Advanced Perioperative Point-of-Care Ultrasound Course



Registration includes mandatory eLearning of approximately 12 hours; completion is required prior to attending. Access information will be sent to paid participants on September 1st. 

Maximize learning. Get more hands-on time with expert faculty. Obtain the Advanced FATE certification. Course curriculum includes a comprehensive suite of eLearning modules provided by joint educational provider USabcd. These are an integral part of the program and must be successfully completed prior to attending the weekend course. The mandatory CME modules will take an estimated 12 hours to complete. 

  1. Advanced Lung Ultrasound (4 hours)
  2. Advanced Focus Assessed Transthoracic Echocardiography (FATE) (8 hours)

Pre-Course eLearning (

  • Advanced Lung Ultrasound 
  • Advanced Focused Assessed Transthoracic Echocardiography (FATE)


  • Basic FATE Views
  • Extended FATE Views
  • Doppler Echocardiography
  • Pressure Estimation: Doppler Ultrasound for Pressure Estimation, Continuous Wave Doppler (CWD)
  • Cardiac Output Estimation: Doppler Ultrasound for Cardiac Output Estimation, Pulse Wave Doppler (PWD)
  • Left Heart
  • Cardiac Strain Imaging
  • Diastology
  • Subcostal Cardiac Imaging and Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) Assessments
  • Advanced Lung Ultrasound
  • Optic Nerve Sheath Diameter (ONSD)
  • Transcranial Doppler (TCD)
  • Venous Excess Ultrasound (VExUS) and Hemodynamics
  • Right Heart
  • Advanced FATE Clinical Scenarios and Certification


  • Basic FATE and Extended FATE Views
  • Advanced FATE Views, Doppler Knobology, and Doppler Ultrasound Principles
  • Pressure Estimation (CWD) and Cardiac Output (PWD)
  • Diastology and Advanced FATE
  • Subcostal Cardiac Views, IVC, Lung Ultrasound
  • Optic Nerve Sheath Diameter and Transcranial Doppler
  • Venous Excess Ultrasound (VExUS), Hemodynamics, RV
  • Application of Focused Cardiac Ultrasound in the “Real World” and Advanced FATE Certification

    About USabcd

    USabcdUSabcd was founded in 2010 by Erik Sloth, MD, PhD, DMSc, Professor of Point-Of-Care Ultrasound, Lars Knudsen, MD, PhD, and Thomas Fichtner Bendtsen, MD, PhD, research anesthetist - all from Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark. Their vision? Global dissemination of point-of-care ultrasound as a universal tool to improve the quality of acute, critical, and perioperative patient care. Their method? The unique USabcd learning concept that combines eLearning with focused, structured and comprehensive 1- to 2-day workshops of hands-on training for maximum learning outcomes. Courses based on this concept are now run all over the world.

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