The ECCU Paramedical course is a one day emergency ultrasound course aimed at EMS personnel who wish to expand their practice by utilizing point of care ultrasound(pocus). The course teaches paramedics the basic concepts of emergency ultrasound including physics and instrumentation. Additionally, emergency scanning for abdominal free fluid (FAST exam) and vascular access techniques are taught. Courses are run by emergency specialists with experience in pocus.
Using a combination of pre-reading, interactive lectures and hands-on workstations, the above concepts will be taught and give EMS personnel from both the emergency department and prehospital setting, the confidence to start practising pocus.
Many clinicians are recognizing the benefits of focused ultrasound performed at the bedside for acutely ill or injured patients.
Basic Ultrasound Physics
How to use an Ultrasound Machine
Cardiac Scanning (subxiphoid views)
Ultrasound-guided Vascular Access
Training and Certification