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REmote supervision in UltraSonography (REsUS)

 

About us

POCUS Frimley provides training in Point of Care Ultrasound for clinicians who aim at learning how to imaging with ultrasound at the bed side, a skill considered essential in today medical practice.

The formula adopted privileges the practical and directly supervised scanning on models and patients and the active interactions between learners and faculty rather than formal lessons.

The faculties are made up by clinicians expert in POCUS coming from different specialties, Acute Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Intensive Care and General Surgery. 

We strongly believe that a course not followed by practice and supervision can be a waste of time and money, therefore we offer  post-course mentorship on request.

We are accredited to deliver Core Emergency Medicine Ultrasound, FICE (Focused Intensive Care Echo) and FAMUS (Focused Acute Medicine Ultrasound) courses.  

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Courses

The different courses aim towards well defined learning objectives, relevant to the specific challenges faced by the different professional profiles involved in patient care at the front door:

FUSIC Heart and FAMUS combination course

A course, integrating two of the most recognized POCUS curricula in the

UK, that establishes the skillset to deliver a comprehensive focused bed-

side US study in the acutely unwell patients.

​Core Emergency Medicine 

Ultrasound

A course that empowers the emergency physician with the skill of

ruling-in immediately life threatening conditions at the front door.

Finishing School

Two days dedicated to the completion of the Core EM Ultrasound curriculum and to the final sign off.

Advanced Abdominal Ultrasound

The comprehensive POCUS course for clinicians attending patients

with acute abdominal symptoms.

What they say about us

"Many thanks for your very well established course I have really enjoyed it and it was so informative and since then I have managed to do a full study for 3 of my ITU patients with significant impact in fluid management and understanding the underlying pathology."

Dr Tarek Metwally, East Kent Hospitals

 

Upcoming courses

The next courses are listed here*. Click for details or to register. You can check our events history here.

For application to the two days (FUSIC heart and FAMUS/FUSIC chest-abdomen-DVT) a refund of £90 will be issued the day after the completion of the course to comply to our multi-course discount policy (the cost for the combination of the two courses is £550).

By proceeding with the payment, you accept the refund policy specified in the FAQ. 

  • Day 1 • FUSIC heart and FAMUS combination course
    Day 1 • FUSIC heart and FAMUS combination course
    Frimley Green
    21 Sep, 08:10 – 17:45 BST
    Frimley Green, Wharf Rd, Frimley Green, Camberley GU16 6JR, Regno Unito
    FUSIC Heart Module
  • Day 2 • FUSIC heart and FAMUS combination course
    Day 2 • FUSIC heart and FAMUS combination course
    Frimley Green
    22 Sep, 08:10 – 17:45 BST
    Frimley Green, Wharf Rd, Frimley Green, Camberley GU16 6JR, Regno Unito
    FAMUS-FUSIC Lung, Abdomen & DVT
  • Day 1 • FUSIC heart and FAMUS combination course
    Day 1 • FUSIC heart and FAMUS combination course
    Frimley Green
    20 Oct, 08:10 – 17:45 BST
    Frimley Green, Wharf Rd, Frimley Green, Camberley GU16 6JR, Regno Unito
    FUSIC Heart Module
  • Day 2 • FUSIC heart and FAMUS combination course
    Day 2 • FUSIC heart and FAMUS combination course
    Frimley Green
    21 Oct, 08:10 – 17:45 BST
    Frimley Green, Wharf Rd, Frimley Green, Camberley GU16 6JR, Regno Unito
    FAMUS-FUSIC Lung, Abdomen & DVT
 
 
 

Faculty

Lorenzo Cristoni is a Consultant in Acute Medicine at Frimley Park Hospital.

He is an enthusiast FICE, CUSIC and FAMUS mentor with a 20 years’ experience in point of care ultrasound and a particular commitment in promoting POCUS as the 5th pillar of the clinical examination in all the courses where he teaches.

He is an expert in abdominal US, with a particular interest in ultrasound of the intestine, and in the integrated heart-lung-IVC sonographic approach to the acutely unwell patient.

He is the founder and the director of POCUS Frimley.

Upinder Dial is a Consultant Physician in Acute Medicine at

King’s College London Hospital NHS foundation trust, Princess Royal University Hospital.

She has a wealth of experience in point of care ultrasound applied in all domains of internal medicine, Emergency Medicine and Intensive Care. 

She is a FAMUS mentor, teaching lead for Acute Medicine in her Trust and teaches US extensively.

Sitara Khan is a Consultant cardiologist at Frimley Park Hospital, echo lead for the Trust, BSE accredited for TT and TE echo. 

Sitara is a FICE supervisor, an exceptional teacher and the ultimate cultural reference for echo in POCUS Frimley.

Carlo Arrigo is a Consultant in Emergency Medicine at the Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust, POCUS lead for the Emergency Department, POCUS HEE KSS Regional deputy lead. 

Carlo’s commitment for the spread of POCUS skills in Emergency Medicine goes along with his incredible teaching activity through the deanery.

Roberto Lauro is a Consultant in General Surgery, HPB/UGI and Emergency Surgery at Frimley Park Hospital.

He has a huge experience in ultrasound as operator and mentor, having applied and taught POCUS all over Italy over the last 25 years as permanent member of the Italian Society of Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology (SIUMB).

He applies US in Emergency and General Surgery. His main area of expertise is US in Liver and Biliary Surgery including Liver Transplantation, RFTA and MW Ablation in Liver Tumours under US guidance in percutaneous and laparoscopic approach. 

Marcus Peck is a consultant in anaesthesia and intensive care medicine at Frimley Park Hospital, co-chair of the Focused Ultrasound for Intensive Care (FUSIC) committee and author of the OUP textbook 'Focused Intensive Care Ultrasound'. He is a passionate ultrasound trainer and teaches widely. Marcus sits on several national committees, including the Intensive Care Society Council and British Society of Echocardiography (BSE)’s Acreditation and Professional Standards committees, focused on improving echo training opportunities and quality assurance. He relishes breaking down organisational barriers and dreams of the day when ultrasound is normal practice for every frontline clinician. You can find Marcus on Twitter as @ICUltrasonica 

Eshan Ashcroft is a BSE accredited Cardiac Physiologist in Echo, lead of ultrasound training for all cardiac registrars and training echocardiographers at Ashford and St Peters Hospital.

He has more than 5 years’ experience in

transthoracic echocardiography and point of care ultrasound in wide range of clinical environments.

He has a keen interest in research and in acute heart failure.

Sanjoy Ray, Clinical Fellow in Cardiology, at Frimley Park Hospital, with more than 10 years of experience in Cardiology and accredited by the British Society of Echocardiography at proficiency level in adult transthoracic echocardiography.