Q: I attended a course more than 12 months ago. Will this count as attending a required course?
A: If your Mentor and Supervisor are supportive, and you are prepared to restart your logbook collection and complete it within a year, we will accept attendance on a relevant ICS-approved course within 3 years of your FUSIC registration for that module.
Q: Would a FEEL, EGLS or BSE Level 1 course (or similar) be accepted automatically?
A: FEEL and BSE Level 1 courses are automatically approved for FICE training. Other courses may have been approved on an individual basis, so please check with our accreditation team who will be able to confirm their status.
Q: I am an ST5 Anaesthetic Trainee/respiratory trainee, am I eligible to carry out the FICE module?
A: Yes. It doesn’t matter what grade, role or speciality you belong to - medical, nursing or allied healthcare professional - FUSIC training is for you.
Q: I have completed a logbook for another ultrasound accreditation, can these scans contribute to my FUSIC logbook?
A: Yes. But only if you fulfil all the FUSIC logbook requirements (>10 scans are directly supervised by your FUSIC Mentor; all 50 scans [first to last] are completed within 12 months; all 50 scans [images and reports] are reviewed by your FUSIC Mentor).
Q: How long do I have to complete the scans?
A: You must complete your logbook scans (first to last) within a 12-month period. You may apply for an extension to this deadline in advance of the 12 months, but it will only be granted in exceptional circumstances.
Q: What documents do I need to submit in order to get my accreditation certificate?
A: You need to submit your completed summary of training record in your accreditation pack, signed off by both your Mentor and Supervisor. There is no need to send your reports or any other documentation as part of this application.
Q: When do I need to register and make payment with the Intensive Care Society?
You must register on the Intensive Care Society website before starting your log book.
Q: How will I receive my certificate of accreditation?
A: Certificates of accreditation are sent via email.
Q: Is ICE-BLU access available as part of the FICE module or does this need to be paid for separately?
A: ICE-BLU is available at no charge to UK residents. This is not the case outside the UK; in such cases, please contact the our accreditation team
who will advise you on alternative resources.