This course is designed for medical officers (PGY1-5) who care for trauma patients. 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.
|Before the course||
After securing a place in the course, you are required to:
Full details on this will be sent to you once your place is confirmed.
Equipment preparation, optimising room ambience, patient positioning, views and post-examination cleaning.
|Session two||Formative hands on experience, normals and abnormals.|
|Session three||Summative assessment with checklist for scoring.|
|Session four||Pragmatic points in use of ultrasound.|
|After the course||
A proctoring program with online submission of FAST scans and verification will be required in order to maintain accreditation and for quality assurance.
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.
$600 (incl. GST), includes refreshments and lunch, online verification and proctoring of submitted FAST scans.
One-day course with three sessions. 9am-4pm, with registration at 8.30am.
|Course dates||2019 dates will be announced soon.|
|Location||Westmead Postgraduate Education Centre
Level 3, Westmead Hospital
Cnr Darcy Rd & Bridge St, Westmead.
|Course coordinator||Dr Thomas Oh, Trauma Surgeon and Clinical Superintendent in Surgery, Westmead Hospital.|