Basic Sonography Integrated (BaSIC)

Basic Sonography Integrated (BaSIC)

An Introductory Course to Point of Care Ultrasound

Course Dates 

DATE To Be Confirmed

Course Fee


(Specialists & Family Physician): 


Doctors (non-specialists)
& all others


Course Fees are

inclusive of 7% GST

This course is designed to meet one or more of the following ACGME competencies: 


  • Patient Care 

  • Medical Knowledge 

  • Practice-Based Learning &  Improvement 

ACGME Competency

Course Description

A predominantly hands-on program specifically designed for healthcare providers who are new
to point of care ultrasound. The BASIC (BAsic Sonography Integrated Care) course covers six
of the most common diagnostic and procedural-based ultrasound applications in the general
ward and emergency setting.

In the diagnostic section, participants will learn how to evaluate for free intraperitoneal / pericardial fluid, pneumothorax (E-FAST) and abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). In the
procedural section, participants will learn how to use ultrasound to confirm placement of
nasogastric tube and urinary catheterization, calculate residual bladder volume and guide
peripheral intravenous cannulation in patients with difficult vascular access.

Lectures are delivered in a concise format. The Hands-on Training is the cornerstone of the
program. Participants will learn how to perform the diagnostic scans on volunteers and practise
ultrasound-guided interventions on mannequins. Attention will be given to maximizing the
diagnostic yield for novices. Free stations are included to allow participants to individualize
their learning experience and practice on applications of their choice. With a trainer to trainee
ratio kept at a maximum of 1:4, participants will have ample opportunities to practise during
the hands-on training.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants will learn how to use ultrasound to:

• Evaluate for free intraperitoneal-pericardial fluid
• Evaluate for pneumothorax
• Evaluate for abdominal aortic aneurysm
• Perform peripheral intravenous cannulation
• Confirm placement of urinary catheter and perform bladder volume calculation
• Confirm placement of nasogastric tube

Who Should Attend

Nurses and doctors in internal medicine, critical care medicine, emergency medicine, military
medicine, community medicine, surgery, trauma and anaesthesia; and paramedic. No prior
experience with point of care ultrasound is required.

Course Fees are

inclusive of 7% GST