2019 GETTING STARTED IN ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY

4 DAY WORKSHOP

Workshop Dates:  February 5-8, March 5-8, May 14-17, July 23-26, September 17-20, November 12-15

Tuition Fee:
$3200 (inc-GST)
28 CPD points and a certificate will be awarded on completion of this program.
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About the Workshop

Designed to FAST TRACK Trainee Echocardiographers during the first 3 months of training and take the pressure off Senior Echocardiographers.  The enormous practical training component of this unique program will ensure skills are remembered and pathology understood.  Highly recommended for Cardiology Fellows (adult & paediatric) and Advanced Cardiac Trainees – start your echo placement with confidence in 2019.

Learn valuable skills in this comprehensive 4 DAY workshop developed by Ruth Ramm.

Workshops are suitable for Cardiac Technicians, Trainee Echocardiographers, Cardiac Fellows (Adult & Paediatric) and Medical Professionals wanting a great start to their Echocardiography Training.

 

Topics Included

  • Echo windows & Echo views
  • Cardiac anatomy
  • Valvular Heart Disease
  • Ventricular Diastolic and Systolic function
  • Doppler Haemodynamics (Bernoulli Eq, Flow Eq & Continuity Eq)
  • Normal Echo protocol and Machine Controls
  • Case Studies – Cardiac Tamponade, Acute PE, Ventricular dysfunction and many more…

HANDS-ON scanning each day of the course – 30 university students and senior community members will be scanned during this program and you will develop the tricks of the trade in finding and optimising Echo images.

Workshop Venue

Wesley Hospital, Brisbane

Facilitator

Ruth Ramm

Workshop Schedule

9:00Course Overview
9:15Basic Cardiac Anatomy & Echo Windows. Normal Cardiac Structure & Function of the Parasternal Views
10:30MORNING TEA
11:00The Ultrasound Machine - Setup, Transducers, Image acquisition & ECG controls.
11:30“Tricks of the Trade” - How to Obtain & Optimise Parasternal Views.
12:00LUNCH
12:30Practical Session
1:30Practical Session
2:30Practical Session
3:30Case Studies of Parasternal Images
4:00HOMEWORK
9:00Machine Overview
9:15Doppler Haemodynamics - Bernoulli's Eq, Flow Eq & Continuity Eq
10:30MORNING TEA
11:00Normal Cardiac Structure & Function of the Apical Views. Coronary Artery Distribution.
11:40"Tricks of the Trade" - How to Obtain & Optimise Apical Views
12:00LUNCH
12:30Practical Session
1:30Practical Session
2:30Practical Session
3:30Case Studies of Apical Views
4:00HOMEWORK
9:00Machine Activity
9:15LV Systolic & Diastolic Function Assessment
10:30MORNING TEA
10:40Normal Cardiac Structure & Function of the Subcostal & Suprasternal Views.
11:15"Tricks of the Trade" - How to Obtain & Optimise Subcostal & Suprasternal Views.
11:45LUNCH
12:30Practical Session
1:30Practical Session
2:30Practical Session
3:30Case Study Review
4:00HOMEWORK
9:00Machine Activity
9:15Valve Stenosis - Aortic Stenosis & Mitral Stenosis
10:30MORNING TEA
10:40Valve Regurgitation - Aortic Regurgitation & Mitral Regurgitation
11:30LUNCH
12:00Practical Session
1:00Practical Session
2:00Right Heart Assessment
2:30Practical Session
3:30Workshop Conclusion