Case-based discussions in lung ultrasound
Station 4: Vascular access
Station 5: Lung ultrasound systematic approach
Station 6: Case-based discussions in lung ultrasound
Station 7: Live pathology reporting (workstation)
Station 8 Live pathology reporting (simulator)

 

17:30 : 17:45

Achieving accreditation and next steps

 
17:45 : 18:00

Close and certificates

About the course

FUSE is a novel 2-day ultrasound course that covers the skills required for common emergencies encountered by healthcare professionals working in acute, emergency and critical care medicine. The course covers both the theoretical and practical skills required to perform and interpret: focused echocardiography, abdominal ultrasound (FAST scan), lung and vascular ultrasound. This course is FUSIC and British Society Echocardiography (BSE) accredited and is the first step to achieving these qualifications.

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
Philips

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

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