JUST: Junior doctor ultrasound training


The March course has been cancelled.

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These half day sessions are aimed at Foundation and Core Trainees. The aim is to teach basic and procedural ultrasound including how to obtain ultrasound guided peripheral IV access and ABG sampling. This includes formative assessment and hands-on practice on both simulation equipment and live models.


Oakwell Centre, Dewsbury & District Hospital

Course directors

Mr Asoka Weerasinghe - Consultant in Emergency Medicine. Dr Patrick Tung - Consultant in Emergency Medicine Mr Chikezie Okereke - Consultant in Emergency Medicine



Aimed at

Doctors, nurses, ANPs who perform peripheral IV access and ABG sampling on a regular basis

Content and format

Each session will comprise of:

  • Didactic teaching for 70 minutes.
  • Scan practice for 175 minutes

The didactic teaching will cover:

  • Ultrasound physics
  • Ultrasound knobology
  • Optimisation of ultrasound images
  • Ultrasound guided peripheral intravenous access and arterial blood gas sampling
  • Ultrasound governance.

The scan practice session will comprise of:

  • Faculty: delegate ratio 1:2
  • US machine: delegate ratio 1:2
  • Hands on practice on ultrasound compatible phantoms (training blocks/ultrasound compatible upper limbs and torsos).


Short term

At the end of the session the trainee will have a thorough understanding on:

  • Basic ultrasound physics
  • Basic ultrasound knobology
  • How to stabilise an ultrasound transducer
  • How to optimise an ultrasound image
  • How to obtain an ultrasound guided peripheral intravenous access and blood gas sample
  • Ultrasound governance

Long term

Progressive independence The trainee will acquire a solid foundation on basic and procedural ultrasound which will help them to acquire more complex diagnostic and procedural ultrasound skills in the future in their chosen field (Progressive Independence). E.g. Emergency Medicine/ Acute Medicine/ Anaesthetics and ITU/ GP/ Radiology etc.

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