Ultrasound in Intensive Care - 3 Day Course

Ultrasound in Intensive Care




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. Tuition is conducted in small groups and limited to 4 students to allow for adequate time to practice.




  • Physical principles & knobology
  • Probe manipulation techniques
  • Sonographic appearances & terminology
  • Needle guidance techniques
  • RUSH Techniques, including:
    • Basic Echocardiography in Life Support
    • E-FAST
    • IVC scanning
    • Lung
    • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
    • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)




  • To provide an overview of the physical principles and artifacts associatedwith B-Mode, colour & spectral doppler
  • To provide an understanding of basic system optimisation
  • To review relational anatomy
  • To provide the scanning skills required to maximise technical ability
  • To provide an understanding of protocols required in all examinations discussed




ASUM | Accredited CCPU units included in the course:

  • Physics
  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
  • Basic Echocardiography in Life Support
  • Extended Focussed Abdominal Scan for Trauma (E-FAST)
  • Lung
  • Vascular Access
  • ProximalDeep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)


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


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


RACGPActivity Number: 142569, 40 Category 1 points. Specific Requirement Eligibility – Diagnostic radiology

Grant Approved Training 3 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.




Gold Coast Office

2 Miami Key, Broadbeach Waters,

QLD 4218

    Ultrasound in Intensive Care - 3 Day Course