Summary of 3rd Course on Acute Care Ultrasound

Summary of 3rd Course on Acute Care Ultrasound

3rd Course on Acute Care Ultrasound (CACU 2015) Summary Blog


It’s the end of a busy day at the 3rd Course on Acute Care Ultrasound (CACU) course as part of the 5th International Fluid Academy Day. A mixture of lectures from experts within the field of echocardiography and ultrasound and the all important practical hands on experience.

A timetable of the day’s activity, which was divided into beginners and advanced is shown below. The sheer breadth of knowledge and practical potential of ultrasound meant that there was something for everyone.

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The various lectures will be available online to view next week so keep an eye out for it.

A few of the key references as well as interesting articles from the various speakers are listed below including Free and Open Access articles released as part of #IFAD2015.

Training in Ultrasound

International expert statement on training standards for critical care ultrasonography Expert Round Table on Ultrasound in ICU. Intensive Care Med. 2011 Jul;37(7):1077-83. Epub 2011 May 26

United Kingdom’s Accreditation Programme, Syllabus and Logbook (FREE)



Lung Ultrasound

Lung ultrasound in the critically ill -

BLUE protocol –

FALLS protocol -

SESAME protocol -


ESICM European Diploma in Echocardiography -

International consensus statement on training standards for advanced critical care echocardiography -

Assessment of loading conditions with cardiac ultrasound. A comprehensive review -

Cardiac Ultrasonography in the critical care setting: a practical approach to asses cardiac function and preload for the “non-cardiologist” -

Abdominal Ultrasound

FAST scan in trauma -

RUSH protocol and discussion -

Indications for FAST -

Miscellaneous Resources and links

Bedside Ultrasound iBook by @ultrasoundpod -

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