Ultrasound life Support Course

Course Description

Specifically designed for healthcare providers who are exploring point of care ultrasound to enhance management of the critically ill patient. Covering six major systems (D HI MAP) in detail, the course presents a systematic and comprehensive assessment with ultrasound, adopting the familiar “A-B-C-D” format used in the major trauma and medical life support curriculums. This focused and targeted evaluation aims to enable a rapid and effective decision making, and improve triage, diagnostic, therapeutic and monitoring capabilities.

Lectures are condensed and delivered in an interactive format. The Hands-on Training is the cornerstone of the program. During these sessions, trainees will be guided to perform bedside scans on volunteers. With 5 hours set aside for practical and keeping the trainer to trainee ratio at maximum of 1:5, participants will have ample opportunities to practise during the Hands-on Training sessions.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants will learn how to:

  • Perform focused assessment of the proximal deep venous system of the lower limbs (DVT), heart (Heart), inferior vena cava (IVC), peritoneal space (Morrison’s pouch), abdominal aorta (Aorta), and lung (Pleura)
  • Screen for and identify the 4 major classes of shock: hypovolemic, distributive, cardiogenic and obstructive shock.
  • Perform chest ultrasound for the diagnosis of pneumothorax, pleural effusion and interstitial syndrome.
  • Perform cardiac ultrasound for the diagnosis of pericardial effusion, systolic left ventricular failure and right heart strain.
  • Perform extended-FAST exam for the diagnosis of free intra-peritoneal, pleural and pericardial fluid
  • Perform abdominal exam for the diagnosis of abdominal aortic aneurysm.
  • Perform lower limb venous examination for the diagnosis of deep vein thrombosis.
  • Perform IVC assessment for collapsibility and distensibility.e
  • Perform airway ultrasound to locate cricothyroid membrane and cervical oesophagus
  • Perform ocular ultrasound to assess pupil reactivity and estimate intracranial pressure
  • Perform focused ultrasound during cardiac arrest
  • Evaluate for volume status, fluid responsiveness and fluid tolerance.
  • Integrate key sonographic findings to guide resuscitation of the critically ill.

Who Should Attend

Critical care physicians, emergency physicians, physicians, surgeons, anaesthetist, nurse practitioners, residents, medical officers and healthcare workers involved in the management of ill patients.

Course Details


  • 25 Apr 2024
  • 29 Apr 2024
  • 31 May 2024
  • 24 Jul 2024
  • 26 Jul 2024 
  • 29 Aug 2024
  • 13 Nov 2024

Course Fee: To be confirmed

Non-NHG Staff:
SGD $ 650 

NHG Staff:
SGD $ 600 

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Course Fees are inclusive of GST

ACGME Competency:

This course is designed to meet one or more of the following ACGME competencies:

  • Patient Care

  • Medical Knowledge

  • Practice-Based Learning & Improvement

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