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Courses

OxCrit Echocardiography - OxCrit Echo

Date: TBC / Cost £150

  • Are you FICE accredited? Are you a FICE mentor?
  • Do you want to learn more about the physiology and evidence base behind critical care echocardiography?
  • Do you have your eye on transthoracic accreditation with the British Society of Echocardiography (BSE), or the European Diploma in Echocardigraphy (EDEC)?

This one-day course aims to further your skills and knowledge of critical care echocardiography within the remit of the FICE syllabus. British Society of Echocardiography (BSE) accredited faculty comprising ICU and Cardiology, including both FICE and BSE council members.

The course includes:

  • a review of the literature
  • a review of the physiology of echocardiography in critically ill patients
  • interactive sessions with live voting pads
  • live demonstration.

Sessions

  • Heart-Lung interactions
  • Cardiovascular shock
  • Echocardiography training and governance
  • How to teach FICE
  • Volume status
  • The left ventricle
  • The right ventricle
  • Pericardial effusions
  • Integrating echocardiographic findings in the patient in front of you

To register email oxfordecho@gmail.com with 'OxCrit Echo' as the subject.

Oxford Focused Intensive Care Echocardiography Course - OxFICE

Date: TBC / Cost £100

  • A one-day course on focused transthoracic echocardiography, designed for Trainees and Consultants in critical care, acute and emergency medicine and anaesthesia.
  • We limit spaces to ensure small group practice is maintained.
  • British Society of Echocardiography (BSE) accredited faculty comprising ICU and Cardiology, including both FICE and BSE council members.

The course includes:

  • interactive tutorials on basic scanning principles
  • scanning practice in small groups with experienced mentors
  • an interactive echocardiography simulator.

Sessions

Echocardiography windows, anatomy, physics and image optimisation

  • The left heart
  • The right heart
  • Volume assessment
  • Pericardial and pleural fluid
  • A problem based video scenario session

Approved by the Royal College of Anaesthetists for 5 CPD points

Approved by the Intensive Care Society for the course requirement for FICE accreditation

To register email oxfordecho@gmail.com with 'OxFICE' as the subject.