- Have you ever struggled getting heart images in that time critical moment?
- Are you frustrated or uncomfortable making a diagnosis from what you see?
- Do work pressures mean you haven’t had the time to develop a systematic scanning technique?
- Would having an expert on your shoulder provide reassurance that you’re on the right track?
Then you’ve come to the right place.
Our focused cardiac ultrasound courses are designed to deliver practical skills relevant to physicians from all disciplines – emergency, critical care, intensive care, cardiology, anaesthesia and general practice.
Learn how to image the heart accurately with confidence.
Led by Australia’s best ultrasound educators, we’ll help you make clinical decisions faster with point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS).
Discover new and clever ways to get the most out of ultrasound; develop a structured step-by-step approach to imaging; increase diagnostic confidence.
Find a course, set a date and register now!
Focused Cardiac Ultrasound Course
Move beyond the basics and build your confidence to perform and interpret cardiac ultrasound. Master your spatial reasoning skills to get the best image possible for diagnosis.
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The following ultrasound system manufacturers proudly support our courses
Why is learning ultrasound so important for medical professionals?
It is our strong belief – regardless of curriculum requirements – that every physician must understand ultrasound. And when it comes to issues of the heart, echocardiography is the go-to imaging modality in urgent situations. Regardless of its utility in your context, knowing what ultrasound can do, and how it can be applied is like a good shot of espresso coffee – once you get a taste you’ll want more. And more…
And once you get started it’s a no brainer that ultrasound skills will help you be a better health practitioner. In fact, ultrasound is recognised around the world as one of the most important skills you can develop to improve outcomes, save time and money (for you and your patient).
Unfortunately, most physicians have been exposed to very little training. And where they have it has been in a very unorganised and scattered approach. More often than not training has been provided by energetic enthusiasts in the workplace who can demonstrate the potential for ultrasound, but – while passionate – haven’t invested in their ability to teach the art and science behind it. Plus the compromises that we all know come from training at work means a less than ideal learning environment. This results in little take away skills, no pathway to develop skills and ultimately disappointment.
But you can do something about this. In order for you to avoid the stressful ups and downs of learning ultrasound, having a strong foundation on which to build your skills and a clear plan in place to support your development is fundamental. That’s where we can help.
Every ultrasound user must establish the skills fundamental to acquiring an image – from turning a system on and optimising the system setup, to patient positioning and ergonomics. We’ll give you the foundations for independent practice.
To get the most out of your efforts and before picking up a probe it’s important to identify your objective – do you have a purpose for scanning? Scanning for scanning’s sake isn’t optimal. When learning you need to engage in deliberate practice to develop your ultrasound skills. When applied clinically, you need to have the ability to define your needs, identify limitations and make decisions. We’ll help you focus on where you’re going and what you want to achieve.
Attending a course is one thing – making the time to develop your ultrasound skills and abilities is another. Learning ultrasound is a lifelong commitment – trust us, we know. Commit to invest your time before you start. Take time to remove practice barriers. Focus your time. Track your progress. Spend time developing skills out of the clinic. We’ll work with you to identify a pathway for skills development in your context.
When you get back to the workplace, what’s next? Early enthusiasm to use ultrasound can soon fade to frustration when you return to the workplace, where the reality of clinical demands and often lack of ultrasound users can undermine your confidence. We can help by providing ongoing support, training and credentialing – as well as ongoing information through our free coaching corner and social media posts. We’re there for you.
How do our echo ultrasound courses work?
Zedu’s accredited ultrasound training courses follow a proven step-by-step program to guide you through the myriad of learning strategies and ultrasound applications to find what‘s most effective to build a skillset that works in your clinical context.
Each course follows a systematised approach to help you understand principles, develop skills and implement strategies that have worked for thousands of physicians in Australia, New Zealand and around the world.
It starts with registration, where you’re provided access to a range of online resources and activities to prepare you before you arrive. Don’t worry – this is not onerous, with videos and resources focused on the topics of that course.
Once you get here you’ll be working with a team of qualified sonographer educators trained in the specifics of point-of-care echo, you get the opportunity to work hand-in-hand with experts. Whatever your level of experience we adapt to your needs, accelerating your personal learning curve. The ultimate goal is to give you the skills, abilities and knowledge to successfully and independently use ultrasound – regardless of the location or technology.
But once the course is over it doesn’t stop there.
As big supporters of FOAMED (Free Online Acceess Medical EDucation) you can register and participate in free monthly coaching corner provides you with the opportunity to ask questions, hear from ultrasound experts from around the world and keep your skills up to date. Check in with our blog and socials to keep up to date with the latest in ultrasound news.
And if you want more, explore our full range of courses and coaching options to help you achieve your goals.
Our programs are built on Zedu’s seven key values that have been developed to support you:
Focusing on clinical practice to deliver immediate benefit to clinicians and patients
Learning should always be fun, engaging and entertaining
Providing real patients, small groups and skilled educators for best practice education
Create a ripple effect – making a difference for clinicians so they can make a difference for their patients
Creative teaching methods to inspire better results
Making friends and breaking silos is what we’re about; the future of medicine lies in collaboration
SAFE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT
No question’s too big, too small, or too silly – no judgements here
Who are Zedu Ultrasound courses for?
Our courses are not for everyone. Our programs are for physicians who…
Have seen ultrasound in practice and want to know more
Wonder how ultrasound could be useful in their clinical context
Are keen to learn how to use state of the art technology
Are regularly called to diagnose or perform procedures where ultrasound could speed the process
Are open to doing things differently to achieve better results
Believe that ultrasound can promote better patient outcomes
It doesn‘t matter whether you’ve been scanning for years or have never picked a probe up before, if it’s a yes to any of the above criteria and you’re ready to take your diagnostic and procedural skills to the next level, then you’re welcome to join us.
We encourage you to refresh your training with us by taking up the opportunity to return within 12 months and do a complimentary redo of the course you have attended at no additional cost (subject to availability).
Yes – that’s right – two courses for the price of one. Come back within 12 months for free.
From one to twelve, and everything in between. As a rule we exceed the minimum requirements, ensuring that there is an industry leading ratio of 1 sonographer educator or physician to every 4 course participants. This is important as it ensures that you get more hands-on time all the time.
The better question to ask is what machines don’t you have! Most of the major players in the ultrasound world support us with their latest systems, making sure you get access to the best and newest technology available. We have so many systems here – from high end carts to handhelds – that in most cases there is a one-to-one ratio.
Zedu courses are designed for your specialty. With quality education always at our front of mind, you’ll be learning with a group of your peers from start to finish. This ensures you are getting a no compromise sequential and structured education experience, all the while having the security and safety of learning with your peers. Your learning experience is not compromised by people joining at different stages and at different levels – you’ll be on board with the same team from beginning to end.
Would you only go to part of a movie? Our courses are designed to be attended as a whole, structured in a sequential way to make sure you develop and extend your ultrasound repertoire. Besides – if gaining your credentials is an important part of your motivation to come along, the bodies that accredit our courses wouldn’t look too kindly on you skipping class.
Absolutely not. Our courses are designed for emergency and critical care physicians at any stage of their career, with any level of ultrasound experience. Our experienced sonographer educators will adapt their teaching to meet you at your level – no stress.
In short – it depends.
If you’re attending to meet the requirements of your own local health authority – and attending a course is all that’s required – then the answer may be yes.
If you’re attending to meet the requirements of your own local health authority and they require validation of your skills via an external/third party credentialing provider – such as the POCUS Certification Academy or ASUM – then no.
If it’s all too confusing and causing you a headache we can help you navigate the credentialing quagmire – please get in touch.
Yes indeed. Make sure you bring your chargers and accessories too.
The courses are run at the Zedu Learning HQ:
When you register you’ll get information on our location and transport options delivered to your email inbox too.
That’s precisely what we do. Our courses are designed for you to get your hands on a probe so you can take home practical skills. All courses have a ratio of at least 2/3 practical, 1/3 didactic – you won’t be disappointed.
Yes there is – but it’s not too onerous. We recommend you at least revise your physics by watching the short videos before you arrive – the other material you can review as you go, or afterwards.
Use the login details you created at registration.
The vast majority of Zedu ultrasound courses carry accreditation or are recognised by one or more bodies, including:
- The Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (ASUM)
- The Australian College of Midwives (ACM)
- The Australian College of Rural & Remote Medicine (ACRRM)
- The Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA)
- The Australasian Society of Ultrasound in Medicine (ASUM)
- The College of Intensive Care medicine of Australia and New Zealand (CICM)
- The Point-of-Care Ultrasound Certification Academy
- The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP)
- The Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP)
- The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS)
- The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG)
- The Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand (TSANZ)
No – we are famous for our catering – rest assured you will be well fed and watered.
How to: B-Mode Ultrasound & Imaging the Heart
In this month’s Coaching Corner, Suean discusses how you can optimise your B-Mode images of the heart. Without mastering these basics, your ultrasound images will be suboptimal and advancing your cardiac ultrasound examination skills delayed. With tips and tricks, cases and learning pearls there is something for anyone aspiring to improve their cardiac skills. And as always this is followed up by a live Q&A.
How to: Rapid Ultrasound for Shock and Hypotension – the RUSH Exam
In this edition of the POCUS #coachingcorner…
Suean examines the RUSH exam – starting with history and context, working through how to optimise your approach to imaging the pump, tank and pipes and finishing with a great group discussion and Q&A.
Hardcover – 5 March 2020
by McLean (Editor), Huang (Editor), Hilton (Editor)
For critical care practitioners wishing to master advanced critical care echocardiography, it is necessary to master the theoretical aspects. The Oxford Textbook of Advanced Critical Care Echocardiography provides a physiological and evidence-based reference guide to the principles and techniques of advanced echocardiography.
Both transoesophageal and transthoracic echocardiography are addressed and over 300 videos, 470 figures and, 140 mcqs are included making this an ideal adjunct for courses for intensivists.The foundations of advanced echocardiography are clearly set out and specific assessment methods of critical care echo are outlined. As most critically ill patients do not suffer only one clinical problem a section on integrated techniques explains how to answer both common and unexpected critical care questions.
The Oxford Textbook of Advanced Critical Care Echocardiography includes access to online-only content, consisting of videos, figures and multiple choice questions that can be used to reinforce understanding. This online material can be accessed by activating your unique access code.
Authored by an international team of expert practitioners this textbook reflects the International Consensus Statement on Training Standards for Advanced Critical Care Echocardiography. Designed for trainees and consultants, this resource provides comprehensive and integrated coverage of all aspects of advanced critical care echo.
Hardcover – Import, 28 February 2018
by Catherine M. Otto MD (Author)
Today’s echocardiography continues to be a low-cost, minimal-risk procedure with the potential to yield a vast amount of detailed, precise anatomic and physiologic information. Dr. Catherine Otto’s Textbook of Clinical Echocardiography, 6th Edition, clearly outlines how to master the core principles of echocardiographic imaging in order to make an initial diagnosis and integrate this data in clinical decision making for patients with a wide range of cardiovascular diseases. Ideal for cardiology fellows, medicine residents, and cardiac sonography students, this bestselling text teaches all the essential elements of ultrasound physics, tomographic and 3D anatomy, image acquisition, advanced imaging modalities, and application in specific disease categories– all with a practical, problem-based approach.
- Concentrates on the foundational concepts you need to know to perform and interpret echocardiographic studies and to pass your board exams.
- Covers all advanced echo techniques, including contrast echo, 3D echo, and myocardial mechanics, as well as intraoperative and intra-procedural transesophageal echocardiography (TEE).
- Discusses what alternative diagnostic approaches to initiate when echocardiography does not provide a definitive answer.
- Includes new Echo Math boxes in each chapter for quick review and greater comprehension.
- Provides new ASE recommendations for chamber quantitation, including updated tables of normal measurements.
- Matches full-color anatomic drawings of heart structures with the 2D and 3D echocardiographic views.
- Pairs state-of-the-art echo images with more than 360 videos that illustrate the full range of cardiac disease diagnosed with this powerful imaging approach.
- Expert Consult™ eBook version included with purchase. This enhanced eBook experience allows you click on each figure to see the corresponding video, as well as search all of the text, figures, and references from the book on a variety of devices.
Introduction to Bedside Ultrasound seeks to teach bedside ultrasound to students in a more efficient, directed format than previous texts. It accomplishes this with a plethora of multimedia adjuncts. Instead of simply reading about ultrasound pathology and protocols, the reader can watch actual videos and demonstrations of the pathology from directly within the book while reading. This experience is closer to bedside learning with a true expert than reading a traditional textbook.
The ICU Ultrasound pocket book is a concise, targeted reference source to enable the novice or advanced emergency or ICU clinician to incorporate point of care ultrasound into their practice. This book effectively teams internationally recognized sonologists with NASA researchers developing just in time ultrasound training methods for astronauts on the International Space Station, to provide a rapid ultrasound diagnostic and procedural guide for the ICU. The comprehensive sections included in this book cover the ever expanding array of clinical indications for non-radiologist
“What sets ZEDU apart is its clinical training. The format is a great mix of lectures, demonstrations and hands on practice (in fact I was blown away by how much probe time we had). The faculty are a great mix of highly skilled and passionate sonographers with emergency medicine consultants coming in to provide the clinical relevance and context.”
Nganggawili Aboriginal Health
Service, Western Australia
“The Zedu team have learned how doctors think. Getting real time feedback in my own workplace is invaluable. If you’re interested in bedside US then this is the best use of CME money you can find.”
Emergency Physician, Austin
“I attended the Advanced Emergency Ultrasound Course with Zedu Ultrasound and was extremely happy with my choice of training provider. The teaching is by brilliant Sonographers who are experts in their field. I was impressed at their ability to not only teach you the standard POCUS scans, but were fantastic at teaching you how to optimise your image, correct scanning issues, and set you on your way to integrate POCUS into your work. The communication was efficient, the food was lovely, and the atmosphere was pleasant.”
“Working with Zedu improved my scan techniques and speed of image acquisition. It really helped develop my techniques for teaching registrars and other colleagues. What I appreciated most about Zedu was the personalised approach and that the program was tailored to my need. Completing my logbooks for my CCPU (ASUM), it was great to have my images reviewed, assessments completed and to be able to scan a large number of patients in a short period of time.”
Dr Luke Phillips
The Alfred, Melbourne