Point of care ultrasound is now used routinely in the assessment and management of critically ill patients. This unit of study will introduce students to ultrasound physics and knobology on ultrasound machines. Students will learn how to perform scans including e-FAST, AAA, vascular access, DVT studies, renal, hepatobiliary, basic echo and early pregnancy.
2 x compulsory face-to-face teaching days, online lectures and webinar tutorials and/or discussion forums
online quizzes (10%), short answer questions (30%), submission of ultrasound scans performed by the student with written reports (60%)
Emergency Ultrasound Made Easy (2011) edn 2 J Bowra and R McLaughlin, Elsevier Health Sciences, Critical Care Ultrasound Manual (2012) edn 1 A Mclean and S Huang, Elsevier
Students must have access to an ultrasound machine as well as live patients to complete scans. Enrolments in this unit of study are limited and departmental permission is required.