Introduction to Internal Medicine Ultrasound Course
(AAA, Cardiac, DVT, eFAST, Gallbladder, Lung, Renal Tract)
This 2-day course has been designed specifically for Internal Medicine trainees, physicians, or General Practitioners as a rapid learning introduction to basic point-of-care ultrasound of the major organs to enhance their clinical management in Internal Medicine.
This is a condensed program to rapidly introduce participants to focused and diagnostic views of the heart, lung, great vessels (artery and vein), renal tract, and gallbladder necessary to improve diagnostic, therapeutic and monitoring capabilities seen in Internal Medicine.
Lectures are delivered in an interactive format in a workshop style. There is an emphasis on practical scanning on volunteers, and case based discussion with clinician and tutors. This will help integrate knowledge and skill in the use of ultrasound in Internal Medicine.
Who should attend?
- Internal Medicine Physician
- General Practitioner
- Emergency Medicine Physician
This Internal Medicine Ultrasound course covers the foundational skill of ultrasound scanning techniques and appreciation of normal and abnormal sono-anatomy of the heart, lung, great vessels (artery and vein), renal tract and gallbladder.
Perform a focused ultrasound assessment in order to answer common clinical questions in the ward and clinical practice:
- In the shocked patient — Cardiac:
- Is LV/RV systolic function preserved?
- Is there a pericardial effusion or signs of tamponade?
- Is there any sign of a massive pulmonary embolism?
- In the shocked patient — eFAST:
- Is there free fluid in the intra-peritoneal or pleural space?
- Is there a pneumothorax?
- Are there B-lines (which would suggest fluid overload)?
- Is there an abdominal aortic aneurysm?
- Is the AAA leaking?
- Is there a deep vein thrombosis (DVT)?
- Is there hyronephrosis or urinary retention?
- Is there cholelithiasis?
- Are there features of cholecystitis?
- This course in NOT credentialed.
- Students will receive a ‘Statement of Attendance’ from AIU Singapore upon completion of this course.
Qualification: MBBS with SMC registration — or international equivalent.
Prior learning: No previous ultrasound experience is necessary.
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.
- Hands-on practical scanning on real patient models, with a maximum ratio of 1 tutor to 5 students;
- Expert led presentations and demonstrations;
- Online videos and directed reading;
- Constructive feedback provided during scanning sessions.
8:30 am to 4:30 pm
National University of Singapore
MD6, 14 Medical Drive,
Morning tea, a light lunch and refreshments are provided.