Ultrasound Guided Cannulation (UGC)
Richmond Pharmacology deliver the Ultrasound Guided Cannulation course to all its clinical healthcare professionals. This enables staff to fully utilise ultrasound technology to aid venous cannulation of difficult peripheral veins. The course structure is lecture based, with small group practical sessions and assessments.
British Society of Echocardiography (BSE) Level 1 Accreditation
All Research Physicians and Resuscitation Practitioners at Richmond Pharamcology participate in BSE Level 1 accreditation. Level 1 accreditation allows rapid bedside echocardiographic assessment of the acutely unwell patient. It was launched in April 2018 in response to and in anticipation of the Department of Health mandate for 24/7 provision of emergency echo services.
The accreditation process comprises a logbook component of 75 cases collected over a period of 12 months and demonstrating a range of acute pathology, followed by an assessment process which aims to assess technical ability, experience and image interpretation.