Point of Care Ultrasound Training for Practicing Health Workers | 22nd November 2021 to 11th December 2021 at Mulago National referral Hospital

The Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) at Makerere University invites applicants for the Point-of-Care Ultrasound Training for Health workers. This training is designed to provide clinical care providers proficiency in Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS). The program is recommended for healthcare practitioners whose scope of practice allows them to use POCUS to make a bedside diagnosis or to enhance their clinical and therapeutic decision-making.
It is not intended to replace the traditional/comprehensive ultrasound examinations. Point of care ultrasound aims at answering specific clinical questions that aid clinical decision-making to expedite action

Course Overview

The course is organized in modules and each module covers a reasonable amount of content to develop competencies of health workers to provide affordable, timely and reliable ultrasound services to the underserved communities.

Focus Areas

Focused Assessment with Sonography in HIV/TB (FASH)

  1. Chest effusion
  2. Ascites
  3. Splenic lesions/Micro-abscesses
  4. Abdominal lymphadenopathy

Focused Assessment with Sonography in Trauma (FAST)

  1. Chest/abdominal trauma
  2. Pneumothorax
  3. Organ rapture/tear
  4. Pericardial/pleural hemorrhage

Obs/Gyn emergencies

  1. Pregnancy dating
  2. Amniotic fluid volume
  3. Trauma in pregnancy
  4. Foetal viability
  5. Severe LAP/PV bleeding
  6. Abdominal pain
  7. Palpable abdomen/pelvic mass
  8. Hypovolaemic shock

Basic lung ultrasound examination (BLUE)

  1. Lung/pleura abnormalities.
  2. Acute respiratory and circulatory failure.

Course Eligibility

This course is most useful for all frontline health workers including medical officers, clinical officers, nurse/midwives.

Course Details

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Contact us for more details:
Email: eahairwomugisha@idi.co.ug, skasigeire@idi.co.ug, training@idi.co.ug | Mobile: +256-(0)-312-211-422, 782 898930, 787 311 882 | Toll Free Line: 0800200055