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  • Have you ever struggled getting images in that time critical moment? 
  • Are you frustrated or uncomfortable making a diagnosis from what you see?  
  • Do work pressures mean you haven’t had the time to develop a systematic scanning or procedural technique?  
  • Would having an expert on your shoulder provide reassurance that you’re on the right track? 

Then you’ve come to the right place. 
 
Our range of practical ultrasound courses designed for emergency and critical care physicians will make all the difference. 
Led by Australia’s best ultrasound educators, we’ll help you make clinical decisions faster with point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS).  
 
Discover new and clever ways to get the most out of ultrasound; develop a structured step-by-step approach to imaging; increase diagnostic confidence and decrease procedural complications. 

Find a course, set a date and register now!

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Zedu courses are recognised by:

Australasian College for Emergency Medicine

Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine

Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists

Australasian Society for Ultrasound in Medicine

College of Intensive Care Medicine of Australia and New Zealand

Point-of-Care Ultrasound Certification Academy

Royal Australian College of General Practitioners

Royal Australasian College of Physicians

Royal Australasian College of Surgeons

Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand

The following ultrasound system manufacturers proudly support our courses

Butterfly Network

Clarius Ultrasound

GE Healthcare

Philips Ultrasound

Fujifilm SonoSite

Why is learning ultrasound so important for medical professionals?

It is our strong belief – regardless of curriculum requirements – that every emergency or critical care physician must understand ultrasound. Regardless of its utility in your context, knowing what ultrasound can do, and how it can be applied is like a good shot of espresso coffee – once you get a taste you’ll want more. And more…

And once you get started it’s a no brainer that ultrasound skills will help you be a better health practitioner. In fact, ultrasound is recognised around the world as one of the most important skills you can develop to improve outcomes, save time and money (for you and your patient).

Unfortunately, most emergency or critical care physicians have been exposed to very little training. And where they have it has been in a very unorganised and scattered approach. More often than not training has been provided by energetic enthusiasts in the workplace who can demonstrate the potential for ultrasound, but – while passionate – haven’t invested in their ability to teach the art and science behind it. Plus the compromises that we all know come from training at work means a less than ideal learning environment. This results in little take away skills, no pathway to develop skills and ultimately disappointment.

But you can do something about this. In order for you to avoid the stressful ups and downs of learning ultrasound, having a strong foundation on which to build your skills and a clear plan in place to support your development is fundamental. That’s where we can help.

Skills development

Every ultrasound user must establish the skills fundamental to acquiring an image – from turning a system on and optimising the system setup, to patient positioning and ergonomics. We’ll give you the foundations for independent practice.

Scanning Skills

To get the most out of your efforts and before picking up a probe it’s important to identify your objective – do you have a purpose for scanning? Scanning for scanning’s sake isn’t optimal. When learning you need to engage in deliberate practice to develop your ultrasound skills. When applied clinically, you need to have the ability to define your needs, identify limitations and make decisions. We’ll help you focus on where you’re going and what you want to achieve.

Learning Pathway

Attending a course is one thing – making the time to develop your ultrasound skills and abilities is another. Learning ultrasound is a lifelong commitment – trust us, we know. Commit to invest your time before you start. Take time to remove practice barriers. Focus your time. Track your progress. Spend time developing skills out of the clinic. We’ll work with you to identify a pathway for skills development in your context.

Support

When you get back to the workplace, what’s next? Early enthusiasm to use ultrasound can soon fade to frustration when you return to the workplace, where the reality of clinical demands and often lack of ultrasound users can undermine your confidence. We can help by providing ongoing support, training and credentialing – as well as ongoing information through our free coaching corner and social media posts. We’re there for you.

How do our emergency medicine/critical care ultrasound courses work?

Zedu’s accredited ultrasound training courses follow a proven step-by-step program to guide emergency and critical care physicians through the myriad of learning strategies and ultrasound applications to find what‘s most effective to build a skillset that works in your clinical context.

Each course follows a systematised approach to help you understand principles, develop skills and implement strategies that have worked for thousands of physicians in Australia, New Zealand and around the world.

It starts with registration, where you’re provided access to a range of online resources and activities to prepare you before you arrive. Don’t worry – this is not onerous, with videos and resources focused on the topics of that course.

Once you get here you’ll be working with a team of qualified sonographer educators trained in the specifics of emergency and critical care applications, you get the opportunity to work hand-in-hand with experts. Whatever your level of experience we adapt to your needs, accelerating your personal learning curve. The ultimate goal is to give you the skills, abilities and knowledge to successfully and independently use ultrasound – regardless of the location or technology.

From lung and heart, AAA and eFAST, gallbladder and first trimester – we have you covered.

But once the course is over it doesn’t stop there.

As big supporters of FOAMED (Free Online Access Medical Education) you can register and participate in free monthly coaching corner provides you with the opportunity to ask questions, hear from ultrasound experts from around the world and keep your skills up to date. Check in with our blog and socials to keep up to date with the latest in ultrasound news.

And if you want more, explore our full range of courses and one-on-one coaching options to help you achieve your goals

Our programs are built on Zedu’s seven key values that have been developed to support you:

RELEVANCE

Focusing on clinical practice to deliver immediate benefit to clinicians and patients

FUN

Learning should always be fun, engaging and entertaining

QUALITY

Providing real patients, small groups and skilled educators for best practice education

IMPACT

Create a ripple effect – making a difference for clinicians so they can make a difference for their patients

INNOVATION

Creative teaching methods to inspire better results

COLLABORATION

Making friends and breaking silos is what we’re about; the future of medicine lies in collaboration

SAFE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT

No question’s too big, too small, or too silly – no judgements here

Who are Zedu Ultrasound courses for?

Our courses are not for everyone. Our programs are for emergency and critical care physicians who…

Have seen ultrasound in practice and want to know more

Wonder how ultrasound could be useful in their clinical context

Are keen to learn how to use state of the art technology

Are regularly called to diagnose or perform procedures where ultrasound could speed the process

Are open to doing things differently to achieve better results

Believe that ultrasound can promote better patient outcomes

It doesn‘t matter whether you’ve been scanning for years or have never picked a probe up before, if it’s a yes to any of the above criteria and you’re ready to take your diagnostic and procedural skills to the next level, then you’re welcome to join us.

FAQs

We encourage you to refresh your training with us by taking up the opportunity to return within 12 months and do a complimentary redo of the course you have attended at no additional cost (subject to availability).
Yes – that’s right – two courses for the price of one. Come back within 12 months for free.

From one to twelve, and everything in between. As a rule we exceed the minimum requirements, ensuring that there is an industry leading ratio of 1 sonographer educator or physician to every 4 course participants. This is important as it ensures that you get more hands-on time all the time.

The better question to ask is what machines don’t you have! Most of the major players in the ultrasound world support us with their latest systems, making sure you get access to the best and newest technology available. We have so many systems here – from high end carts to handhelds – that in most cases there is a one-to-one ratio.

Zedu courses are designed for your specialty. With quality education always at our front of mind, you’ll be learning with a group of your peers from start to finish. This ensures you are getting a no compromise sequential and structured education experience, all the while having the security and safety of learning with your peers. Your learning experience is not compromised by people joining at different stages and at different levels – you’ll be on board with the same team from beginning to end.

Would you only go to part of a movie? Our courses are designed to be attended as a whole, structured in a sequential way to make sure you develop and extend your ultrasound repertoire. Besides – if gaining your credentials is an important part of your motivation to come along, the bodies that accredit our courses wouldn’t look too kindly on you skipping class.

Absolutely not. Our courses are designed for emergency and critical care physicians at any stage of their career, with any level of ultrasound experience. Our experienced sonographer educators will adapt their teaching to meet you at your level – no stress.

In short – it depends.

If you’re attending to meet the requirements of your own local health authority – and attending a course is all that’s required – then the answer may be yes.

If you’re attending to meet the requirements of your own local health authority and they require validation of your skills via an external/third party credentialing provider – such as the POCUS Certification Academy or ASUM – then no.

If it’s all too confusing and causing you a headache we can help you navigate the credentialing quagmire – please get in touch.

Yes indeed. Make sure you bring your chargers and accessories too.

The courses are run at the Zedu Learning HQ:

8-10 Flintoff Street, Greensborough VIC 3088, Australia

When you register you’ll get information on our location and transport options delivered to your email inbox too.

Yes we do – we love to tour and share ultrasound around the world. If you’d like to discuss what options you have to get us to deliver training at your place please get in touch.

That’s precisely what we do. Our courses are designed for you to get your hands on a probe so you can take home practical skills. All courses have a ratio of at least 2/3 practical, 1/3 didactic – you won’t be disappointed.

No – but there is a very affordable options only a three-minute walk from our front door. You can find more information here

Yes – we love teaching one-on-one as it delivers optimal results over a short time-period. Get in touch.

Yes there is – but it’s not too onerous. We recommend you at least revise your physics by watching the short videos before you arrive – the other material you can review as you go, or afterwards.

Use the login details you created at registration.

The vast majority of Zedu ultrasound courses carry accreditation or are recognised by one or more bodies, including:

  • The Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (ASUM)
  • The Australian College of Midwives (ACM)
  • The Australian College of Rural & Remote Medicine (ACRRM)
  • The Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA)
  • The Australasian Society of Ultrasound in Medicine (ASUM)
  • The College of Intensive Care medicine of Australia and New Zealand (CICM)
  • The Point-of-Care Ultrasound Certification Academy
  • The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP)
  • The Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP)
  • The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS)
  • The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG)
  • The Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand (TSANZ)

No – we are famous for our catering – rest assured you will be well fed and watered.

Resources

How to: Testicular Torsion Ultrasound

In this edition of the POCUS #coachingcorner:

Suean takes you through her trademark step-by-step approach to ultrasound that will be sure to improve your technique. Joined by some of Australia’s leading POCUS practitioners, you’ll get practical tips and tricks that will make scanning the testicles easier than you thought.

How to: Lumps & Bumps on Ultrasound

Lumps & bumps on ultrasound – it can be confusing imaging their diverse terrain.

In this edition of the POCUS #coachingcorner:

  • Suean focuses on the presentation, sonographic signatures and approach to imaging a range of commonly encountered lumps and bumps – from abscess to sebaceous cysts they’re here.
  • Q&A discusses the clinical conundrums faced when practitioners encounter a mystery lump or bump.

Recommended Texts

Point of Care Ultrasound

Compact, hand-carried ultrasound devices are revolutionizing how healthcare providers practice medicine in nearly every specialty. The 2nd Edition of this award-winning text features all-new chapters, a greatly expanded video library, and new review questions to keep you fully up to date with the latest technology and its applications.

Manual of Emergency and Critical Care Ultrasound

Ultrasound has revolutionized a physician’s ability to make urgent and emergent diagnoses at the bedside, and has changed the management of many acute injuries and conditions. This is a practical, concise introduction to what is rapidly becoming an essential tool for all critical care physicians: bedside emergency ultrasound.

Free e-Books

Mike Mallin an Matt Dawson - Bedside Ultrasound Volume 1

Introduction to Bedside Ultrasound – part 1 [iBook] 

Introduction to Bedside Ultrasound seeks to teach bedside ultrasound to students in a more efficient, directed format than previous texts. It accomplishes this with a plethora of multimedia adjuncts. Instead of simply reading about ultrasound pathology and protocols, the reader can watch actual videos and demonstrations of the pathology from directly within the book while reading. This experience is closer to bedside learning with a true expert than reading a traditional textbook.

The ICU Ultrasound Pocket Book [iBook] 

The ICU Ultrasound pocket book is a concise, targeted reference source to enable the novice or advanced emergency or ICU clinician to incorporate point of care ultrasound into their practice. This book effectively teams internationally recognized sonologists with NASA researchers developing just in time ultrasound training methods for astronauts on the International Space Station, to provide a rapid ultrasound diagnostic and procedural guide for the ICU. The comprehensive sections included in this book cover the ever expanding array of clinical indications for non-radiologist

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