Austere and Prehospital Ultrasound (APUS)

The College of Remote and Offshore Medicine Foundation offers our APUS course. It consists of online learning and two days of hands-on skills. This course has been approved for Fellowship in the Academy of Wilderness Medicine (FAWM) credits through the Wilderness Medical Society. Actual credits awarded depend on personal credit needs and history.

  • Online Content: On-demand, taken at your own pace (€75)
  • Classroom Content:
    • 3-4 December 2022, Pretty Bay, Malta (€450)
    • 14-15 January 2023, Pretty Bay, Malta (€450)
    • 15-16 April 2023, Pretty Bay, Malta (€450)

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The CoROM APUS Course is a two-day programme that focuses on the clinical practice located in remote, austere and resource-limited environments.

It covers primary applications of emergency ultrasound modelled on the level-1 ultrasound qualification from the Royal College of Emergency Medicine. Additionally, orthopaedic applications for ultrasound, tropical disease ultrasound and procedural ultrasound will be discussed. The course has online content to review before the classroom session arrives. During the classroom training, we will provide live modules to practice on, but please wear comfortable clothes.

We use live models for a realistic training experience and provide at least a 2:1 student-to-equipment ratio to ensure a significant hands-on experience for each delegate.

Sample schedule

 

 

Instructors

Dr Danielle Wilhelm MD PhD is an American board-certified Emergency Medicine physician. She has practised emergency medicine in Level 1 Trauma centres, community hospitals, and remote facilities with few resources. She has frequently used ultrasound to expand her diagnostic capabilities in all these situations. Additionally, she has taught ultrasound techniques in a variety of environments to healthcare providers at every level, including residents and interns in academic hospitals, military medics in remote settings, and medical students and midwives in The Gambia.

Currently, Dr Wilhelm lives in Germany, where she works part-time at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center while pursuing a German Approbation (medical license). She has completed a Master of Science in International Health and a PhD in Global Health this year.

 

Aebhric OKelly M.Psy FAWM FRSPH CCP-C is a board-certified Critical Care Paramedic. He has his Level 1 Ultrasound from the Royal Society of Emergency Physicians in the UK. He has taught ultrasound for several years in different countries. He has integrated ultrasound into all levels of training at the College, from the Remote EMT up to the MSc Austere Critical Care programme.

 

Accreditation

Wilderness Medical Society: This course has been approved for Fellowship in the Academy of Wilderness Medicine (FAWM) credits through the Wilderness Medical Society. Actual credits awarded depend on personal credit needs and history.

College of Remote and Offshore Medicine Foundation: A certificate is issued for 16 CPD hours on completion of this course.