Basic Echocardiography in Life Support

Basic Echocardiography in Life Support (BELS)

Advanced Ultrasound Training for Emergency Medicine


ASUM Accredited Basic Echocardiography in Life Support Training

The BELS course explores basic echocardiography and ultrasound of the inferior vena cava for the assessment in the patient with shock and in cardiac arrest. The workshop focuses on the application of ultrasound to examination of the IVC and the Heart, recognition of ultrasound anatomy and pathophysiology.

The course is taught jointly by Sonographers and ED consultants and delivered delivered using a combination of online learning of core material with a hands-on skills/simulation workshop.

The course provides ultrasound training in

  • Imaging of the heart using the 4 cardiac views

  • Imaging of the Inferior Vena Cava (IVC)

  • Using Ultrasound to identify Cardiac Tamponade, Cardiogenic Shock, Massive Pulmonary Embolism, Sepsis and Hypovolaemia

PLEASE NOTE : The workshop assumes prior ultrasound knowledge and attendance of a previous ultrasound courses such as the LearnEM - Bedside Emergency Ultrasound Course.

Course Dates 2022

  • Adelaide : Monday 8 August 2022


Register for Ultrasound Workshops

Course Cost

  • $990.00 (incl. GST)

  • Registration includes Course eLearning and Skills / Simulation workshop

Course Venue: LearnEM Training Centre, 47 Manton Street, Hindmarsh, SA 5007

Course Accreditation:

  • Australian Society for Ultrasound Medicine (ASUM)

  • Australian College for Rural and Remote Medicine (9 performance review and 3 educational activity PDP Units)

  • Royal Australian College of General Practitioners¬†(Activity no. 215420 - 40 Accredited CPD Points)

  • Rural Procedural Grant for Emergency Medicine, Anaesthesia, Obstetrics and Surgery

Course CPD

Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (ACEM): The Emergency Ultrasound course is approved for 7.5 ACEM CPD hours

Further information

Contact: Shanni Muller, LearnEM Administration Assistant

Workshop Pre-learning

Instructions: Click the link below to access the Workshop Pre-learning. (Pre-learning can only be accessed by participants registered for the workshop).