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Focused Echocardiography in the Critically ill

This is a one day course which comprises a 50:50 mixture of didactic lectures and small group hands-on training with a ratio of 1 instructor: 3 candidates.


The course is aimed at those with no or limited experience of transthoracic echo who are involved in the care of acutely ill patients (e.g. acute medicine, emergency medicine and critical care clinicians). 

The course is approved by the Intensive Care Society for focussed intensive care echocardiography accreditation (FICE) and the Royal College of Anaesthetists for 5 CPD points.

Course objectives

  • Achieve 4 standard TTE views: parasternal long axis, parasternal short, apical 4 chamber, subcostal

  • Image interpretation: diagnosis of potentially treatable causes of cardiac arrest/ circulatory collapse (Myocardial insufficiency, Pericardial collection, Pulmonary embolus, Hypovolaemia)

  • Understand the pitfalls and limitations of focused echocardiography

  • Understand the requirements & mechanisms for achieving FICE accreditation

Course Fee: £150 (£250 for CUSIC and FICE when booked together).  (Accommodation extra)

THIS COURSE IS CURRENTLY ON HOLD - we will update this page as soon as there is any news, please check back regularly 

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