Ultrasound Critical Care & Emergency Procedures Course

Date:                    1 March 2016; 8.00 am to 6.00 pm

Time:                    08:00-18:00

Venue:                 Khoo Teck Puat Hospital


Target Audience

Critical care physicians, emergency physicians, physicians, surgeons, anaesthetist, residents, medical officers and healthcare workers who are required to perform these procedures in their practice. Participants should already have a basic understanding and appreciation of point of care ultrasound and ultrasound physics.



Specifically designed for healthcare providers who are exploring point of care ultrasound to enhance the safety and effectiveness of their procedural skills. This course covers the spectrum of ultrasound guided procedures and interventions commonly performed in the intensive care units, high dependency units and emergency department. The morning session focuses on critical care procedures; and the afternoon is dedicated to soft tissue and musculoskeletal procedures.

Participants can register for one or both sessions. Lectures are succinct and delivered in an interactive format. The Hands-on Training is the cornerstone of the program. During these sessions, trainees will be guided to perform ultrasound guided interventional skills on phantoms and mannequins. With more than 4.5hrs set aside for the practical and keeping the trainer to trainee ratio at maximum of 1:4, participants will have ample opportunities to practise. This course will lay the foundation required of the healthcare provider in performing ultrasound guided critical care and emergency procedures.

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this course, participants will learn how to:

  • Guide transvenous pacemaker insertion
  • Perform pericardiocentesis
  • Perform central venous catheterization of the internal jugular, subclavian and femoral vein
  • Perform peripheral venous and arterial catheterization
  • Perform thoracocentesis, paracentesis and suprapubic bladder aspiration
  • Guide airway management
  • Confirm placement of nasogastric tube

Upon completion of the Nerve Block and MSK Session, participants will learn how to use ultrasound to:

  • Perform joint aspiration of the knee, hip, elbow and shoulder
  • Perform forearm, fascia iliaca and femoral nerve, sciatic nerve and ankle blocks
  • Detect and remove foreign bodies
  • Assist in confirmation of joint enlocation (shoulder)
  • Assist in assessing adequacy of fracture reduction

ACGME-I Competencies
This course is designed to meet one or more of the following ACGME competencies:

  • Patient Care
  • Medical Knowledge
  • Practice-Based Learning and Improvement 

To register for this event, please click here.

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