Focused Acute Medicine Ultrasound elearning Course


  • Introduction to the Focused Acute Medicine Ultrasound (FAMUS) standard.
  • Certificate of completion recognised by leading UK bodies.
  • Developed in partnership with UK’s top specialists.


The Focused Acute Medicine Ultrasound (FAMUS) elearning 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, is endorsed by the UK’s Society for Acute Medicine and recognised by the Acute Internal Medicine (AIM) training committee as a specialist skill.

Written by the UK’s Top Clinical Specialists

  This online training has been developed in the UK by the Society for Acute Medicine and Health Education England elearning for healthcare. This course meets the highest training standards and offers a world-class elearning experience.

Made to Fit Your Busy Life

  The engaging, interactive content, that’s delivered online, means you can study at home, in work or even on the move. Plus, the bitesize modules track your progress, so it’s possible to dip in and out of sessions, and allow you to access them in any order, as frequently as you need. Making this the perfect course to enhance your knowledge and skills even when you have a busy life. 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.