ALM: Introduction to point-of-care ultrasound for rural GPs

Delivered by experienced sonographers

Point-of-care ultrasound is an increasingly effective diagnostic tool in general practice, particularly in areas with limited access to specialist services. Now that portable ultrasound devices are becoming more affordable and efficient, GPs are developing a keen interest in the use and applications of point-of-care ultrasound.

Upcoming workshops




Geraldton, Western Australia

22 February 2020

RACGP members $495, non-members $627

Register now

Coffs Harbour, New South Wales

21 March 2020

RACGP members $495, non-members $627

Register now

Bendigo, Victoria

20 June 2020

RACGP members $495, non-members $627

Register now

Why attend?

This full-day, active learning module (ALM) will help increase your understanding of the applications of point-of-care ultrasound in the diagnostic process. Experts will guide you through the diverse applications of point-of-care ultrasound in primary care services. You will be introduced to basic techniques using advanced, high-end mobile ultrasound equipment provided by our sponsor, Sonosite.

The workshop is capped at 25 participants to allow increased hands-on experience.

The day begins with an introduction by a GP with ultrasound expertise to explain the benefits of ultrasound and its various applications. For the remainder of the day, participants will rotate through five ultrasound skills workstations:

  • eFast
  • deep venous thrombosis
  • intravenous line finding/placement
  • musculoskeletal soft tissue
  • first trimester transabdominal obstetric ultrasound.

The ALM is accredited for 40 Category 1 QI&CPD points in the 2017-2019 Triennium. It is also approved for all categories of the Rural Procedural Grants Program.

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Feedback from participants has been very positive with GPs indicating that the workshop significantly increased their confidence in using ultrasound:

This is amazing and I hope to see more of it. Thank you very much to all concerned, particularly the mix of sonographers and clinicians with primary care focus was really, really good. They were local so now we have more connections in our own workforce!”

 ‘I believe I have achieved what I set out to achieve from this learning activity. I will now be able to apply the knowledge gained in everyday clinical settings to improve my practice and hopefully improve clinical outcomes’.

‘Excellent course for beginners and advanced.’

‘A day well spent!’

‘I learnt so much in such a short period of time being a complete novice. There was enough time for each participant to practice and also observe others which re-inforced the learning. I was very happy with this course.’

Workshops in other locations will be added to this page once confirmed.

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For further details please contact RACGP Rural on:

 1800 636 764