Foundation Practical Skills for Use of Ultrasound Imaging in Injection Guidance


This course is designed to provide the practitioner with the essential probe handling and image orientation skills required to begin learning to use ultrasound imaging in targeted intramuscular injection.

A home-based programme of practical instruction facilitated by provision of an ultrasound scanner to each student. The series of remotely delivered interactive video conference sessions with accompanying practice exercises has been specifically designed to build up probe handling and image orientation confidence in a progressive manner through repetition.

To be conducted over a period of four weeks.

All delegates are sent an Orca POD Toolbox comprising a handheld ultrasound scanner, tablet, gel and phantom which are provided for the entire duration of the training. The POD Toolbox incorporates all necessary elements to enable the progressive acquisition of probe handling and basic image orientation skills through home-based practice. The teaching programme is delivered by a combination of interactive lectures and practice exercises and will equip students with the essential cognitive skills necessary to begin incorporating ultrasound imaging into their daily clinical practice.

The course concludes with a skills assessment and review.

A sample programme is available here. Please note this is subject to change.


Frequently asked questions

The programme for each course is formulated by the course director, and a description of the content and intended learning objectives is provided.
The biographies for the Course directors of each course are provided so that you can see their experience.
In order to perform image guided injections in your workplace you must conform to your local guidelines and competency requirements.
Our Foundation courses are specifically designed for people who have no previous scanning experience.
There are options available to buy, rent or lease these and other ultrasound products that we sell. If you are interested please inform a member of our training staff or email us at orcapod@orcamedical.co.uk
When you have registered you'll be asked to fill out a form which gives us your preferred delivery details. Your Orca POD will be shipped to you via DHL Express. You get to keep and use the Orca POD for the entire duration of the course and we'll arrange the collection after the last session/assessment.
We provide pre-course technical support to help you from the time you receive your Orca POD. Our team is available for one-on-one meetings before and between sessions to support you.
When someone is unable to attend a session a colleague can attend in their place.
The Course Fee includes the rental of the equipment for the entire duration of the course as well as the tutor's fee, shipping, CPD points and certificate.
If you would like more information about any of our courses then please contact Judit Yard on orcapod@orcamedical.co.uk.
If you would like to book a future course or enquire about future dates please contact Judit Yard on orcapod@orcamedical.co.uk.

Course Tutor

Mr S C Budithi is a Consultant in Spinal Injuries Rehabilitation at the prestigious Midland Centre for Spinal Injuries based at Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital, Oswestry. His special interests include spasticity and pressure ulcer management focusing particularly on patients with spinal cord injury. He has a keen interest in teaching. He conducts and participates in workshops teaching Ultrasound guided interventions, Botulinum Toxin injections (including cadaver workshops) and pressure ulcer management. He regularly publishes articles in peer reviewed journals and presents at various national and international conferences.

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