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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

The hands-on only course that perfectly matches the new RCEM 2021 curriculum

Ultrasound Guided Procedure course

The first and only course that will make you comfortable in performing uncomfortable tasks.

Advanced Abdominal Ultrasound

The comprehensive POCUS course for clinicians attending patients

with acute abdominal symptoms.

FUSIC Haemodynamic (HD)

The new course for a comprehensive haemodynamic assessment of the acutely unwell patient.

 

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

  • Core Emergency Medicine Ultrasound course
    Core Emergency Medicine Ultrasound course
    Lakeside International Hotel
    08 Mar, 08:00 – 18:00
    Lakeside International Hotel, Wharf Rd, Frimley Green GU16 6JR, Regno Unito
    • Establish your skills to deliver a comprehensive POCUS study on the critically ill and trauma patient • Gain competences in the four core domains of POCUS recommended by the Royal College of Emergency Medicine 2021 guidelines • 4.5 hrs of hands-on practice in small teaching groups.
  • Day 1 • FUSIC heart and FAMUS course
    Day 1 • FUSIC heart and FAMUS course
    Lakeside International Hotel
    14 Mar, 08:15 – 18:00
    Lakeside International Hotel, Wharf Rd, Frimley Green GU16 6JR, Regno Unito
    Topic: FUSIC Heart Aims: Establish your skills to deliver a focused bed-side US study in the unwell patients. Focus on the triple scan approach (Heart-Lung-IVC) to dyspnoea.
  • Day 2 • FUSIC heart and FAMUS course
    Day 2 • FUSIC heart and FAMUS course
    Lakeside International Hotel
    15 Mar, 08:15 – 18:00
    Lakeside International Hotel, Wharf Rd, Frimley Green GU16 6JR, Regno Unito
    Topic: FAMUS/FUSIC Lung, abdomen, DVT, vascular access Aims: Establish your skills to deliver a focused bed-side US study in the unwell patients. Focus on the triple scan approach (Heart-Lung-IVC) to dyspnoea.
  • FUSIC Haemodynamics (HD)
    FUSIC Haemodynamics (HD)
    Lakeside International Hotel
    08 Jun, 08:30 – 09 Jun, 17:00
    Lakeside International Hotel, Wharf Rd, Frimley Green GU16 6JR, Regno Unito
    The new course to learn how to perform a complete haemodynamic assessment of the critical ill patient using POCUS
  • Day 1 • FUSIC heart and FAMUS course
    Day 1 • FUSIC heart and FAMUS course
    Lakeside International Hotel
    12 Jul, 08:15 – 18:00
    Lakeside International Hotel, Wharf Rd, Frimley Green GU16 6JR, Regno Unito
    Topic: FUSIC Heart Aims: Establish your skills to deliver a focused bed-side US study in the unwell patients. Focus on the triple scan approach (Heart-Lung-IVC) to dyspnoea.
  • Day 2 • FUSIC heart and FAMUS course
    Day 2 • FUSIC heart and FAMUS course
    Lakeside International Hotel
    13 Jul, 08:15 – 18:00
    Lakeside International Hotel, Wharf Rd, Frimley Green GU16 6JR, Regno Unito
    Topic: FAMUS/FUSIC Lung, abdomen, DVT, vascular access Aims: Establish your skills to deliver a focused bed-side US study in the unwell patients. Focus on the triple scan approach (Heart-Lung-IVC) to dyspnoea.

Regarding payments, send an e-mail to info@pocusfrimley.com

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Faculty

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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.

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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.

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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 

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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. 

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Dr Justin Kirk-Bayley is a Consultant in Intensive Care , Lead of the ITU at the Royal Surrey County Hospital.

He is known nationally and internationally for his incredible experience in teaching POCUS applied in Intensive Care.

His contribution to the spread of POCUS competencies in the UK is invaluable.