SALT: Sonography assisted lumbar puncture training

divide

The March course has been cancelled

Contact us for future dates of this course

A half day course, aimed at Registrars and STs in Medicine, Emergency Medicine and Neurology surrounding ultrasound assisted lumbar puncture.

Venue

Oakwell Centre, Dewsbury & District Hospital

Course convenors

Dr Anupama Sharma - Consultant Anaesthetist Mr Asoka Weerasinghe - Consultant in Emergency Medicine.

Cost

£100

Aimed at

Medicine, Emergency Medicine and Neurology trainees.

Content and format

Each session will comprise of:

  • Didactic teaching for 75 minutes.
  • Scan practice for 125 minutes (six stations)
  • Formative assessment for 25 minutes.

The didactic teaching will cover:

  • Ultrasound physics
  • Ultrasound knobology
  • Ultrasound guided assisted lumbar puncture
  • Ultrasound governance.

The scan practice session will comprise of:

  • Faculty: trainee ratio 1:2
  • Hands on practice on ultrasound compatible phantoms (training blocks/ultrasound compatible lumbar puncture phantom/live models and torsos).

Assessment

Formative assessment on ultrasound training blocks.

Objectives

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

  • Basic ultrasound physics
  • Basic ultrasound knobology
  • How to optimise ultrasound images
  • Basic procedural ultrasound
  • How to perform an ultrasound assisted lumbar puncture
  • Governance related to ultrasound guided procedures.

Evaluation

Formative assessment for the trainee

Twitter Twitter

Mailing List Mailing List

Join our mailing list for latest news, events and courses

or email [email protected]