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Echo

Course highlights

  • Equipment and image optimisation for hemodynamic assessment
  • Imaging acquisition relevant to hemodynamic assessment
  • Save images and measurements, echo loop acquisition
  • Doppler (Pulsed & Continuous wave)
  • Color Doppler Imaging (CDI)
  • Tips and pitfalls

SGD $2,460.00

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Description

Echocardiography is the first-line diagnostic tool for the evaluation of hemodynamically unstable patients, based on the combination of two-dimensional evaluation of cardiac structures and function.

This 2-day course will focus on a collection of specific views/findings pertinent to the care of critically ill (e.g. cardiac output, fluid responsiveness) to optimise clinical status, and monitor response to treatment.

 

Want to be recognised as a safe and competent point of care ultrasound user?

This course is the first step toward attaining a credential in point of care ultrasound (Certificate of Competence).
Learn more about our credentialing pathway.

Who should attend?

  • Intensivist
  • Anaesthetist
  • Emergency Medicine Physician
  • Paediatrician
  • Cardiologist
  • Critical Care

Objectives

To acquire a complete set of diagnostic quality views to answer hemodynamically relevant clinical questions:

  • How to estimate chamber size?
  • How to estimate LV ejection fraction?
  • How to estimate stroke volume and cardiac output?
  • How to estimate fluid responsiveness with Doppler?
  • How to perform basic RV function analysis?
  • Is diastolic function normal?
  • Is the valve normal?
Expected Learning Outcomes:
  • Demonstrate effective use of an ultrasound machine
  • Acquire a set of images from parasternal and apical windows relevant to hemodynamic assessment.
  • Optimise an ultrasound image to perform the following cardiac measurements:
    • Shortening Fraction and Ejection fraction
    • LV mass
    • Measurement of the LVOT
    • Estimation of the LVOT area
    • Dimensionless Stroke volume and cardiac output with Pulsed Doppler
    • Fluid responsiveness with Pulsed Doppler
    • Qualitative valve assessment with CDI
  • Identify the parameters of safe application of Critical Care Echocardiography and its limitations in medical diagnosis.
  • Acquire images of the heart in two planes in multiple windows.
  • How to document the ultrasound findings.
  • Identify the limitations of ultrasound and identify when to on-refer patients for formal scanning or complimentary investigations.

Logbook Requirements

CCE (Basic) Course5 cases (included in course fee)
CCE (Advanced) Course25 cases (to be purchased separately)
Total30 cases

 

  • Basic Course — upon completion of the CCE Basic course, students may submit up to 5 cases for Tutor review, at no additional cost.
  • Advanced Course — those who wish to achieve the ultrasound credential will need to purchase the additional 25 cases (reviews) in addition to the course fee.
  • No cases are required to be submitted prior to enrolling in the CCE Advanced course.
  • There is no obligation for students to submit cases if they do not wish to be credentialed.

Prerequisites

Prior learning: Completion of BELS (Basic) course.

Equipment: Regular access to an ultrasound machine and patients.

 

Prior to commencing course:

Pre-course material will be provided four weeks before the course start date. This will include videos and a short quiz. It is mandatory to review this material prior to attending as it is the foundation material for the course.

Learning Strategies

  • Hands-on practical scanning on real patient models and simulators, with a maximum ratio of 1 tutor to 4 students.
  • Expert led presentations and demonstrations.
  • Online videos and directed reading.
  • Online logbook — upload your images for personalised and constructive feedback from your dedicated tutor.
  • Formative rubric assessment— measure you skill progression and highlight areas for improvement.
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TIME

8:15 am to 4:00 pm

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VENUE

National University of Singapore
MD6, 14 Medical Drive,
Singapore 117599

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CATERING

Morning tea, a light lunch and refreshments are provided.