​Echocardiography teaching program

There is an active echocardiography teaching program in the John Hunter Hospital Intensive Care Unit.

Our Basic Critical Care Echocardiography Course is accredited by the CICM and a number of our staff specialists are CICM accredited Critical Care Echocardiography Assessors.

Trainees who stay with us for a longer period of time are encouraged to achieve internal accreditation in basic echocardiographic haemodynamic assessment (Level 1).

In brief, this process involves attending our course, performing and reporting targeted critical care echoes, and participating in second weekly echo meetings. Trainees are provided with regular teaching with patients as well as a transthoracic and transoesophageal simulation manikin. A number of staff specialists are keen sonographers, so there are many teaching opportunities available.