- Are you looking to explore how lung ultrasound can be useful on your daily rounds?
- Would your patients benefit from seeing exactly how and why your treatment may be helping them?
- 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 lung ultrasound courses 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 your confidence and decrease treatment times.
Find a course, set a date and register now!
Lung Ultrasound – Blended
Learn how to integrate lung ultrasound into the assessment of the arrested, breathless, febrile or shocked patient.
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Getting started module (online)
Lung module (online)
3 hours 1-on-1 tuition
Zedu courses are recognised by:
The following ultrasound system manufacturers proudly support our courses
Why is learning ultrasound so important for anaesthetists?
It is our strong belief – regardless of curriculum requirements – that every medical professional should have the opportunity to develop ultrasound skills. And when it comes to issues of the lung – particularly in covid times – ultrasound is the go-to imaging modality in urgent situations. 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 medical professionals have been exposed to very little training and – given its recent development – even less for lung. And where they have received training it has often been delivered 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 lung ultrasounds work?
Zedu’s accredited ultrasound training courses follow a proven step-by-step program to guide respiratory physicians and other medical professionals 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 point-of-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 pulmonary oedema to pneumonia and covid – 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:
Focusing on clinical practice to deliver immediate benefit to clinicians and patients
Learning should always be fun, engaging and entertaining
Providing real patients, small groups and skilled educators for best practice education
Create a ripple effect – making a difference for clinicians so they can make a difference for their patients
Creative teaching methods to inspire better results
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 General and Internal Medicine 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.
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:
When you register you’ll get information on our location and transport options delivered to your email inbox too.
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.
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.
How to: Lung, 4CH Heart, RV Assessment, Aorta
Our inaugural POCUS #coachingcorner – and what a beauty it was. Great questions from our community of clever ranging from echocardiography to lung:
- Euan asks how you optimise imaging for lung scanning – especially for small pneumothoraces
- Andy examines how to optimise the 4 chamber view in a large patient
- Rebecca Ventures into assessing the RV (see what I did there…)
- Euan explores the pitfalls of scanning the aorta and how these can be avoided
PLUS some fantastic group discussion.
How to: Crown Rump Length & Covid-19 Lung Ultrasound
In this month’s POCUS #coachingcorner:
Cian McDermott talks about his latest paper on and experiences with Covid-19 – check out his paper Utility of Lung Ultrasound in COVID-19: A Systematic Scoping Review – and a second one he has been involved in Combatting COVID-19: Is Ultrasound an Important Piece in the Diagnostic Puzzle?
Following on from last time Suean takes you through a step-by-step sequence to improve your CRL
Written by a pioneer in critical care ultrasound, this book discusses the basic technique and “signatures” of lung ultrasound and explains its main clinical applications.
The tools and clinical uses of the BLUE protocol, which allows diagnosis of most cases of acute respiratory failure, are first described in detail.
Careful attention is then devoted to protocols derived from the BLUE protocol – the FALLS protocol for diagnosis and management of acute circulatory failure, the Pink protocol for use in ARDS, and the SESAME protocol for use in cardiac arrest – and to the LUCI-FLR program, a means of answering clinical questions while reducing radiation exposure. Finally, the book discusses all the possible settings in which lung ultrasound can be used, discipline by discipline and condition by condition.
Lung Ultrasound in the Critically Ill comprehensively explains how ultrasound can become the stethoscope of modern medicine. It is a superb complement to the author’s previous book, Whole Body Ultrasonography in the Critically Ill.
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.
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.
“What sets ZEDU apart is its clinical training. The format is a great mix of lectures, demonstrations and hands on practice (in fact I was blown away by how much probe time we had). The faculty are a great mix of highly skilled and passionate sonographers with emergency medicine consultants coming in to provide the clinical relevance and context.”
Nganggawili Aboriginal Health
Service, Western Australia
“The Zedu team have learned how doctors think. Getting real time feedback in my own workplace is invaluable. If you’re interested in bedside US then this is the best use of CME money you can find.”
Emergency Physician, Austin
“I attended the Advanced Emergency Ultrasound Course with Zedu Ultrasound and was extremely happy with my choice of training provider. The teaching is by brilliant Sonographers who are experts in their field. I was impressed at their ability to not only teach you the standard POCUS scans, but were fantastic at teaching you how to optimise your image, correct scanning issues, and set you on your way to integrate POCUS into your work. The communication was efficient, the food was lovely, and the atmosphere was pleasant.”
“Working with Zedu improved my scan techniques and speed of image acquisition. It really helped develop my techniques for teaching registrars and other colleagues. What I appreciated most about Zedu was the personalised approach and that the program was tailored to my need. Completing my logbooks for my CCPU (ASUM), it was great to have my images reviewed, assessments completed and to be able to scan a large number of patients in a short period of time.”
Dr Luke Phillips
The Alfred, Melbourne