Critical Care & Emergency Procedures

​Course Description

Specifically designed for healthcare providers who are exploring point of care ultrasound to enhance the safety and effectiveness of their procedural skills. This course covers the spectrum of ultrasound guided procedures and interventions commonly performed in the intensive care units, high dependency units and emergency department. The morning session focuses on critical care procedures; and the afternoon is dedicated to soft tissue and musculoskeletal procedures.

Lectures are succinct 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 ultrasound guided interventional skills on phantoms and mannequins. With more than 4hrs set aside for the practical and keeping the trainer to trainee ratio at maximum of 1:4, participants will have ample opportunities to practise. This course will lay the foundation required of the healthcare provider in performing ultrasound guided critical care and emergency procedures.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the Acute and Critical Care Session, participants will learn how to use ultrasound to:

  • Perform cricothyrodotomy, endotracheal intubation, predict difficulty of laryngoscopy
  • Perform pericardiocentesis, guide insertion of transvenous pacemaker
  • Perform central venous catheterization of the internal jugular, subclavian & femoral vein
  • Perform peripheral venous & arterial catheterization
  • Perform thoracocentesis, paracentesis and suprapubic bladder aspiration
  • Perform lumbar puncture
  • Evaluate prandial status, confirm placement of nasogastric tube

Upon completion of the Soft Tissue & Nerve Block Session, participants will learn how to use ultrasound to:

  • Perform lower limb nerve block (fascia iliaca-femoral nerve)
  • Perform truncal nerve block (erector spinae plane block / intercostal block)
  • Perform joint aspiration of the knee, hip, elbow and shoulder
  • Detect and remove foreign bodies
  • Assist in confirmation of joint enlocation (shoulder) & assessing adequacy of fracture reduction

Who Should Attend

Critical care physicians, emergency physicians, physicians, surgeons, anaesthetist, residents, medical officers and healthcare workers who are required to perform these procedures in their practice.

Participants should already have a basic understanding and appreciation of point of care ultrasound and ultrasound physics.

Course Details


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Course Fee: To be confirmed

Non-NHG Staff:
SGD $ 700

NHG Staff:
SGD $ ​​500

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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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