The South Australian
Critical Care Ultrasound Course

Previous (Draft) Program

Course Detail

This two-day course is an introduction to the use of ultrasound in the critical care environment.

A mixture of clinically integrated tutorials and extensive practical sessions will provide participants with the relevant knowledge and technical skills to commence using ultrasound in their everyday practice.

This course provides the perfect platform to start training in the use of ultrasound, now a requirement of training with the College of Intensive Care Medicine.

The course is run twice per year, usually around March/September, with the next course being: 3rd & 4th September 2020 - COVID contingencies allowing. Registration is now closed, as the course if full.

Course numbers are limited to 16 registrants to maintain the close interactive format and maximise "hands-on" time. The cost is AUD$1100 for the two days.

All faculty are Intensive Care or Emergency Medicine Specialists with qualifications and significant post-graduate experience in critical care ultrasound. Their close supervision (1:2 ratios) will maximise skill development and workplace application. Human models and simulators will provide a balance of normal and pathological images.

Participants will learn about:

  • The role and limitations of critical care ultrasound
  • Basic ultrasound physics
  • Cardiac anatomy
  • Two-dimensional assessment of both left and right ventricular systolic function
  • Assessment of the pericardium
  • Introduction to lung and abdominal ultrasound
  • Basic colour flow doppler and two-dimensional assessment of valvular function
  • Image interpretation and reporting
  • Basic procedural ultrasound

The College of Intensive Care Medicine has accredited this course for training.

For further information and details on the next course please contact Michael Farquharson

  SA Intensive Care Association