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Ultrasound in Intensive Care

Intensive Care

Cost: $2475 inc GST

Programs & Courses

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Program description

This 3-day program, has been developed for Intensive Care specialists, ICU registrars / trainees & other ICU practitioners interested in ultrasound techniques useful in their specialty.

This intensive program provides participants with tuition in basic physical principles, understanding of sonographic planes, terminology, measurements and probe manipulation skills, along with techniques involved in ultrasound needle guidance. There is an emphasis on the practical aspects of these topics with comprehensive "hands-on" tuition, led by expert sonographers. Low student/tutor ratios ensure comprehensive practical tuition in a personalised fashion.


Specific topics include

  • Physical principles & knobology
  • Probe manipulation techniques
  • Sonographic appearances & terminology
  • Needle guidance techniques
  • Vascular scanning techniques
  • RUSH Techniques, including:
    • Basic cardiac scanning techniques
    • eFAST Techniques
    • IVC scanning
    • Scanning for Pneumothorax
  • General abdominal techniques including:
    • Gall bladder
    • Kidneys
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Course objectives

  1. To provide an overview of the physical principles and artifacts associated with B-Mode. colour & spectral doppler
  2. To provide an understanding of basic system optimisation
  3. To review relational anatomy
  4. To provide the scanning skills required to maximise technical ability
  5. To provide an understanding of protocols required in all examinations discussed


Accredited CCPU units included in the course

Approved by ACRRM and RACGP for the Rural Procedural Grants Program

Procedural GPs can receive $2000 per day, for up to 10 days of training per financial year, and GPs providing hospital based emergency services can receive up to three days of eligible training per financial year. 


CICM Accredited - Lectures - Category 2A, points per hour 1; Demonstrations - Category 2B, points per hour 2; Skills - Category 3B, points per hour 3


ACRRM - 30 PDP core pts; 30pts PRPD; 30 pts MOPS Radiology; 30 pts MOPS Emergency Medicine


 RACGP QI&CPD Activity-Category 1-40.pdf


Course Feedback

  • "Very good course - seriously excellent instructors'
  • "Excellent course in every aspect"

Electronic logbook services with expert feedback 

To help maintain & improve your skills we offer an online ultrasound mentoring service so that our experienced staff can guide your hand by giving critical feedback on your uploaded images. The logged cases can then be saved on the AIU site to be used as a personal electronic logbook for future credentialing purposes.

Upcoming dates for this course:

Ultrasound in Intensive Care

26 Feb - 28 Feb
2018 - ICFTT09-18 $2,475.00
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26 Mar - 28 Mar
ICFTT13-18 $2,475.00
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11 Jun - 13 Jun
2018 - ICFTT24-18 $2,475.00
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20 Aug - 22 Aug
2018 - ICFTT34-18 $2,475.00
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