About this course
Want to get started with echocardiography but confounded by cardiac ultrasound? This 2 part course is here to help start you on your echo expeditions and improve your practical scanning ability.
The first day of the course includes a variety of lectures, demonstrations and practical sessions with emphasis on getting as much hands-on time as possible.
Throughout the day topics covered include; how to optimise use of your equipment for cardiac ultrasound, indications for performing echocardiography, which cardiac views offer the most diagnostic information and how to achieve them. You will learn and practice obtaining the right-sided echocardiographic views and discuss how best to interpret them including basic measurements. A brief overview of Doppler use and relevant case discussions will also be covered.
Having attended the basic echo part 1 day and put your skills into practice, delegates are invited to come back to discuss some cases you’ve seen and hone your practical skills.
The second day focuses on continued practical learning including further optimisation of your right sided views, use of Doppler during an echo exam, both colour and spectral Doppler. Left-sided echocardiography views will be considered with an option for practical application. Where possible, delegates should bring some example cases they have examined during time in practice following attendance of part 1. A case-based discussion will follow the practical elements, including discussion about cardiac case decision making.
Key learning objectives
On day 1 the course will cover:
On day 2 delegates can expect to:
Equipment and Facilities
IMV imaging will provide all the necessary ultrasound equipment.
Please note that because of the difficulty providing animals for scanning, delegates are kindly requested to bring a friendly dog with them for the duration of the day. Kennelling accommodation for the dogs will be available to use if required.
It is important that the dogs can be clipped as required for echocardiography.
Did you know - every delegate who brings a dog is entered into a prize draw on the course day to win a £75 Amazon voucher??!!
Each day will be informal and relaxed with maximum time for hands-on learning.
Arrive for tea and coffee from 8:30am, ready to begin the lecture at 9am. We’ll aim to finish by 4.30pm which will count for 7 hours of CPD.
Places are limited to a maximum of 12 delegates so book your place early to avoid disappointment.
Course notes, refreshments and lunch will be provided.
Part 1: 23rd September 2020
Part 2: 19th November 2020
BVSc GPCertSAP CertAVP(VC) DipECVIM-CA(Cardiology) MRCVS
South Staffordshire College
7 hours CPD/10 CVE points for each day
IMV customers £765 plus VAT
Non-IMV customers £855 plus VAT
The discounted rate above is applied to delegates who book both days of our 2 part echocardiography course, however if you would like to book one day only, please contact [email protected] to secure your place.
For any other booking or payment enquiries please contact [email protected].
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