Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Coláiste Ríoga na Máinleá in Éirinn

Ultrasound bedside POCUS


Participants on this course will be able to get hands-on experience in how to detect important ultrasound findings in emergency situations and learn to avoid common interpretation pitfalls.

Upcoming course dates

  • Wednesday, 11 April  2018 (9.30am - 5pm) 
  • Thursday, 3 May 2018 (9.30am - 5pm)
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Learning objectives

  • Understand ultrasound instrumentation and indications for point of care ultrasound (POCUS)
  • Practice FAST ultrasound and understand its indications and applications
  • Practice AAA and IVC assessment
  • Understand the role of echocardiography in life support
  • Ability to use ultrasound for peripheral and central venous access
  • Understand the role of ultrasound in assessing chest pathology
Who is this course suitable for? SHOs and registrars involved in emergency medicine, surgery, trauma and orthopaedics, critical care medicine, acute medicine
Fee Free for eligible NCHDs on the CPDSS programme or €300 for others.
Faculty Dr Darragh Shields
CPD points 7.5
Location RCSI, 5th floor, No. 26 York Street, Dublin 2, Ireland.
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Student testimonials

  • I gained practical skills I will use in clinical situations"