USCMC curriculum project

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UltraSound Critical Management Certification


USCMC Curriculum


The USCMC Global Program is the USCME component devoted to develop ‘Critical Ultrasound’ education, certification, credentialing, accreditation, integrating at different extents education and healthcare institutions, through post-graduate CME programs.
It is designed and developed together with the UNITED Program (the project focusing university pre-graduate and post-graduate curricula), within the frame of the USCME Global Initiative.

At date, three main curricula are being developed focusing basic and advanced applications for three main bundles of practice:

USLS [UltraSound Life Support]

  • Ultrasound in Acute, Emergency and Critical Care,
    • including Disaster, Tactical, Austere, Wilderness, Sport, and Air-space Medicine.

USPHC [UltraSound for Primary Health Care]

  • Ultrasound in General Practice (USGP) and Primary Care,
    • including scarce-resource, rural, and remote medicine (PRIMUS, Primary Ultrasound).

ECHO-ICU [Echocardiography for Intensivists]

  • Echocardiography in critical and intensive care settings,
    • including basic and advanced TTE/TOE haemodinamyc monitoring.

USLS >> UltraSound Life Support

  • USLS (UltraSound Life Support®)
    • Basic & Advanced, ABCDE & Head-to-Toes
    • ACLS/ACS & ATLS conformed
  • USTLS (UltraSound Trauma Life Support)
    • Basic & Advanced, ABCDE & Head-to-Toes
    • ATLS conformed
  • USCLS (UltraSound Cardio-Pulmonary Life Support)
    • Basic & Advanced, ABCDE
    • ACLS/ALS conformed
  • USPHLS (UltraSound PreHospital Life Support)
    • Basic & Advanced, ABCDE & Head-to-Toes
    • ACLS/ALS & PHLS/PTC conformed
  • USTRIAGE (UltraSound Disaster Triage)
    • Basic, Primary & Secondary Triage
    • Start/Cesira conformed
  • USPLS (UltraSound Pediatric & Neonatal Life Support)
    • Basic & Advanced, ABCDE & Head-to-Toes
    • PALS conformed
  • ECHO LS (Echocardiography Life Support)
    • Basic & Advanced, ABCDE
    • FEEL & ACLS/ALS conformed (sample)
  • US AIR (UltraSound Airway Management)
  • US BLOCK (UltraSound Nerve Blockage)
  • USCVA (UltraSound Central Vascular Access)
    • GAVeCeLT & Besta Hospital format conformed (sample)
  • USPVA (UltraSound Peripheral Vascular Access)
    • GAVeCeLT & Besta Hospital format conformed (sample)
  • US NURSE (UltraSound Nursing Care)

US PHC >> UltraSound Primary Health Care

  • US GP (UltraSound in General Practice and Family Medicine)
  • PRIMUS (Primary UltraSound, for scarce-resource settings)

US MON >> UltraSound Minitoring (in Intensive Care Unit)

  • ECHO ICU (Echocardiography in Intensive Care Unit) (Sample)
  • LUNG US ICU (Lung UltraSound in Intensive Care Unit)

The modules are based on a large number of applications increasingly reported by the International literature.
See bibliography references through the common medical web engines, and particularly the outstanding “Critical Care Medicine Journal” Supplement:

The learning and certification matrix is developed by two relevant documents recently published by Winfocus, as prototypes of an incoming guideline series, based on International consensus and evidence:

NOTE: Recommendations and guidelines coming from the ILCEUS conferences and studies will provide soon further effective formats for the training modules.