ICU / Echo Ultrasound

ICE-BLU covers the theoretical knowledge required to undertake cardiac echo and lung ultrasound. It is suitable for intensive care and acute medicine practitioners, anesthetists and other clinicians who care for critically ill patients. ICE-BLU is structured around the UK’s Focused Intensive Care Echocardiography (FICE) curriculum and accreditation scheme.

Course Fee: GBP 75 | Code: 211

Learning Objectives

This online course covers all theoretical aspects of cardiac echo and lung ultrasound; it supports the management of critically ill patients at the bedside. It features interactive content, with echocardiography videos and self-assessment exercises. Successful completion of the final MCQ test generates a formal certificate.


Course Information

  • Audience

    Medical students, doctors, nurses, assistants, intensive care and acute medicine practitioners, anaesthetists and other clinicians who care for critically ill patients

  • Course Duration

    12 months full access to complete the course

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    This course has 9 sessions

  • Study time

    4.5 Hours of online training. Recommend 30 minutes per session.

  • Certificate

    Upon successful completion, you are awarded a certificate issued online from respective Royal Medical Colleges

  • Developed by

    UK Department of Health’s National Audiology Programme and Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare.

Course Contents

    Which patients benefit from basic echo?
    Physics of ultrasound and image optimisation
    Anatomy and basic views
    Left ventricular function
    Right ventricular function
    Basic lung ultrasound
    Limitations and pitfalls
    ICE-BLU summative MCQ
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