Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Dates: May 20, 2013
Course Type: Clinical Echocardiography Course (CME Pending) - CEC
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The Clinical Echocardiography Course is a one day course that covers all the primary applications of emergency echocardiogrphy. The course is arranged so lectures are given in the morning with concentrated hands on lab experience in the afternoon. The lab uses live models for a realistic training experience and we provide faculty coverage to ensure a significant hands on experience for each participant.
Upon completion of the Clinical Echocardiography Course, participants will be able to :
1) Demonstrate the ability to properly operate and ultrasound machine and make adjustments to obtain adequate image quality.
2) Acquire cardiac ultrasound images in multiple planes
3) Acquire ultrasound images used to determine right and left heart size and cardiac function, evaluate for wall motion abnormalities, evaluate valular abnormalities.
4) Understand how to use ultrasound to evaluate life threatening cardiac pathology.
|Clicnal Echocardiography Cours|
|0730-0745||Introduction - Becoming and Echo Expert
Where we have been and where we are going
|0745-0815||Tips and Tricks of Advanced Echo Imaging
Optimizing the 2D image, MMode, spectral Doppler, color Doppler. Additional views that make a difference.
|0815-0845||Size, Geometry and Function of the Left Ventricle
Simple methods to grade systolic and diastolic left ventricular function. Detecting dilated and hypertrophic Cardiomyopathies and left ventricular hypertrophy.
|0900-0945||Left Ventricular Function - From Theory to Practice
Clinical examples, Scenarios where left ventricular function is important, visual estimation of left ventricular function in different settings, training the eye - practice session.
|1045-1145||Coranary Artery Disease and Acute Myocardial Infarctions
How to detect regional wall motion abnormalities. Patterns of myocardial infarction. Differential diagnosis.
Complications of Myocardial Infarction
|1105-1145||The Right Heart
Right ventricular function, pulmonary embolism and pulmonary hypertension.
|1245-1415||Mirral and Aortic Regugitation
What causes regurgitation? Detecting regurgitation, Understanding the nature of color Doppler jets, quantifying regurgitation, Clinical examples - practice session.
|1435-1500||Pericardial Effusion and Tamponade
Typical features of pericardial effusion, types of effusion, does effusion cause hemodynamic impairment?