Basic Echocardiography in Life Support (BELS)
A two-day program, which is constantly revised to reflect current practice, is designed for physicians interested in ultrasound techniques useful in life threatening scenarios. 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 Basic Echo in Life Support and Lung ultrasound, the “LCI approach” (lung, cardiac and IVC). 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.
- Physical principles & knobology
- Probe manipulation techniques
- Sonographic appearances & terminology
- Basic cardiac scanning techniques (Basic Echo in Life Support)
- Lung ultrasound
ASUM | CCPU units included in the course:
- BELS (Basic Echocardiography in Life Support)
ACEM | This course accredited for 15.5 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours as complying with ACEM standards and policies for Bedside Echocardiography (including cardiac arrest), Lung, Application of haemodynamic Assessment Protocols (LIC approach).
ACRRM | Approved PDP units - 14 Educational activity and 2 Performance review points.
ANZCA | Participants in the ANZCA and FPM CPD program may claim this this course under the Knowledge and skills activity Short format learning at 2 credits per hour
CICM | Lectures – Category 2A, points per hour 1;
Demonstrations – Category 2B, points per hour 2;
Skills – Category 3B, points per hour 3
RACGP | Pending Approval