is specifically designed for medical officers involved in caring for patients with injury secondary to trauma. The course will introduce the candidate to the instrumentation and application of this modality. Additionally we will provide practical experience in performing the scans and their subsequent appraisal. A proctoring programme with online submission and verification will be required in order to maintain accreditation and for quality assurance.
Practical Session 1: start to finish equipment preparation, optimising room ambiance, patient positioning, views, post examination cleaning.
Practical Session 2: Formative Hands on experience normals and abnormals.
Practical Session 3: Summative with checklist for scoring
Practical Session 3: Pragmatic points in use of Ultrasound
Numbers strictly limited.
Certification will be awarded to successful candidates.
Sample course material
ULTRASOUND IN TRAUMA SURGERY
is important to ensure that clinicians performing FAST are adequately trained
in order to optimise patient outcomes and to ensure quality control of image acquisition and interpretation.
DATES AND LOCATIONS
Dr Jeremy Hsu is a staff specialist surgeon at Westmead Hospital. His area of specialty is both trauma/acute care surgery and breast oncoplastic surgery. He is the Director of Trauma at Westmead, and a clinical senior lecturer with the University of Sydney.
David Farlow, is Director of the Department of Nuclear Medicine, PET and Ultrasound of Wesmtead Hospital, as well as Coordinator of Advanced Training for Nuclear Medicine in Australia. He has an interest in a broad range of training and technical issues, as well as service delivery considerations.
Associate Professor Vincent Lam received his medical degree from the University of Sydney in 1998. He completed his general surgical training in Sydney in 2006. He went on for two years of post-fellowship training in hepatobiliary, pancreatic and transplant surgery at Westmead Hospital, Sydney and Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong. In 2013, he was the first graduate of the Doctorate of Clinical Surgery at the University of Sydney with the thesis titled “Extending the frontiers of surgical resection of colorectal liver metastases”. He was promoted to Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of Sydney in 2013 and is currently a consultant Hepatobiliary, Pancreatic and Transplant surgeon and Head of Acute Surgical Unit at Westmead Hospital. He also holds the position of Deputy Chair of Medical Staff Council and site-director of Surgical Skills Network at Westmead Hospital. In addition, he is also the Westmead Hospital Supervisor of Training of NSW Board in General Surgery, the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.
Department of Imaging,
Nikki Hsu, Sonographer
Trauma Surgery Department,
Simon Gruenewald, Senior Consultant
Department of Imaging, Westmead Hospital
George Bonavas, Chief Nuclear Medicine
& Ultrasound, Westmead Hospital
Mana Devadas, Sonographer
Cost: $600 ( GST inclusive )
Includes: Refreshments and lunch
Verification/Proctoring: $100/per annum
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Why should students do this course?
The course will introduce the candidate to the instrumentation and application of this modality. Additionally we will provide practical experience in performing the scans and their subsequent appraisal.
Is the fee tax deductible?
Yes if candidate is currently working in health field.
What if I need to cancel or change the date of the practical component?
Cancellations or changes within 72hours will be subject to a 50% reimbursement.
How long does it take?
One day course.
Do I have to do the quiz before attending the practical training?
Yes it is a mandatory component of the course.
How many times can I take the quiz if I fail it first-time around?
What happens if I do the course but don’t submit any further images?
A certificate for the course will be issued following course completion.
Accreditation will require Proctoring. This involves performing 20 FAST
scans in 1 calender year and submitting the scans to the online registry
Can I use this course on my CV?
Are there any ongoing benefits to this course?
Yes. There are relatively few recognised courses and proctoring programmes.
This course is designed to specifically cater for clinicians who are involved at the point of care. It is foreseeable that unaccredited operators will be discouraged from performing FAST scans particularly when it is used to direct patient management.