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Emergency Medicine (Advanced)

Course highlights

  • Biliary;
  • Renal calculi & hydronephrosis;
  • Lung bases — pleural effusion;
  • Peripheral nerves, plexus and plane techniques for regional anaesthesia.


Course Dates
  • Select Start Date
  • 27 May 2024 $3,660.00Closed
  • 22 Jul 2024 $3,660.00
  • 19 Aug 2024 $3,660.00
  • 16 Sep 2024 $3,660.00
  • 04 Nov 2024 $3,660.00


Right upper quadrant is so much more than gallbladder and common bile duct. It is the gateway to the thorax. Expand your RUQ protocol to screen for heart, lung, renal, and even bowel pathology.

These scans are ‘triage tools’ that enable the clinician to choose the next most appropriate formal test, assign appropriate urgency, and commence the best treatment in the interim. Ideally attendees should feel comfortable with machine optimisation and probe manipulation skills.

Day two introduces you to upper and lower limb nerve blocks, with needling practice and hints to optimise your tip visualisation.

Day three extends your regional anaesthesia techniques to include the higher order truncal and plane blocks.


The objectives of this emergency medicine ultrasound course are:

  • Identify the physical principles, artefacts and the steps for image optimisation while performing ultrasound;
  • Practice hands-on ultrasound scanning skills to answer relevant clinical questions;
  • Recognise the sonographic appearances of normal and abnormal structures in common clinical scenarios;
  • Perform Biliary Tract, nerve and plane recognition;
  • Describe the limitations of ultrasound and safe application of ultrasound in medical diagnosis and management.


The prior ultrasound experience assumed for this course is highlighted below.

None/Minimal Don’t use ultrasound
Limited Use ultrasound weekly/monthly
Moderate/Experienced Use ultrasound daily/weekly



CCPU units included in the course:

  • Renal Hydronephrosis & Calculi
  • Biliary

Approved for Educational Activities 22.75 hours.


CPD Approved Activity under RACGP 2023-25 CPD program. Approved for Educational Activities 5 hours, Reviewing Performance 16.5 hours, specific requirements diagnostic radiology, 3 days Anaesthetics, Obstetrics, Surgery and Emergency Medicine training grants. Provider Number 214288, Activity ID 414687.

Theoretical 6.25
Practical 13.5
Total 19.75

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.