Introduction to Lung Ultrasound Course

Upcoming Lung Ultrasound courses

Due to current circumstances we are changing the format of our courses.

We are planning to run smaller courses each month  throughout 2022.

To add your name to the waiting list please use the “Enquire about the next course” form below.

Alternatively keep checking this webpage for updates.


Course venue:

Education Centre (HPEC), Blackpool Victoria Hospital, Whinney Heys Road, Blackpool, FY3 8NR

Focused Ultrasound Intensive Care (FUSIC)

Our “Introduction to Lung Ultrasound” course follows the FUSIC programme from the UK Intensive Care Society. For more information about the FUSIC programme including the Lung Ultrasound accreditation pack and “Find a mentor” please visit the FUSIC website here.

Regular course faculty

Simon Hayward – Specialist Physiotherapist, FUSIC supervisor @sonophysio

Dr Jason Cupitt – Consultant in Critical Care medicine, FUSIC mentor @jasonmcupitt

Lisa Hayward – Specialist Physiotherapist, FUSIC mentor @lisajanehayward

Nicky Williams –Critical Care Rehabilitation co-ordinator, FUSIC mentor @NickyWilliamsPT

Chloe Tait – Cardiothoracic Physiotherapists, FUSIC mentor. @chloeann_tait

Leanne McCarthy – Cardiothroracic Physiotherapy Team Lead. @leannemmccarthy

Remaining faculty by guest invitation.

Typical Lung Ultrasound course programme

08.30 – 09.00       Registration

09.00 – 09.10       Welcome and introduction

09.10 – 10.30     Principles and Terminology of Lung Ultrasound

Equipment: Machines, transducers & infection control

Physics, Artefacts, orientation & probe placement

10.30 – 10.50      BREAK

10.50 – 12.30      Scanning Session: Normal lung

12.30 – 13.15     LUNCH

13.15 – 14.45      Pathologies:

Effusions, Consolidation, Atelectasis, Interstitial Syndrome & Pneumothorax

Case studies

14.45 – 15.00      BREAK

15.00 – 16.30     Scanning Session: Practice scans for log book

16.30                   Close

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