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Learn more about the 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 in our cardiac ultrasound course.

Objectives

On completion of this three-day clinically focused cardiac ultrasound course, learners will:
  • Use ultrasound system controls to optimise imaging for accurate diagnosis
  • Develop proficiency in probe manipulation to efficiently acquire diagnostic images
  • Describe the limitations and clinical integration of focused ultrasound in rapid cardiac assessment
  • Use a systematic approach to conduct cardiac ultrasound assessment of a shocked or arrested patient
  • Use ultrasound to assess the patient’s fluid status, global function and identify major cause of heart failure
 

CME recognition 

Zedu ultrasound workshops are approved by ACEM for CPD in 202424.5 CPD hours

Zedu ultrasound training courses are recognised for CPD by ANZCA

CPD Short Format Learning

Zedu ultrasound training courses are recognised by ASUM for CCPUFocused Echocardiography in Life Support, Rapid Cardiac Echocardiography, Lung

Zedu ultrasound training courses are recognised for CPD by CICM

CPD Categories 2B, 1A, 2A

 

Features

  • Modules (total) 6
  • Skill level Intermediate
  • Duration (days) 3
  • Lectures (hours) 7.25
  • Scan time (hours) 12.75
  • Clinician Yes
  • Zedu redo Yes

Class times

Day 1: 0830 – 1700
Day 2: 0900 – 1700
Day 3: 0900 – 1700

 

Modules

Image optimisation – interactive practical session

  • Explore system controls
  • Understand the impact of optimisation on the image
  • Presets, frequency, depth, focus and gain
  • How to label the image
  • How to store and review images

 

Basic Echo in Life Support

  • Anatomy of the heart in 3D – an interactive practical
  • The 4 basic sonographic views of the heart
  • LV and RV function
  • Tamponade and PE
  • Sepsis and hypovolaemia
  • Volume status
  • Limitations and pitfalls
  • Techniques to improve imaging
  • The role of cardiac ultrasound in advanced life support
  • Clinical utility and application
  • Case vignettes

Scanning, scanning and more scanning of real people

 

2D image optimisation and troubleshooting

  • Cardiac windows
  • PLAX, PSAX, AP4, SC4 error correction and troubleshooting
  • Hone 2D image acquisition
  • Image review

Scanning, scanning and more scanning of real people

 

Lung

  • The artifacts of lung ultrasound – A lines and B lines
  • Pneumothorax, absence of lung sliding, lung point
  • Pulmonary oedema
  • Pleural effusions
  • Pneumonia
  • Pulmonary consolidation and fibrosis
  • Breathless and febrile patient
  • Use of M-Mode
  • Lung ultrasound protocols and the role it plays in advanced life support
  • Limitations and pitfalls
  • Clinical utility and application
  • Case vignettes

Scanning, scanning and more scanning of real people

 

CME details

ACEM | Approved for 24.5 ACEM CPD hours

ANZCA | Participants in the ANZCA CPD program can claim attendance under the Knowledge and Skills category ‘Short format learning’

ASUM | CCPU Accredited Units: Focused Echocardiography in Life Support, Rapid Cardiac Echocardiography, Lung

CICM | This activity has CICM CPD Accreditation for Category 2B: Active or Interactive Small Group Learning – 2 points per hour | 1A Passive Self Learning – one point per hour | 2A Passive Group Learning – one point per hour

A great training course is only the beginning of your ultrasound learning journey

To help you master ultrasound and lasting change from training we engage you from the outset

Before your course:
There are pre course activities & access to preparatory learning resources to maximise your in-class experience

During your course:

  • Short, sharp information sessions to provide foundational knowledge and clinical context
  • Lots of hands-on practical sessions with real people to scan (including for TV and obstetric scans). Our standardised patients models vary in age, size, shape and mobility to make the transition to clinical reality easier.
  • Case studies led by practising clinicians to demonstrate clinical utility
  • A variety of different machines to learn on
  • At the conclusion of your course we’ll lead you to create a skills development action plan, creating a pathway that you can use to apply your newly acquired skills, promote clinical integration and ultimately reach your final objective – ultrasound competency

After your course:
The learning continues

  • We encourage self-directed learning in the workplace with structured active learning plans
  • A great selection of free access online medical ultrasound (FoamUS) learning resources
  • You can subscribe to the weekly wrap – a weekly curation of ultrasound related hot tips and journal articles
  • Be a part of our community of clever – Join our peer support network with our monthly “Coaching Corner” sessions. Send in your questions, join the live online meeting and have your questions answered.

The Zedu Redo – our commitment to you

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 this course at no cost (subject to availability)

More Ways Zedu Can support your ultrasound skills development:

  • Image review – details here
  • Follow-up coaching with our Zedu coaches
  • Coaching corner – monthly webinar

Focused Cardiac Ultrasound Course

$3,465.00

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.

Select your date and enter your details to start your journey with us – we can’t wait to meet you.

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