Focused Acute Medicine Ultrasound (FAMUS)
Focused Acute Medicine Ultrasound (FAMUS) is a diagnostic imaging technique that is used to quickly and accurately diagnose and monitor certain medical conditions in acutely ill patients. It is a type of point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS). It is performed at the patient’s bedside by trained medical professionals, such as emergency physicians, intensivists, or critical care physicians. FAMUS is a targeted approach to ultrasound imaging. This means that only specific areas or organs of interest are examined rather than the entire body.
This online medical course is a high-quality, engaging online introductory course on the FAMUS point of care ultrasound standard.
The FAMUS standard, specifically created for acute medicine physicians to aid the management of the acutely unwell adult patient.
Focused Medicine Ultrasound Course Details
Available to healthcare professionals around the world, the elearning course consists of two modules and a formal assessment:
- Ultrasound physics, artefacts and how to examine a patient with ultrasound.
- Introduction to the FAMUS modules:
- Chest: learn about artefacts encountered in chest ultrasound, the appearances of pneumonia and pleural effusion and how to use the Bedside Lung Ultrasound in Emergency (BLUE) protocol to assess patients with respiratory failure.
- Abdomen: learn about the seven point FAMUS abdominal scan to exclude obstructive uropathy and about free fluid in the abdomen and the best location to sample it.
- Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)/vascular access: learn about how to rule in a DVT and techniques for ultrasound guided needling.
On completion of the Formal Assessment, if you score 75% or higher, you’ll receive your FAMUS certificate.
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