The use of ultrasound in critical care for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes has been increasing exponentially. Once the remit of radiologists and cardiologists, point-of-care ultrasound and focused echocardiography has become the remit of intensivists internationally.
Training in these techniques is essential in order to ensure that scans are performed, interpreted and thus actioned upon appropriately.
How to start your critical care echocardiography and ultrasound journey
The following accreditation programmes are available in the UK
- ICS CUSIC (Core Ultrasound Skills in Intensive Care)
- ICS FICE (Focused Intensive Care Echocardiography)
- British Society of Echocardiography Accreditation