FoCUS© Course

Course description

A 1-day Workshop on Focused Cardiac Ultrasound (FoCUS) that represents in-person component of WINFOCUS FoCUS© Course is based on WINFOCUS’ 15 years of teaching experience around the globe. The FoCUS© course is specifically designed for critical care and emergency physicians, anesthesiologists, acute cardiac care clinicians, and healthcare providers in general, dealing with cardiovascular emergencies.
The course is targeted at those who are new to cardiac ultrasound, and covers the use of limited Transthoracic Echocardiography (TTE) in the setting of cardiac arrest, peri-resuscitation and shock, and as a screening tool for the unstable patient in the ICU or any emergency setting.
It might also be of interest to more experienced echocardiographers interested in making the ultrasound investigation of the critically ill patient more effective and ALS-compliant.
The course (formerly known as Winfocus Basic Echo, WBE) has reached its 140th edition since 2008, and has been delivered in more than 50 countries worldwide.
Its educational content conforms to the proceedings of the 1st International Consensus Conference on Focused Cardiac UltraSound (Via G, Hussain A, et al. International Evidence-Based Recommendations for Focused Cardiac Ultrasound – J AM SOC ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY 2014).

As additional benefit, It prepares for WINFOCUS FoCUS© International Certification.
This brand new, up-to-date edition (2022) is based on a concept of evidence-based ultrasonography and a thorough description of the pathophysiology underpinning the taught sonographic signs and patterns.
A clinical-sonographic integrated approach facilitates appropriate FoCUS implementation into real life clinical scenarios.
The new flipped classroom format entails an e-Course as pre-requisite to the workshop [see Demo Lecture at:].
This content is made available also after the workshop for consolidating FoCUS competencies and skills. Six hours of handson training will be provided during the 1 day workshop, with a guaranteed trainer to trainee ratio of no greater than 1 to 4.
Language of formal lectures of the course and e Learning will be ENGLISH.


The registration fee includes:

  • 1 month pre-course e-Learning
  • 1 day workshop attendance
  • 1 week post course e-Learning
  • A certificate of attendance which is pre-requisite to the WINFOCUS FoCUS international certification (for those who wish to apply for it), SGUM CME credits (pending request).

Available dates

10th February 2024

Lugano – Switzerland (English and Italian)
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14th March 2024

Sierre – Switzerland (English and French)
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