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Course highlights

  • Focused Echocardiography in Life Support (FELS)
  • Lung ultrasound
  • Inferior Vena Cava (IVC)


Course Dates
  • Select Start Date
  • 02 Apr 2024 $2,490.00Closed
  • 07 May 2024 $2,490.00Closed
  • 26 Aug 2024 $2,490.00
  • 08 Oct 2024 $2,490.00
  • 26 Nov 2024 $2,490.00


This intensive two-day FELS course (formerly BELS) is designed for Clinicians interested in ultrasound techniques useful in life threatening scenarios and is constantly revised to reflect current practice.

This course provides participants with tuition in basic physical principles, understanding of sonographic planes, terminology, measurements and probe manipulation skills, along with techniques involved in Focused Echocardiography in Life Support (FELS), lung ultrasound and Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) or the “LCI approach” (Lung, Cardiac and IVC).

Who should attend?

  • Anaesthetist
  • Cardio-thoracic Surgeon
  • Emergency Physician
  • General Physician
  • General Practitioner
  • General Surgeon
  • Geriatrician
  • ICU Registrar
  • Junior House Officer
  • Nurse
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Palliative Medicine Physician
  • Paramedic
  • Renal Physician
  • Rural Generalist
  • Sonographer



CCPU units included in the course:

  • Focused Echocardiography in Life Support (FELS)
  • Basic Lung Ultrasound

Course 024 is approved for 15.5 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours as complying with ACEM standards and policies.


This course is approved for 16 total activity hours. PDP units: 2 Performance Review, 14 Educational Activity. MOPS points: 2. Grant eligibility: Emergency Medicine, Anaesthetics, Obstetrics, Surgery.


CPD Approved Activity under RACGP 2023-25 CPD program. Approved for Educational Activities 3.25 hours, Reviewing Performance 11.75 hours, specific requirements diagnostic radiology, 2 days Anaesthetics, Obstetrics, Surgery and Emergency Medicine training grants. Provider Number 214288, Activity ID 658241.


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.


Lectures – Category 2A, points per hour 1;
Demonstrations – Category 2B, points per hour 2;
Skills – Category 3B, points per hour 3.

Theoretical 4.25
Practical 8.75
Total 13

Australian Institute of Ultrasound
2 Miami Key
Broadbeach Waters
QLD 4218

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Morning tea, a light lunch and refreshments are provided each day.