7-8th November 2017, OAK RAY REGENCY, Kandy

WINFOCUS is the world leading scientific organization committed to developing point-of-care ultrasound practice throughout in-hospital and out-of-hospital critical scenarios, aiming to the overall worldwide improvement of the community healthcare.

WINFOCUS ULTRASOUND LIFE SUPPORT Basic Level 1 – Provider(USLS BL1P) Course is an internationally recognised program with training on ultra sound as a tool for managing critically ill. Sri Lankan Society of Critical Care and Emergency Medicine (SSCCEM) is happy to host this course which carries an internationally recognised certificate.

The two day workshop will target on focused assessment of the clinical condition ultrasonically and support in carrying out bed side procedures in patients.

Assessment will be in a structural approach similar to evaluation of critically ill in the form of Airway Breathing. Circulation etc. Point of care assessment will go further in helping invasive procedures under the guidance of ultrasonic visualisation.

The training which has a very short learning curve will help physicians in diagnosing and managing critically ill with time for such steps reduced remarkably.
Initial lectures on how ultrasound can be used to diagnose medical conditions at bed side will lead to hands on training on individual basis for each trainee.

Point of care ultrasound,
Basic Physics and Knobology

Sono Anatomy; SC Emphysema,
tracheal displacement, prandial status.

Endotracheal intubation,
cricothyroidotomy, tracheotomy

Lung ultrasound:
Assessment: sonological signs, pleural effusion, alveolar consolidation,
alveolar interstitial syndrome, pneumothorax;
Procedure: Needle aspiration, thoracostomy tube insertion

Introduction to basic echocardiography:
Goals, indications and limitations, cardiac and caval windows.
Focussed haemodynamic assessment:
heart morphology/ performance/ filling state, pericardial effusion/ tamponade, IVC variations.
Echo views/ Assessment of LV function; IVC visualisation and variability.

Vascular ultrasound:
Deep venous system: deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism; peripheral and central venous catheterization

Abdominal ultrasound:
Peritoneal, pleural & pericardial effusion: FAST windows / Paracentesis, DPL, laparotomy

Disability: Optic nerve and pupil abnormalities


Dr Shrikanth
Dr Shrikanth Srinivasan
Dr Sweta Patel
Dr Ashish
Dr Ashish Srivastava

Registration is closed now and next workshop will be in April 2018