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// RAW:POCUS (TM) Remote I Austere I Wilderness: Point of Care Ultrasound.

// REM:POCUS (TM) Remote I Expedition Medicine: Point of Care Ultrasound.











R2Ri is the only Wilderness Medical Society Affiliate headquartered in England and Wales and one of only two WMS Affiliates in the UK - the other being the Faculty of Pre Hospital Care, Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh). 

We run a number of Ultrasound courses - our flagship being the RAW: POCUS - Remote I Austere I Wilderness : Point of Care Ultrasound Course (TM).

The RAW:POCUS (TM) course was designed by an expedition doctor who happens to also be a Consultant Radiologist, along with an ex British Antarctic Survey Doctor with extensive expedition experience and who works as a HEMS Doctor.


// REMPOCUS - Remote/ Expedition Medicine: Point of Care Ultrasound (TM) & RAW:POCUS (TM)

First run in 2019, REM:POCUS (TM) was launched as a first in series of Ultrasound courses to introduce the user to hand held Ultrasound equipment as an additional diagnostic and imaging device when operating in remote areas. In 2023, we are also introducing RAW:POCUS - Remote/Austere/Wilderness Point of Care Ultrasound (TM)- A Consultant Radiologist led course, supported by ex British Antarctic Survey Medics with HEMS. SAR and significant remote area expedition experience. RAW:POCUS dates will be published very soon for summer and autumn 2023.



1 day REM:POCUS Introduction to Pre-Hospital Trauma Ultrasound Course is ideal for Paramedics, Foundation and Core Training Doctors, and Trainee Practitioners interested in PHEM, who haven’t yet undergone formal ultrasound training. It’s also a fantastic refresher for clinicians who want to become more confident in their basic emergency ultrasound skills.

The course is aimed at remote area medical practitioners and is aimed at harnessing the rapidly evolving (and increasingly affordable) hand portable technologies available or emerging on to the market, providing another diagnostic tool for the remote area medic.

Topics Covered:

  • Introduction to portable Ultrasound

  • Care and charging for portable ultrasound in the field

  • Limitations

  • eFAST for detection of peritoneal free fluid,

    pericardial fluid, tamponade, haemothorax, pneumothorax, and basic

    qualitative assessment of cardiac function.

  • Basic Physics and Knobology of Ultrasound

  • eFAST and test characteristics and exam limitations.

  • Clinical integration of ultrasound findings of the eFAST.

The course has had excellent reviews from remote area medics including a Consultant Radiologist expedition medic. 



In 2023, we are also introducing RAW:POCUS - Remote I Austere I Wilderness Point of Care Ultrasound (TM)- A Consultant Radiologist led course, supported by ex British Antarctic Survey Medics with HEMS. SAR and significant remote area expedition experience. The course will cover everything in the 1 day course above. We are about to submit the course for approval for credits towards the Wilderness Medical Society Fellowship in the Academy of Wilderness Medicine.

The RAW:POCUS course is delivered in a remote area medicine context and is mapped to the Royal College of Emergency Medicine Level 1 Ultrasound in Emergency Medicine syllabus.


Pre course reading (hard copy), then:

Day 1


Lecture: Intro to US - basic physics & knobology, (governance)

Practical: Knobology, probe orientation, manipulation



Catastrophic Haemorrhage: eFAST scan

(pneumothorax, pleural fluid, cardiac tamponade, abdominal free fluid)


Day 2:

AM: Breathing (lung assessment - a lines “good” lung vs b-lines etc, consolidation, overload…)

PM: Circulation- Cardiac views, basic TTE , Echo in CPR


Day 3:

AM: Circulation Continued:Fluid Status/ IVC/aorta. Vascular access (peripheral and central for L1 compliance).

PM: Basic renal/bladder/liver/GB and pelvis/obstetric

Additional discussion subjects including case studies:

  • Long bone fractures 

  • RA/blocks

  • Foreign body, skin (Abscess vs cellulitis)

  • basic obstetric

  • basic renal/bladder liver/gallbladder

  • US in the context of altitude related illnesses

  • Optic, transcranial optic nerve sheath diameter (ICP)


Summary of course.


Next steps including Royal College of Emergency Medicine Level 1 Ultrasound in Emergency Medicine compliance.

Cost: £395.00

Course Dates:

Our next RAW:POCUS courses are: 

21-23 June 2023. - Bookings will open 1 April 2022 but we are happy to accept provisional reservations by email.

22-24 September 2023 - Bookings will open 1 July 2022 but we are happy to accept provisional reservations by email.

Accommodation and food are not included as clients tell us that they want flexibility and we wish to be as inclusive as possible. Camping to YHA to accommodation at PYB itself are options.

Venue:  Plas y Brenin

Places: 8 


How to book:

The (large black) booking button (below), will link to the booking pack, once the booking pack goes live in the next few days. In the interim, you can register your interest and receive the booking pack by email when it goes live.

Please note that places on courses are limited. Our 'Why' is supporting organisations and good causes such as NGO's, Rescue Organisations, expedition teams and others that need excellent training at reasonable cost. We support a number of organisations who cycle volumes of delegates through our courses. Priority in terms of bookings/places will be given to operational remote area medics, NGO's and Rescue teams as well as other good causes. This is who we are set up to support. We do not encourage commercial training providers delivering/seeking to deliver the same or similar courses, to attend our courses - there are other providers available. We have a legitimate interest in ensuring that our Project and our 'Why' re not undermined. For that reason, those coming from other commercial training organisations should pay particular attention to reading our terms and conditions in this regard, before submitting any Booking Form. These terms and conditions are in place specifically to safeguard the great work we do for and with great people and to ensure the sustainability of our Project.

This link will go live once bookings go live
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