FUSIC COVID-19 guidance and resources - 20 March, 2020

The Intensive Care Society's FUSIC Committee has launched FUSIC guidelines for COVID-19.

Our new guidance has been supported by the Society of Acute Medicine (SAM)

See our COVID-19 guidance and resources here

Important Information: FUSIC training and COVID-19

FUSIC and FAMUS recognise the difficulties that COVID-19 has caused for point of care ultrasound training. In particular, the delivery of approved courses is likely to be extremely limited for the next few months at least.

We believe that face-to-face courses are extremely valuable. And wherever socially distanced courses are available; attendance should be encouraged. However, we have decided to temporarily suspend mandatory course attendance from our training pathways, effective immediately.

We will keep the course requirement under regular review, and do expect them to return as a key part of our accreditation process in the future.

In the meantime, it is expected the direct supervision time ‘lost’ by not attending a course will be made up through increased contact time with a Supervisor or Mentor, particularly during the early stages of accreditation. This will ensure that the core skills for each module can be embedded early, and that candidates will not be disadvantaged.

All other training requirements remain the same, including the e-learning modules which should be prioritised early in accreditation.

For any queries please visit the websites or contact FUSIC@ics.ac.uk

 

Focused Ultrasound in Intensive Care (FUSIC)

Focused Ultrasound in Intensive Care (FUSIC) is the future of advanced critical care ultrasound here at the Intensive Care Society.

By bringing together our two premier ultrasound accreditation programmes, Focused Intensive Care Echo (FICE) and Core Ultrasound in Intensive Care (CUSIC), we can now offer you an enhanced modular pathway for ultrasound in intensive care.

FUSIC allows you to design your own learning experience and complete the modules that are most relevant to you.  
  Module ICS Member 
(£) 
 Non member
(£) 
  Heart  £50  £100
  Lung £50 £100
  Abdominal £50 £100
  Vascular access £25  £50
  DVT £25 £50