The hands-on Intro to Adult Echocardiography Course is designed to provide a strong foundation to perform and/or interpret adult cardiac ultrasound examinations in accordance with ASE ultrasound practice guidelines. This unique program is taught by leading echocardiography experts and includes lectures, interactive case studies, and extensive hands-on scanning, featuring a 3:1 ratio with live models.Special break-out sessions are conducted for system optimization, Measurement workshops, human cadaver anatomy lab, and interactive interpretation sessions using an audience response system.This hands-on cardiac ultrasound training course includes the review of 200+ cases to improve the learners’ ability to recognize commonly seen pathology and improve diagnostic confidence.The Introduction to Adult Echocardiography Seminar is approved for 40.0 AMA PRA Category 1 credits™ (also meets ARDMS and ICAEL CME requirements). In addition, the adult cardiac ultrasound training workshop is approved for 38.0 Category A ASRT Credits.This hands-on adult echo course is intended for any medical professional involved with performing emergency ultrasound examinations. Participants may include (but is not limited to): emergency, trauma, critical care, surgeons, hospitalists, internal medicine, primary care physicians, PA’s and sonographers. For more information, or to register, plesae visit: www.gcus.com At the completion of this program, the participant should be able to: Describe the basics of cardiac anatomy/physiology.Discuss the physics of cardiac ultrasound & Doppler echocardiography.Apply routine scan protocols during a 2D/M-Mode/Doppler (pulsedwave, continuous wave and color flow Imaging) echocardiographic examination and appropriate measurements.Identify normal/abnormal characteristics of 2D cardiac anatomy and explain the role of cardiac Doppler and the necessary qualitative/quantitative measurements.Discuss the ultrasound findings associated with valvular heart disease, cardiomyopathies, ischemic heart disease (CAD), pericardial disease and cardiac masses.Assess cardiac Doppler/color indications, applications, normal/abnormal waveform characteristics, Doppler measurements and color characteristics in the adult patient.Examine the latest imaging techniques in quantification of right and left ventricle wall motion.Integrate standarized guidelines for the dictated echocardiography report.Recognize the basic principles of contrast echocardiography and its role in LV opacification, Doppler signal enhancement, trauma, evaluation of masses and congenital abnormalities.Increase the participant’s knowledge to better perform and/or interpret
echocardiography examinations.Course Topics:Imaging fundamentalsHeart anatomy/electrocardiography2D/M Mode characterization of cardiac anatomyM-Mode and 2D measurementsFundamentals of Doppler (Pulsed, CW and CFI)Comprehensive 2D and Doppler echocardiogramMitral valve/Aortic valve diseaseCardiomyopathiesDoppler eval. of MVD & AVDRight heart diseaseLive demo: Comprehensive echocardiography examinationInterpretation workshopCoronary heart diseaseDiastolic function/contrastPericardial disease/Cardiac massesHands-on sessions
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