Introduction to Perioperative Point-of-Care Ultrasound



Registration includes mandatory eLearning of approximately 16 hours; completion is required prior to attending. Access information will be sent to paid participants by January 31st. 

Maximize learning. Get more hands-on time with expert faculty. Obtain the Basic 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 16 hours to complete. 

  1. Airway Ultrasound (2 hours)
  2. Basic Lung Ultrasound (4 hours)
  3. Ultrasound Assessment of Gastric Content (2 hours)
  4. Focused Assessment with Sonography for Trauma (FAST) (1 hour)
  5. Deep Vein Thrombosis (1 hour)
  6. Basic Focus Assessed Transthoracic Echocardiography (FATE) (6 hours)
  7. Optional: Basic Ultrasound Physics

Airway, Lung, Gastric, Focused Assessment with Sonography for Trauma (FAST) Ultrasound

Pre-Course eLearning (

  • Airway Ultrasound
  • Basic Lung Ultrasound 
  • Ultrasound Assessment of Gastric Content
  • Focused Assessment with Sonography for Trauma (FAST)
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)


  • Introduction to Gastric
  • Introduction to FAST
  • Introduction to Airway Exam
  • Introduction to Lung Exam
  • Introduction to DVT Exam


  • Gastric and FAST
  • Airway, Lung, and DVT
  • Clinical Scenario Hands-On Simulation

Focused Cardiac Ultrasound
Pre-Course eLearning ( Basic Focused Assessed Transthoracic Echocardiography (FATE)



  • Standard Cardiac Views and Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) Imaging
  • M-Mode in the Apical 4-Chamber View: Global Ventricular Function
  • Point-of-Care Ultrasound in the Era of COVID-19
  • M-Mode in the Parasternal Long Axis View: Fractional Shortening, Mitral Septal Separation, and Aortic/Left Atrial Diameter
  • Clinical Scenarios and Basic Focus Assessed Transthoracic Echocardiography (FATE) Certification


  • Fractional Shortening, Mitral Septal Separation and Aortic/Left Atrial Diameter
  • Focused Echocardiography in Emergency Life Support (FEEL)
  • FEEL Protocol Simulation/Clinical Scenario
  • Standard Cardiac with Global Ventricular Function
  • Application of Focused Cardiac Ultrasound in the “Real World” and Basic 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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