SevernFICE is aimed at all trainees & consultants who want to utilise echocardiography in the care of acutely and critically ill patients

The 1 day course offers lectures and workshops with nearly 4 hours of hands-on scanning practice in groups of 3 to maximise learning and motor skills

We are accredited for 5 CPD points from the Royal College of Anaesthetists

Our expert faculty is formed of FICE mentors, supervisors and BSE qualified clinicians from the Severn region that utilise echo regularly in their professional practice

The cost is only £175 for the day and includes lunch and refreshments


The course will teach you how to:

  • Achieve the 4 standard echo (TTE) views: parasternal long axis, parasternal short axis, apical 4 chamber and subcostal
  • Interpret the images obtained
  • Diagnose potentially treatable causes of cardiac arrest & circulatory collapse, such as pericardial collection, tamponade, pulmonary embolus and hypovolaemia
  • Understand the pitfalls and limitations of focused echocardiography
  • Understand the requirements & mechanisms for achieving FICE accreditation

Lectures and workshops include:

  • Basic physics, optimal image acquisition and sonoanatomy
  • FICE examination
  • Assessment of filling, ventricular function and common pathologies
  • Hands on sessions
  • Interesting clinical cases
  • Achieving FICE accreditation as a trainee

Severn Focused Intensive Care Echocardiography Course

Provisional Programme

09:00 Registration
09:15 Lecture: Introduction to FICE course and syllabus
09:30 Lecture: Basic physics and sonoanatomy
10:00 Lecture: Assessment of LV and RV function
10:30 Hands-on session 1:  Obtaining basic echo views with ultrasound machine set-up and archiving
11:30 Coffee break
11:45 Lecture: Common pathologies in the Critically Ill
12:15 Hands-on session 2         2 x 30 minutes
13:15 Lunch break
14:00 Lecture: Interesting cases and quiz
14:30 Hands-on session 3       2 x 30 minutes
15:30 Coffee break
15:45 Lecture: FICE accreditation: All you need to know


Hands-on session 4: FICE Standardised Logbook Form session
16:45 Feedback and close


Course fee: £175

Register interest here

Please note your place on the course is not confirmed until we have received your payment

For further information contact Ros Drain


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