Southmead Hospital ICU has a well-established FICE (Focused Intensive Care Echocardiography) service, with 10 FICE-accredited consultants and 6 FICE mentors.
We hold quarterly FICE governance and echocardiography update meetings, which are open to all who are interested and we have previously hosted a FICE training course. We actively encourage ICM trainees to participate in FICE training during their time with us and have helped a number of trainees to achieve FICE accreditation.
FICE scans performed on the unit are archived to our hospital PACS system and we are well-supported by the echocardiography department in Southmead Hospital.
FICE CPD Meeting Topics 2017:
- 19/12/2016 Pericardial effusions and tamponade
- 27/03/2017 TTE to predict fluid-responsiveness
- 19/06/2017 Diastolic heart failure on the ICU
- 18/09/2017 Topic TBC