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For specialists in Emergency, Acute, Critical Care and Anaesthesia. An advanced and practical course focused on the use of Ultrasound in the assessment of critically ill patients designed for Acute Physicians, Anaesthetists, Intensivists and Emergency Physicians on Monday 21 November 2016 at The IoM3, 297 Euston Rd, London NW1 3AQ

[Fully booked! Next available on Wednesday 14 June 2017]

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Course fee:

£315 (inc. 20% VAT)
6 CPD Points – Certificate of attendance will be issued.

HeartWorks pathology recognition available for use at the course:

Cardiac Tamponade HeartWorks TTE Mobile

Full course programme

(Download and print)

About the Course:

Heart on the screen of ultrasound machineThis one day course is aimed at all doctors who are involved in the assessment of acutely unwell patients and as such is aimed at trainees/specialists in Critical Care, Anaesthesia, Acute Medicine and Emergency Medicine. Echocardiography is a valuable investigation in acutely unwell patients providing information on the structural integrity and performance of the heart. It takes many years to develop a full skill set and provide comprehensive diagnostic information. However, there is good evidence that a short period of training allows the non cardiologist to use cardiac ultrasound to perform a limited ECHO and provide reliable information in specific areas including left ventricular function, identifying pericardial effusions/tamponade, identifying valvular dysfunction and assessing right ventricular pressure overload (massive and submassive pulmonary embolism) (Jackson 2000, Mandavia 2001, Moore 2002, Ranazzo 2003). Clinical evaluation of the prevailing haemodynamic process in shocked patients has been shown to be unreliable (Boldt 1994) and may be supplemented by ECHO (Randazzo 2003). Limited ECHO has also been shown to be a useful adjuvant in rapidly assessing patients in cardiac arrest providing information on the aetiology and prognosis.This course concentrates on providing non cardiologists with basic skills to assist in the assessment and resuscitation of acutely unwell patients. It is best suited to those who have some basic knowledge of ultrasound techniques. All candidates should read through the lecture and try to visit their echocardiography (or ultrasound) departments prior to the course to maximise learning.

The objectives of the day are for the candidates to be able to perform the following:

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