The Severn Core Ultrasound in Intensive Care (CUSIC) Course is aimed at all Trainees & Consultants who want to utilise ultrasonography in the care of acutely and critically ill patients.

Our course offers:

  • Experienced radiologists, sonographers and CUSIC qualified Faculty
  • 3 hours of hands-on practice in small groups to maximise hands-on learning
  • RCOA 5 CPD
  • Very competitively priced – only £160 for the day

 

The course will teach you how to:

  • Perform ultrasound guided vascular access, lung ultrasound, abdominal ultrasound and vascular ultrasound (DVT detection)
  • Interpret obtained images: diagnosis of potentially treatable causes of cardiac arrest & circulatory collapse (pneumothorax, pleural effusion, pulmonary oedema, DVT)
  • Understand the pitfalls and limitations of focused ultrasonography on ICU
  • Understand the requirements & mechanisms for achieving CUSIC accreditation

 

Topics include:

  • Optimal image acquisition and sonoanatomy
  • Lung and abdominal ultrasound examination
  • DVT and vascular access
  • Plenty of hands on scanning practice
  • Completing CUSIC accreditation

 

Severn Core Ultrasound in Intensive Care (CUSIC) Course

Provisional Programme

08:45 – 09:15 Registration
09:15 – 09:25 Introduction to CUSIC course and syllabus
09:25 – 10:00 Lecture: Basic physics and sonoanatomy (1A03, 1F03, 3C00)
10:00 – 10:15 Lecture: Vascular access and needling techniques (1A03, 2C01, 2D03, 2C04, 3C00)
10:15 – 10:30 Lecture: Vascular ultrasound – DVT screening
10:30 – 11:15 Hands on session 1: DVT screening and Vascular access scanning stations (2 x 20 mins)
11:15 – 11:30 Coffee break
11:30 – 12:30 Lecture: Lung ultrasound – pneumothorax, effusion, consolidation, lung bases (1A03, 2C01, 2C04, 3C00)
12:30 – 13:00 Lecture: Abdominal ultrasound
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch break
14:00 – 15:00 Hands on session 2: Chest (Normal Chest Imaging)

and Abdominal Scanning (2 x 30 mins)

15:00 – 15:30 Lecture: Lung ultrasound in the critically ill patient
15:30 – 15:45 Coffee break
15:45 – 16:45 Hands on session 3: Chest (Normal Chest Imaging)

and Abdominal Scanning (2 x 30 mins)

16:45 – 17:00 Lecture: CUSIC accreditation

 

Course fee: £160

Register interest for our courses here

Download the CUSIC accreditation pack here

Find a CUSIC mentor here

For further information contact Ros Drain admin@severnfice.com

 

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