Our Ultrasound workshops have been designed to assist Rural Generalists, General Practitioners, Nurse Practitioners, and others who may require an introduction to the use of Ultrasound  in practice.

We have developed our workshops to cover more common situations that may arise in the Emergency Department, in practice, or basic anaesthetics.  Content may vary course to course dependent on the particular skills of the clinical facilitator, but we aim to cover most common emergencies that may arise.

A major feature of these workshops is the 'hands-on' practice using live patient models, guided by highly experienced clinical application specialists, sonographers and clinicians.  The portable equipment/ultrasound units used in the workshop are provided by SonoSite Fujifilm.

What it costs

Check the table below for course fees. Fees must be paid at the time of registration in order to secure a place.

Participation numbers are strictly limited to 20 for maximum training benefit. 

Eligible participants can claim against one of all components of the Procedural Grant.  Find out if you are eligible for a grant to help fund your attendance.


Professional Development Program


Use of Ultrasound in rural emergency medicine

These workshops offer an introduction and instruction on the use of Ultrasound in Emergency Medicine /Trauma/Critical care for the rural general or generalist practitioner with minimal experience in using ultrasound in practice.

Typical Program content covers:

  • Basic physics of ultrasound and knobology
  • General uses of ultrasound in Emergency Medicine/Trauma/Critical care
  • eFAST  (Focussed Assessment with Sonography)
  • AAA  (Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm)
  • Intro to Quick look Echo
  • DVT
  • How to use Ultrasound for nerve blocks
  • Vascular access
  • Detection of pneumothorax
  • Request Station  (for particular upskilling requirement/info)


Wed, 03 May 2017CAIRNS - WONCA
3 May 2017, Hilton Cairns, CAIRNS
QLDRegisterMember: 770.00
Non Member: 880.00
Sat, 17 Jun 2017BRISBANE
17 June 2017, Novotel Hotel, BRISBANE
QLDRegisterMember: 770.00
Non Member: 880.00
Sat, 19 Aug 2017PERTH
19 August 2017, Mercure Hotel, PERTH
WARegisterMember: 770.00
Non Member: 880.00

Express interest

To express your interest for future REST dates please leave your details below and our courses team will be in contact once other dates become available.

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