FICE: Focused Intensive Care Echo

Aug 20 2018 08:00 - 17:30

Suttie Centre for Teaching & Learning in Healthcare, Foresterhill Rd, AB25 2ZD Aberdeen

This will be the first FICE course run in the North of Scotland. Our local faculty have extensive knowledge and experience and candidates will benefit from this. Places are limited to 16 to ensure a high quality learning environment.

Programme Includes:

  • Introduction to FICE and physics of echo / ultrasound
  • LV and RV function assessment
  • Pericardial and pleural fluid assessment
  • Echo for fluid assessment
  • Echo in cardiac arrest – integrating to improve ALS
  • Discussion and introduction to accreditation process

Our programme focuses heavily on the importance of hands-on practice and has multiple small group sessions. You will be taught the ultrasound views and how to acquire them and will then practice this under supervision with further instruction on how to optimise and assess the images.

Course fee includes lunch and coffee breaks.

About FICE

FICE accreditation is coordinated by the FICE Committee of the Intensive Care Society and more information is available from the ICS website. In order to become certified you must find a mentor, register for the programme, complete an e-learning package and attend a FICE-approved course. Thereafter you complete a logbook of 50 studies and complete a final 'triggered assessment' carried out by an approved assessor. (Note that your mentor and assessor must be based in your own institution.)

More information

This course is being organised by Dr Kevin Sim and Dr Toby Edmunds of AberdeenICU. If you have any questions or need further information then please email directly.


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