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Course highlights

  • Discuss real cases.
  • Examine pathology.
  • Understand the differential diagnoses.
  • Integrate BELS protocol into the patient management plan.
  • Advanced skills live scanning.
  • Complete a clinical practical assessment and case presentation.

SGD $1,180.00

Course Dates & Fees
  • Select Start Date
  • 11 Jun 2024 SGD $1,180.00
  • 20 Aug 2024 SGD $1,180.00

Description

Prior to attending BELS Advanced, you should have developed image acquisition and interpretation skills from the Basic programme. It is now time to consolidate all that you have learned.

We will extend your experience with clinical integration. Is there tamponade, right heart failure, left heart failure, massive pulmonary embolism or hypovolemia and how can you best manage it?

This course will be under expert guidance of our Clinician and Sonographer tutors with focus on how to cross reference heart with IVC scanning through case-based discussion, strengthening your interpretation in recognising life-threatening pathology applying critical thinking and risk stratification.

A clinical simulation live-scanning assessment will be performed to assess your practical, interpretative, and integrative skills.

 

Want to be recognised as a safe and competent point of care ultrasound user?

This course is the first step toward attaining a credential in point of care ultrasound (Certificate of Competence).
Learn more about our credentialing pathway.

Who should attend?

  • Emergency Medicine Physician
  • Family Physician
  • General Practitioner
  • Intensivist
  • Paediatrician
  • Cardiologist
  • Anaesthetist
  • Internist
  • Orthopaedic Surgeon
  • Pain Management Specialist
  • Radiologist
  • Renal Physician
  • Sports Medicine Physician
  • Surgeon
  • Respiratory Physician

Objectives

To acquire and interpret a complete set of diagnostic quality views to answer the clinical question:

  • How should I manage this particular pericardial effusion?
  • How should I manage this particular pericardial effusion?
  • How should I manage this particular chamber disproportion?
  • How should I optimise this RV/LV function?
  • How should I manage this pulmonary embolism?
  • How should I manage this hyperdynamic status?
  • Is the heart responding appropriately to the pathological challenge?
  • Risk stratify the individual patient using the ultrasound findings.
Expected Learning Outcomes:

At the end of this course the attendees should be able to:

  • Answer BELS protocol clinical questions by acquiring and evaluating ultrasound images of the heart and IVC.
  • Identify the parameters of safe application of ultrasound and its limitations in medical diagnosis.
  • Identify the physical principles, artefacts and the steps for image optimisation while performing BELS protocol.
  • Practice “hands on” ultrasound scanning skills required to maximise diagnostic ability in answering relevant clinical questions.
  • Recognise the sonographic appearances of normal and abnormal cardiac structures required to answer clinical questions.
  • Perform BELS protocol.
  • Recognise variants, false-positives, and pathologies.
  • Document the ultrasound findings.
  • Interpret and integrate Point of Care Ultrasound (PoCUS) into shocked patient management pathway.
  • Practice safe PoCUS.

Logbook Requirements

BELS (Basic) Course5 cases (included in course fee)
BELS (Advanced) Course20 cases (to be purchased separately)
Total25 cases

 

  • Basic Course — upon completion of the BELS Basic course, students may submit up to 5 cases for Tutor review, at no additional cost.
  • Advanced Course — those who wish to achieve the ultrasound credential will need to purchase the additional 20 cases (reviews) in addition to the course fee.
  • No cases are required to be submitted prior to enrolling in the BELS Advanced course.
  • There is no obligation for students to submit cases if they do not wish to be credentialed.

Prerequisites

Prior learning: Completion of BELS (Basic) course.

Equipment: Regular access to an ultrasound machine and patients.

 

Prior to commencing course:

Pre-course material will be provided four weeks before the course start date. This will include videos and a short quiz. It is mandatory to review this material prior to attending as it is the foundation material for the course.

Learning Strategies

  • Hands-on practical scanning on real patient models and simulators, with a maximum ratio of 1 tutor to 4 students.
  • Expert led presentations and demonstrations;
  • Online videos and directed reading.
  • Clinical case based discussion and mini-simulation.
  • Summative rubric assessment.
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TIME

8:15 am to 4:00 pm

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VENUE

National University of Singapore
MD6, 14 Medical Drive,
Singapore 117599

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CATERING

Morning tea, a light lunch and refreshments are provided.