ICU / Echo Ultrasound


ICE-BLU: Bedside Echocardiography and Lung Ultrasound
Online medical course on cardiac echo and lung ultrasound.

Online medical course covering theoretical knowledge required to undertake Intensive Care Echocardiography and Basic Lung Ultrasound.

ICE-BLU covers the theoretical knowledge required to undertake cardiac echo and lung ultrasound. It is suitable for intensive care and acute medicine practitioners, anaesthetists and other clinicians who care for critically ill patients. ICE-BLU is structured around the UK’s Focused Intensive Care Echocardiography (FICE) curriculum and accreditation scheme but it is relevant to anyone with an interest in bedside echo.

The content is suitable both for training and continuing professional development. It can be used to prepare for hands-on courses or as a refresher to consolidate existing knowledge and understanding.

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Learning a new skill can be a major challenge for an experienced consultant. Attending courses helps of course but what I really needed was a straightforward and accessible training package at my fingertips. The ICE-BLU package delivers that perfectly for me.

Dr Gary Masterson, Consultant in Critical Care Medicine and Anaesthesia

Developed by clinical experts in the UK, these interactive programmes deliver exceptionally high-quality training for anaesthesia, critical care and pain management specialists. This can only help to improve the quality and safety of patient care.

Dr Julia Moore OBE FRCA, Consultant Anaesthetist


ICU / Echo Ultrasound – An Essential Course in Echocardiography and Lung Ultrasound

ICU / Echo Ultrasound e-learning course includes interactive features such as echocardiography videos and self-assessment exercises, which help to reinforce learning and understanding. Successful completion of the final MCQ test generates a formal certificate.

The learning materials have been written and peer-reviewed by practising cardiac anaesthetists and intensivists.

Course Content

This e-learning package features nine e-learning sessions, as outlined below. Each session takes around 30 minutes to complete.

  • Which patients benefit from basic echo?
  • Physics of ultrasound and image optimisation
  • Anatomy and basic views
  • Left ventricular function
  • Right ventricular function
  • Pathology
  • Basic lung ultrasound
  • Limitations and pitfalls
  • ICE-BLU summative MCQ

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Key Features

Covers all theoretical aspects of cardiac echo and lung ultrasound – Supports the management of critically ill patients at the bedside – Features interactive content, with videos and self-assessment


Medical students, doctors, nurses, assistants, intensive care and acute medicine practitioners, anaesthetists and other clinicians who care for critically ill patients




12 months full access to complete the course