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 2021 beginning in February.
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.
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
14.45 – 15.00 BREAK
15.00 – 16.30 Scanning Session: Practice scans for log book