Course for Ultrasound in Trauma Surgery

Registrations have now closed for Saturday 14th October, 2017. 2018 course dates will be made available soon.

Where: Level 3, Westmead Postgraduate Education Centre, Westmead Hospital, Corner Darcy Rd and Hawkesbury Rd Westmead

Cost: $600 (GST inclusive)

Who should attend? This course is designed for medical officers (PGY1-5) who care for trauma patients.
Registration: please email registration enquiries to

Westmead Hospital: Trauma Department, Division of Surgery, Imaging
University of Sydney: Discipline of Surgery

Clinicians who perform Focused Assessment with Sonography in Trauma (FAST) need to be adequately trained. To optimise patient outcomes, quality control of image acquisition and interpretation is essential. Under the guidance of clinical experts, the course for ultrasound in trauma surgery will introduce you to the instrumentation and application of ultrasound, and provide you with practical experience in performing and interpreting ultrasound scans

The course requires you to complete prereading, attend the daylong practical workshop (as outlined below), and then submit a series of FAST scans for assessment. On successful completion of all components of the course, accreditation will be available from the Westmead Division of Surgery and the Department of Trauma Surgery and Medical Imaging.


Practical session 1: equipment preparation, optimising room ambience, patient positioning, views, post examination cleaning.
Practical session 2: hands on experience (do one, teach one)
Practical session 3: summative assessment with checklist for scoring.

Course Coordinator: Dr Michael Devadas, Trauma Surgeon Westmead Hospital
Course Teachers: TBC


2018 course dates will be made available soon.

Special instructions: After securing your place in this course, you will be required to register at the CUT Surgery website, complete a short online quiz and upload a scan. Full details on this will be sent to you once your place is confirmed.

Includes: refreshments and lunch, online verification and proctoring of submitted FAST scans.

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