Pre-course: Ultrasound beginner

Saturday 1 October 8:00-17:00
Sunday 2 October 8:00-12:00

Course Director

James Connolly (UK), Thomas Villen (Spain)


Hamid Almadi (Saudi Arabia), Zeki Atelsi (UK), Katie Burns (USA), Jerry Chiricollo (USA), Jim Connolly (UK), Peter Croft (USA), Rip Gangahar (UK), Hani Hariri (Saudi Arabia), Beatrice Hoffman (USA), Mike Lambert (USA), Dave Mc Kenzie (USA), Chris Muhr (Sweden), Najib Nasrallah (Israel), Gunnar Olaffson (Iceland/UK), Joseph Osterwalder (Switzerland), Nils Overland (Norway), Farooq Pasha (Saudi Arabia), Gregor Prossen (Slovenia), Hannelore Raemen (Belgium), Chris Rao (USA), Arthur Rosendall (The Netherlands), Jesse Schafer (USA), Titus Schoenberger (The Netherlands), Prem Sukul (The Netherlands), Philip Verdonck (Belgium), Jeremy Walwarth (USA), Darryl Wood (South Africa/UK), Jo Wood (USA)


40 physicians spread between adult and paediatric module

Course description

This is a course applicable to all from the very beginner to those with some experience. It is an opportunity to learn and develop basic skills with an internationally renowned faculty. If you would prefer to undertake the course with an emphasis on Paediatrics please indicate.

Learning objectives

  • Develop basic skills and knowledge Learn how to develop Ultrasound in your institution and personal practice Techniques of basic US approach to limbs, chest, heart, abdomen
  • Recognition of basic US pathology
  • Basic US approach to cardiac arrest, shock, respiratory failure
  • Recognition of basic images and US artefacts

Educational Objectives

  • Applicable to all levels of Emergency Practitioner, including paramedical staff
  • High ratio of supervision to ensure maximum hands on
  • Develop basic skills and knowledge
  • Learn how to develop Ultrasound in your institution and personal practice.
  • The Paediatric course is applicable to all those working in environments treating children


DAY 1    
08:00 Introduction  James Connolly (UK)
08:20 Basic Physics  
08:40 Practical - Machine familiarisation
Time to get familiar with all machines, settings and artefacts
09:20 Airway and Breathing  
10:00 Coffee break  
10:20 Circulatory 1 - FAST (Adult and Children)  
11:00 Circulatory 2 - AAA/IVC assessment  
12:20 Lunch  
13:00 Getting the cardiac Images (Joint Adult/Paeds)  
13:20 Shock Scanning and Cardiac Arrest  
14:00 Practical Scanning Cardiac Session 1  
14:45 Practical Scanning Cardiac Session 2  
15:30 Coffee break  
15:50 Practical Procedures  
16:20 Interactive Cases  
DAY 2    
 08:00 Assessment of D status Adult/Paeds  
 08:20 Interactive Scenarios  
  how to integrate Shock Scanning  
  Cardiac arrest  
10:30 Coffee break  
10:50 Wrap Up Session  
  Lessons We Have Learnt  
  Round Table Open Questions  
12:00 End of pre-course