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 a refresher of our online training or attendance on a relevant Intensive Care Society - approved course within three years of your FUSIC registration for that module.
FEEL and BSE Level 1 courses are automatically approved for FUSIC Heart training. Other courses may be approved on an individual basis, so please check with the Society's learning team who will be able to confirm their status.
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).
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
You need to submit your completed Summary Training Record document, 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. This record can be submitted to [email protected].
Registration should be completed first before completing any of the other steps to achieving accreditation. You can register via the Society's website. Please ensure you have created your ICS account prior to registering. FUSIC accreditation can be completed by both members and non-members of the Society.
To help us consider your application for an extension, please provide the following information: date of course attendance, date of first scan, date of last scan, number of scans completed and reason for extension request). This information is useful for the committee’s consideration.
No. Definition of a FUSIC Heart Supervisor is someone with BSE Level 2 (TTE/ACCE) or an equivalent accreditation (such as EACVI). An alternative route to becoming a FUSIC heart Supervisor is having regular job-planned commitments to TTE. As someone with BSE Level 1, you will be an ideal FUSIC heart Mentor.
No. Historically, this was acceptable, but not anymore. We now feel that skill in TOE translates well to the Mentor (training) role, but not necessarily to the Supervisor (governance) role for TTE. A TOE training programme is currently in an early stage of development; TOE+ individuals you will have automatic Supervisor status for this.
Once you have registered for FUSIC accreditation, you can access the FUSIC online training through our Learning Portal. Our portal requires you to enrol on the FUSIC accreditation pathway for the module(s) you wish to complete as well as enrolling on the FUSIC online training pathway. Once enrolments are approved, you will have full access to the materials you need to complete your accreditation.
If your course is new and has not previously been approved, you will need to complete a copy of the FUSIC course approval form which you can return to [email protected] along with your course programme/flyer. This will then be reviewed for approval by the FUSIC committee.
Course approval remains valid if there have been no changes made to the course itself inclusive of structure. To ensure we are kept up to date, we do ask that you complete the approval form and submit a programme/flyer whenever you run a course for our records.
Candidates who wish to register and complete FUSIC HD must have the following to be eligible for the module: Independent competence in history taking, physical examination, interpreting clinical investigations and understanding of disease processes in critically ill patients AND accreditation in FUSIC heart (formerly FICE) OR BSE Level 1 AND accreditation in FUSIC lung PLUS FUSIC abdomen modules OR FAMUS.
The FUSIC committee are working to produce FUSIC HD online training which will be available to complete very soon. Candidates can commence their FUSIC HD training whilst awaiting to attend a course or complete the online training.
You must ensure that you have registered for the module you wish to complete and additionally registered for the online training. Registration can be completed via the Society's website. Once registered, you can create your learning portal account and once logged in, you can enrol on the FUSIC accreditation pathway of your choice.