Ultrasound in Anaesthetics - 4 day Course

This four day course is aimed at clinicians with particular interest in
resuscitation, retrieval and critical care. Two days of cardiac and lung
scanning will give you tools to assess a critically ill patient and then guide
and monitor your management.

Two days specifically dedicated to regional analgesia will greatly expand
your repertoire of peripheral nerve blocks, core and trunk blocks. With
these new tools you can alleviate the pain of several critical procedures,
transport your patient in comfort or reduce their fracture on site without
recourse to procedural sedation.

o Focused echo-cardiac ultrasound
o Lung ultrasound
o Regional upper & lower limb blocks
o Core & trunk blocks
o Needle Guidance techniques on phantoms


• Identify the parameters of safe application of ultrasound and its limitations
in medical diagnosis. 
• Identify the physical principles, artefacts and the steps for image
optimisation while performing ultrasound. 
• Practice “hands on” ultrasound scanning skills enabling you to answer
relevant clinical questions. 
• To review relational sonoanatomy.
• To provide clinical support regarding clinical techniques when using
Participants will gain the confidence and knowledge to perform regional
anaesthesia in various anatomical regions. Tuition is conducted in small


Accredited CCPU units included in the course:

  • BELS (Basic Echocardiography in Life Support)
  • Lung


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


ACRRM | Approved for 30 PDP points; 30 points PRPD; 30 pts MOPS Radiology; 30 pts MOPS Emergency Medicine

Eligible for Rural Procedural Grants Funding | 4 days under all components (Emergency Medicine, Anaesthetics, Obstetrics and Surgery)

Rural Procedural Grants Program | GPs can receive $2000 per day for a maximum of 10 days of training per financial year, GPs providing hospital based emergency services can receive up to three days of eligible training per financial year. Access: rural.procedural.grants@racgp.org.au.


RACGP | Activity Number: 141473, 40 Category 1 points. Specific Requirement Eligibility – Diagnostic radiology

Grant Approved Training 4 days under Emergency Medicine, Anaesthetics, Obstetrics and Surgery. Forward your certificate of attendance and program of the activity (including session times and content) and claim form to rural.procedural.grants@racgp.org.au.

Ultrasound in Anaesthetics - 4 Day Course

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