What you will learn

Course description: 

This intense, comprehensive one-day course focuses on the use of ultrasound in critical care settings. Attendees will explore four topics relating to ultrasound as a diagnostic tool in both the emergency room and critical care units. Hands on workshops will include the use of live models as well as ultrasound phantoms for peripheral vascular and central line access.The course covers the following topics in detail:

1. Ultrasound protocol for imaging and identification of the central veins before, during and after central venous access

2. The FAST protocol with normal and abnormal findings

3. Ultrasound identification of lung and pleural space abnormalities with protocols for ultrasound guided chest tube insertion

4. Ultrasound guided peripheral vascular access for intravenous (IV) cannulation.



Course objectives: 

Upon completion of this course, the attendee should be able to:

  • Review the clinical indication and exam protocol for lung/pleural ultrasound
  • Review how to perform thoracentesis with ultrasound guidance
  • Discuss the BLUE protocol for lung assessment in acute respiratory failure
  • Describe the technical protocol for ultrasound guided peripheral vascular access
  • Explain the procedure for ultrasound guided central line placement
  • Review the protocol and technical approach for accurate performance of the ultrasound FAST exam
Course details

Course Code: 


Delivery method: 

  • Instructor-led


  • English


1 Day

Course instructor(s) : 

Philips Instructor

Course disclaimer: 

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