FAMUS USS course for the AIM and GIM Trainees: Focused Acute Medicine Ultrasound

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Sat 13 Jul 2024

Accredited By: SAM

Course Objectives

  • Understand the physics of ultrasound and which probe should be used foreach procedure.
  • Establish your skills to deliver a focused bed-side ultrasound study in theunwell patients.
  • Focus on Chest, abdominal and vascular examination.
  • Learn how to access difficult veins using ultrasound scanning.
  • Practice probe handling and positioning to obtain ultrasound images ofstructures.
  • Get your portfolio signed for the first 5-6 scans, so that you can get alongwith the rest of the logbook easily afterwards.

What's Included?

  • One full day programme with good ratio students to faculty and ultrasoundmachines to practice skills.
  • Sign off portfolio for the first 5 scans.
  • Opportunity for remote mentorship to complete sign off scans.

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Focused Acute Medicine Ultrasound (FAMUS) is the point of care ultrasound standard created for Acute Medicine physicians and clinicians working at the front door to aid the management of the acutely unwell adult patient. It is endorsed by the Society for Acute Medicine and recognised by the AIM training committee as one way of achieving the mandatory AIM FAMUS competencies. Candidates should aim to attend a FAMUS-accredited course within 3 months of starting their first supervised scan, in order to complete the theory module of their training. This course has been successfully run by the Birmingham faculty for many years.

Dr. Nihal Abosaif

Dr. Nihal Abosaif

Consultant Acute Physician at Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust, University hospital Birmingham

I have wide experience in Acute, renal and stroke medicine. I have been a consultant since 2007 and I have supervised a lot of medical trainees in different grades. I share in management and leadership, and I have excellent communication skills. I have been the clinical lead of the acute medicine department for three years when I was in Coventry until Dec 2017 then I moved to University Hospital Birmingham, heartlands Hospital and became the educational and recruitment lead from 2018 till 2023. I am accredited in level 2 USS scanning and have been running many POCUS and FAMUS courses as well as USS guided procedures course for the last 10 years.

Our courses have always gained excellent feedback and all doctors/ ACPs would love to practice USS following the course. I am a FAMUS accredited trainer/ supervisor for the acute medicine trainees in West Midlands. Our FAMUS course has been accredited by the SAM and FAMUS societies and we have run our first standalone course in heartlands hospital on 24/2/2024.

I have very good skills in research and statistics as I did my research fellowship in Harvard Medical School and Sheffield University. I have been awarded a distinction for my Masters in Renal medicine from Sheffield University in 2004.

Lastly, I am an independent accredited appraiser and can help many doctors in their appraisal especially doctors who don’t have a responsible officer. I have managed to appraise more than 150 doctors over the last three years including consultants and helped in their revalidation process.

Douglas Ogg

Douglas Ogg

Director Orca Medical Ltd, Lecturer on underlying physical principles of ultrasound

BSc Comparative Physiology (1983), MSc Information Science (1984), Medical device industry 1985present. Invited lecturer on numerous programs teaching underlying physical principles of ultrasound and optical technologies.

Technology application expertise specialising in ultrasound imaging, endoscopy, and minimally invasive therapies. Involved from the industry side in the development and adoption into clinical use of various image guided applications including Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS) – guided FNA, Endobronchial Ultrasound (EBUS) – guided FNA, Laser fetoscopy for treatment of Twin-Twin Transfusion syndrome (named author on first report of use), Interstitial image guided laser therapies, HIFU for treatment of prostate ca. Member of technical application teams at Olympus leading introduction of Narrow Band Imaging into gastroenterology, urology and surgery.

Time Topic Speaker/Presenter
09:00 - 09:30 Welcome, introductions and aims of the course Dr Nihal Abosaif
09:30 - 10:00 A review of Physical principles and Knobology of the ultrasound machine Dr Nihal Abosaif/ Dr Azam Majeed
10:00 - 10:30 Chest Theory including BLUE protocol Dr Shatha Hamid
10:30 - 11:00 Hepatobiliary USS Dr Khaled Abuelainain
11:00 - 11:30 Coffee break
11:30 - 13:00 Practical: Hands on for the chest and abdominal USS scan on volunteers Faculty support
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch break
14:00 - 14:20 DVT rule in compressibility teating Dr Bayad Saeed
14:20 - 14:40 Vascular Access and anatomy of peripheral vascular access Dr Nihal Abosaif
14:40 - 14:50 Coffee break
14:50 - 17:00 Practical: Hands on for the vascular and DVT USS scan on volunteers.Hands on patients with pathologies (depends on availability of the day). Faculty support
17:00 Feedback and certificates
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Price: £300.00

Venue: Crown Plaza Birmgingham NEC, NEC, Penigo Way, Marston Green, Birmingham, B40 1PS

Date: Saturday 13 July 2024

Note: Bookings close on Friday 12 July 2024

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