Bedside Ultrasound: heart, lung and vascular access, the basics

Bedside Ultrasound:
Heart, lung and vascular access, the basics

This course isn’t just a taster. The thorough pre-course e-learning will prepare the doctor for the predominantly hands –on training in Val d’Isere. Each section is led by experienced teachers. The course is aimed at any doctors that need relevant clinical information in a timely fashion so that intervention is safe and not delayed.

  1. Basic theory and equipment
  2. Echo: recognise LV and RV dysfunction, hypovolaemia/hypervolaemia, pericardial effusion.
  3. Ultrasound of the lungs to recognise pleural effusion and pneumothorax.
  4. Ultrasound for central venous catheters and arterial lines.

Candidates on completion will be able to start gaining clinical experience having climbed the steepest part of the learning curve. They will also receive a certificate from Doctors Update/USabcd. RCoA CPD has been applied for.

To access the e-learning in advance of the course, create an account on and register with the code provided to you by Doctors Update.

USabcd creates e-learning for point-of-care ultrasound. Their vision is to make point-of-care ultrasound training more accessible worldwide. The e-learning is used by major hospitals, leading societies and medical schools in 25 countries.”