ICU / Echo Ultrasound
ICE-BLU: Bedside Echocardiography and Lung Ultrasound
ICE-BLU covers the theoretical knowledge required to undertake cardiac echo and lung ultrasound. It is suitable for intensive care and acute medicine practitioners, anaesthetists and other clinicians who care for critically ill patients. ICE-BLU is structured around the UK’s Focused Intensive Care Echocardiography (FICE) curriculum and accreditation scheme but it is relevant to anyone with an interest in bedside echo.The content is suitable both for training and continuing professional development. It can be used to prepare for hands-on courses or as a refresher to consolidate existing knowledge and understanding.
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ICU / Echo Ultrasound - An Essential Course in Echocardiography and Lung UltrasoundICU / Echo Ultrasound e-learning course includes interactive features such as echocardiography videos and self-assessment exercises, which help to reinforce learning and understanding. Successful completion of the final MCQ test generates a formal certificate. The learning materials have been written and peer-reviewed by practising cardiac anaesthetists and intensivists.
Course ContentThis e-learning package features nine e-learning sessions, as outlined below. Each session takes around 30 minutes to complete.
- Which patients benefit from basic echo?
- Physics of ultrasound and image optimisation
- Anatomy and basic views
- Left ventricular function
- Right ventricular function
- Basic lung ultrasound
- Limitations and pitfalls
- ICE-BLU summative MCQ