Ultrasound At The Front Door are running a POCUS course on 4th March 2020Shortness of Breath – The Undifferentiated Patient.

City Hospital Birmingham Postgraduate Centre.

Course Director- Dr S Clare (Consultant Acute Medicine)

6 RCP external CPD points accredited.

Course Programme

08:00-08:30​​ – Registration and Coffee

08:30-08:45​​ – Welcome and Introduction​​​​, benefits of USS at the front door, what is FICE? Level 1 thoracic. Process of accreditation – Dr Clare.

08:45-09:10 – ​​Knobology and Basics of USS​​​​ – Dr Clare

09:10-09:35​​ – Chest – Theory including BLUE Protocol​​​, Normal and Pathology – Dr Duncan.

09:35-09:50 – Vascular Access & Leg Scans – DVT – Dr Duncan.

09:50-10:00​​ – Break

10:00-12:00​​ – Chest and Leg Scanning Practical – Normal, ​​​pathology & needling chest. 

12:00-12:40​​ – LUNCH

12:40-13:15 – ​​ECHO- Standard Views, Normal (LV size and function, RV and Valves, volume and pericardium) ​​​​​- Dr Clare.

13:1514:15​​ – Scanning (achieve standard views)​.

14:15-14:45​​ – Echo pathology ​​​​​Dr Clare

14:45-16:00​​ – Scanning – normal and pathology including peri-arrest stations with videos​​.

16:00-16:30​​ – Governance​​​​​​ & quality assurance –  Dr Clare.



Dr Sarb Clare – Clinical Lead Acute Medicine BSE TTE Accred, Thoracic Level 2 RCR, FICE, CUSIC and FAMUS Accreditation and Mentor, Deputy Medical Director SWBH NHS Trust

Dr Chris Duncan – FICE Mentor, CUSIC/FAMUS Supervisor, Thoracic Level 1 accredited, RCEM Core Accredited.

Dr Asif Naveed – Consultant Emergency Care, RCEM accredited, EMUSS Committee member.

Dr Sharjeel Kiani – West Midlands Acute Medicine Registrar.

Dr Matthew Maw– Acute Physician – BSE Accredited.

Dr Andrea Adjetey – Consultant Acute Medicine – FICE and Level 1 Thoracic Accredited.

Dr HarjKainth– SpR Acute Medicine – FAMUS Accredited trainee.

Dr Matthew Round – FICE accredited Anaesthesia trainee.

Naveed Saeed – Principal Cardiac Physiologist

Cost £250

Note limited spaces of only 25

Dedicated large amounts of scanning time.