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Introduction to Adult Echocardiography

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Introduction to Adult Echocardiography

Time: December 3, 2018 at 7:45am to December 7, 2018 at 4:30pm
Location: Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute
Street: 111 2nd Ave. NE, Suite 800
City/Town: St. Petersburg
Website or Map: https://www.gcus.com/
Phone: 7273634500
Event Type: live, cme, seminar
Organized By: Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc
Latest Activity: Oct 19, 2017

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Event Description

Introduction to Adult Echocardiography Training Course is a five (5) day echocardiography course in St. Petersburg, FL that is taught by leading echocardiography experts and is designed to provide a strong foundation to perform and/or interpret adult cardiac ultrasound examinations. You will enjoy industry leading hands-on training with a 3:1 faculty to participant hands-on scan ratio with normal anatomy and pathologies that is specifically designed for physicians, sonographers and other medical professionals who need echocardiography training. The Introduction to Adult Echocardiography Training Course is held at multiple dates throughout the year, making it the perfect course for both local participants and participants traveling to Florida.

Topics

  • Imaging Fundamentals
  • Anatomy of the Heart and EKG
  • 2D Evaluation of Cardiac Anatomy: Parasternal, Apical, Subcostal, and Suprasternal Windows
  • 2D Measurements and Normal Values
  • Doppler Fundamentals
  • Color Doppler: Evaluation sites & normal flow patterns
  • Pulsed & Continuous Wave Doppler
  • Mitral & Aortic Valves
  • Cardiomyopathies
  • Gross Anatomy Workshop
  • Doppler Evaluation of MVD and AVD
  • Right Heart Disease
  • Coronary Heart Dieases
  • Diastolic Function/Contrast Echocardiography
  • Pericardial Disease & Cardiac Masses
  • Live Scanning Demonstrations

 

Objectives

  • Increase the participant’s knowledge to better perform and/or interpret Echocardiography examinations.
  • Demonstrate proper transducer manipulation and system optimization to produce diagnostic images (sonographer) and recognize potential imaging errors (Physician).
  • Demonstrate routine scan protocols to evaluate an adult patient using 2D/M-Mode/Color Flow & Doppler echocardiographic techniques.
  • Perform standard 2D, m-mode and Doppler measurements
  • Identify normal/abnormal characteristics of 2D cardiac anatomy.
  • State the role of cardiac Doppler and list the necessary qualitative/quantitative measurements.
  • Identify the ultrasound findings associated with valvular heart disease, cardiomyopathies, ischemic heart disease, pericardial disease and cardiac masses.
  • List the latest imaging techniques in quantification of right and left ventricle wall motion. Document findings and apply standardized guidelines during compilation of an Echocardiography worksheet (sonographer) and dictated report (Physician).
  • List the steps necessary for system optimization during contrast echo imaging.
  • Increase confidence to incorporate protocols, techniques & interpretation criteria to improve diagnostic/treatment accuracy.

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