CACTUS (Children’s Acute Ultrasound) 15 May 2024, Glasgow

£200.00

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This is a one-day face-to-face course focused in acute and critical care point-of-care ultrasound in children. Point of care ultrasound (POCUS) is the bedside use of ultrasound to answer a specific diagnostic questions, assist with a procedure or track clinical progression.

The course is addressed at health professionals working in acute paediatrics, paediatric critical care and high dependency.

This event will be held in Glasgow, Scotland.

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Description

Introduction

This is a one-day face-to-face course focused in acute and critical care point-of-care ultrasound in children. Point of care ultrasound (POCUS) is the bedside use of ultrasound to answer a specific diagnostic questions, assist with a procedure or track clinical progression. The course is addressed at health professionals working in acute paediatrics, paediatric critical care and high dependency.

 

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CACTUS (Children’s Acute Ultrasound) is a two-part training and accreditation program modelled on CUSIC and FICE but bespoke to paediatric intensive care, emergency medicine and acute paediatrics. 

The program consists of a one-day course and subsequent competency development through practical skill acquisition, mentoring and accreditation at the POCUS trainee’s home institution or on a specific fellowship.

Click here for the ICS CACTUS accreditation

Course objectives

Lung POCUS

  • To understand basic physics and principles of ultrasound
  • Probe selection and image optimisation
  • Performance of systematic examination of lung and pleura
  • Recognition of normal thoracic structures and adjacent organs 
  • Identification of US appearances of normal aerated lung
  • Recognition of pleural fluid 
  • Use of ultrasound to exclude pneumothorax 

Cardiac POCUS

  • Performance of systematic examination of heart & vessels
  • Recognition of normal cardiac structures and adjacent organs 
  • Basic assessment on volume status and myocardial contractility
  • Assessment of pericardial effusion

Abdominal POCUS

  • Performance of systematic examination of all abdominal areas
  • Recognition of Normal Structures (liver, spleen, kidneys, bladder)
  • Recognition of intra-abdominal free fluid, full bladder, bowel peristalsis

Vascular POCUS

  • Identification of ultrasound appearances of normal vessels 
  • Knowledge of the benefits of longitudinal and of transverse scanning 
  • Understand the importance of two handed advancement, and the concept of “scanning the tip”

Location

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow
232 – 242 St Vincent Street
Glasgow
G2 5RJ

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Cost

Course fee £200

Information for delegates

  • Upon completion of the CACTUS course there would then be a one off fee to PICS (£95 for members, £190 for non-members) to proceed with accreditation. This fee covers all administration costs of the CACTUS accreditation process and producing the certificate of competency at the end of the accreditation.
  • Meetings with the mentor, and costs incurred for the face-to-face final assessment, are the responsibility of the trainee.

Faculty

Course Organisers

  • Francesc Torres-Andres, PICU Consultant, Royal Hospital for Children Glasgow & Paediatric ScotSTAR retrieval service
  • Dr Colin Begg, PICU Consultant, Royal Hospital for Children Glasgow

Course Director

  • Francesc Torres-Andres, PICU Consultant, Royal Hospital for Children Glasgow & Paediatric ScotSTAR retrieval service

 Faculty

  • Dr Dusan Raffaj, PICU Consultant, Nottingham Children’s Hospital
  • Dr Zoltan Gyorgyi, PICU Consultant, Royal Hospital for Children and Young People, Edinburgh
  • Dr Andras Husz, PICU & Paediatric Anaesthetic Consultant, Royal Hospital for Children and Young People, Edinburgh
  • Dr Elizabeth Henderson, PICU Consultant, Royal Hospital for Children Glasgow & Paediatric ScotSTAR retrieval service
  • Dr Mahmoud Montasser, NICU Consultant, Wishaw University Hospitals
  • Dr Jennifer Cochrane, ED Consultant University Hospital Monklands, West of Scotland Emergency Medicine US Lead
  • Dr Jamie Pope, ED/PEM Consultant, Queen Elizabeth University Hospital & Royal Hospital for Children, Glasgow
  • Dr George Oomen, ED/PEM Consultant, Queen Elizabeth University Hospital & Royal Hospital for Children, Glasgow

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