Focused Acute Medicine Ultrasound elearning Course
The Focused Acute Medicine Ultrasound (FAMUS) elearning course is a high-quality, engaging online introductory course on the FAMUS point of care ultrasound standard.
The FAMUS standard, specifically created for acute medicine physicians to aid the management of the acutely unwell adult patient, is endorsed by the UK’s Society for Acute Medicine and recognised by the Acute Internal Medicine (AIM) training committee as a specialist skill.
Available to healthcare professionals around the world, the elearning course consists of two modules and a formal assessment:
- Ultrasound physics, artefacts and how to examine a patient with ultrasound.
- Introduction to the FAMUS modules:
- Chest: learn about artefacts encountered in chest ultrasound, the appearances of pneumonia and pleural effusion and how to use the Bedside Lung Ultrasound in Emergency (BLUE) protocol to assess patients with respiratory failure.
- Abdomen: learn about the seven point FAMUS abdominal scan to exclude obstructive uropathy and about free fluid in the abdomen and the best location to sample it.
- Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)/vascular access: learn about how to rule in a DVT and techniques for ultrasound guided needling.
On completion of the Formal Assessment, if you score 75% or higher, you’ll receive your FAMUS certificate.
eIntegrity programmes are developed by NHS Health Education England’s e-Learning for Healthcare programme (HEE e-LfH).
The programmes are high quality self-directed learning programmes. They are designed to support training and CPD and are excellent resources alongside other traditional teaching methodologies. They have been developed by the UK NHS for use in the NHS. However, many of the programmes have international relevance, particularly the specialty training programmes which are often mapped to UK specialty training curricula.