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Point-of-care ultrasound training for anesthetists and emergency physicians

The day after attending a Basic Cardiac Ultrasound (FATE) course, Dr. Pia Ryhammer of Aarhus University Hospital made a quick and correct diagnosis of critical pericardial effusion in a heart surgery patient who survived after ultrasound guided pericardiocentesis with removal of half a liter of blood.

This true story illustrates what sets the USabcd learning concept apart from traditional training methods. When the theory has been studied in advance as e-learning, the hands-on workshops can focus 100% on actual scanning skills that will enable you to go home and save lives.

We believe in empowering you with the knowledge of point-of-care ultrasound in clinical practice so you can improve your diagnosis and patient treatment in critical, emergency and perioperative care.


USabcd was founded in 2010 by Erik Sloth, MD., Ph.D., DMSc. Professor of Point-Of-Care Ultrasound, Lars Knudsen, MD, Ph.D. and Thomas Fichtner Bendtsen, MD, PhD, research anaesthetist – all from Aarhus University Hospital.

Their vision? Global dissemination of point-of-care ultrasound as a universal tool to improve the quality of acute, critical and perioperative patient care.

Their method? The unique USabcd learning concept which combines e-learning with focused, structured, and comprehensive 1-day workshops of hands-on training for maximum learning outcome. Courses based on this concept are now run all over the world. Select Workshops in the top menu for courses near you.