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Ultrasound in trauma surgery workshop

Training in focused assessment with sonography in trauma
Under the guidance of clinical experts, this course will introduce you to the instrumentation and application of ultrasound, and provide you with practical experience in performing and interpreting ultrasound scans.

Course overview

This course is designed for medical officers (PGY1-5) who care for trauma patients. Clinicians who perform Focused Assessment with Sonography in Trauma (FAST) need to be adequately trained. To optimise patient outcomes, quality control of image acquisition and interpretation is essential. 

Course structure
Before the course

To secure a place in this course, register here first.

After securing a place in the course, you are required to:

  • register at the CUT Surgery website
  • complete the prereading
  • complete a short online quiz
  • upload a scan. 

Full details on this will be sent to you once your place is confirmed.

Session one
Equipment preparation, optimising room ambience, patient positioning, views and post-examination cleaning.
Session two Formative hands on experience, normals and abnormals.
Session three Summative assessment with checklist for scoring.
Session four Pragmatic points in use of ultrasound.
After the course

A proctoring program with online submission of FAST scans and verification will be required in order to maintain accreditation and for quality assurance.

On successful completion of all components of the course, accreditation will be available from the Westmead Division of Surgery and the Department of Trauma Surgery and Medical Imaging.

Key information

Course fees

$600 (incl. GST), includes refreshments and lunch, online verification and proctoring of submitted FAST scans.

Course structure
One-day course with three sessions. 9am-4pm, with registration at 8.30am.
Course date TBC
Location Westmead Postgraduate Education Centre
Level 3, Westmead Hospital
Cnr Darcy Rd & Bridge St, Westmead.
Course coordinator Dr Thomas Oh, Trauma Surgeon and Clinical Superintendent in Surgery, Westmead Hospital.

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