Introduction to Adult Echocardiography Ultrasound Course

Introduction to Adult Echocardiography Ultrasound Course

Introduction to Adult Echocardiography Ultrasound Course:

Introduction to Adult Echocardiography Ultrasound Course (7/17-7/21) is designed to provide a strong foundation to perform and/or interpret adult cardiac ultrasound examinations. Introduction to Adult Echocardiography Ultrasound Course is taught by leading echocardiography ultrasound experts, and includes comprehensive lectures, interactive case studies using an audience response system, and extensive hands on scanning featuring a 3:1 hands-on ratio using live models for the most hands on scan time.

  • Available as a Live, Online, Webinar and Blended Course (Online + Scan Workshop)
  • 3:1 Participant to Instructor Bedside Scanning Ratio (The Best in the Ultrasound Industry)
  • Additional Training Videos, and Books are also available to assist in your training
  • ACCME Accredited
  • The Most Comprehensive Adult Echo Course Available
  • Increase Diagnostic Skills & Scanning Proficiency
  • Human Heart Cadaver Lab to Visualize Disease
  • 271 Cases Covering Common Pathologies
  • Ability to Scan Live Models with Normal Anatomy & Pathologies

Introduction to Adult Echocardiography Ultrasound Course Credits:

40 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
Approved for 40 MOC point(s)
37.75 hour(s) of ACEP Category 1 Credit
34.25  ASRT Category A Credit(s)

Introduction to Adult Echocardiography Ultrasound Course Topics Covered:

  • Imaging Fundamentals
  • Anatomy of the Heart and EKG
  • 2D Evaluation of Cardiac Anatomy, Measurements, and Normal Values
  • Parasternal and Suprasternal Windows
  • Apical and Subcostal Windows
  • Doppler Fundamentals & Color Doppler
  • Pulsed & Continuous Wave Doppler
  • Mitral & Aortic Valves (Evaluation & Disease)
  • Cardiomyopathies
  • Gross Anatomy Workshop
  • Right Heart Disease
  • Coronary Heart Dieases
  • Diastolic Function/Contrast Echocardiography
  • Pericardial Disease & Cardiac Masses

Introduction to Adult Echocardiography Ultrasound Course Expert Faculty:

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Christie Hill Jordan, BS, RDCS, RCS, RCIS, FASE
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Diane Debich-Spicer, PA (ASCP)
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Richard Palma, BS, RDCS, RCS, ACS, FASE, FSDMS
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Daniel Bourque, MS, RCS, FASE
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Lori Green, BA, RT, RDMS, RDCS, RVT

Registration is quick, affordable and easy for the Introduction to Adult Echocardiography Ultrasound Course. Click or Call. http://www.gcus.com/courses/about.asp?course=1098/Introduction-to-Adult-Echocardiography | 727.363.4500

 

Introduction Peripheral Vascular Duplex/Color Flow Course

Introduction Peripheral Vascular Duplex/Color Flow Course

Introduction Peripheral Vascular Duplex/Color Flow Course:

Introduction Peripheral Vascular Duplex/Color Flow Course (May 11-12) is the perfect course for obtaining a strong foundation for performing and/or interpreting upper & lower extremity peripheral arterial and venous ultrasound examinations. Introduction Peripheral Vascular Duplex/Color Flow Course is taught by leading vascular and interactive case presentations by the masters of Peripheral Vascular Ultrasound. Introduction Peripheral Vascular Duplex/Color Flow Course you will experience extensive hands-on scanning, featuring a 3:1 ratio with live models.

Introduction Peripheral Vascular Duplex/Color Flow Course is taught by leading Peripheral Vascular Duplex/Color Flow Imaging Course Course Experts. Introduction Peripheral Vascular Duplex/Color Flow Course is also offered as a Blended Education (Online Course + Scan Workshop) option where you would complete the online course prior to the course begin date and come to our campus on St. Pete Beach, Florida for the afternoon scan workshops. If you can’t make it to our campus on St. Pete Beach, Florida, this course is also offered as a live (real time) interactive webinar.

  • Available as a Live, Online, Webinar and Blended Course (Online + Scan Workshop)
  • 3:1 Participant to Instructor Bedside Scanning Ratio (The Best in the Ultrasound Industry)
  • Additional Training Videos, and Books are also available to assist in your training
  • ACCME Accredited

Introduction Peripheral Vascular Duplex/Color Flow Course Credits:

16 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
Approved for 16 MOC point(s)
13.5  ASRT Category A Credit(s)

Introduction Peripheral Vascular Duplex/Color Flow Course Topics Covered:

  • Venous Anatomy, Scan Techniques & Normal Characteristics
  • Duplex / Color Evaluation of LE, UE DVT
  • Evaluation of Venous Insufficiency
  • Duplex / Color Evaluation for Venous Ablation Procedures
  • Types of Vein Ablation Procedures
  • Pre-Procedure Mapping
  • Post-procedure Mapping
  • LE Arterial Anatomy & Physiology
  • Clinical Exam & Indirect Testing
  • Direct Testing & Duplex Scanning
  • Live Demo: Arterial Duplex of Lower Arterial Disease

Introduction Peripheral Vascular Duplex/Color Flow Course Expert Faculty:

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Phillip J Bendick, PhD, RVT, FSDMS, FSVU
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Rob Daigle, BA, RVT, FSVU, FSDMS

Registration is quick, affordable and easy. Click or Call. http://www.gcus.com/courses/about.asp?course=1086/Introduction-to-Peripheral-Vascular-Duplex-Color-Flow-Imaging | 727.363.4500

Echocardiography Ultrasound Course (July 17-21)

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Conquer the field of Adult Echocardiography Ultrasound with Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute’s Adult Echocardiography Ultrasound Course. Combine didactic lectures and ample hands-on practice on live models to provide the perfect foundation for medical professionals. For a more flexible agenda, the Blended Echocardiography Course Option combines a comprehensive Online Course and a Scanning Skills Workshop to give you the lectures on your PC, laptop, tablet, or smart phone with a generous 5 half days hands-on scanning only course.

What To Expect:

  • The Most Comprehensive Adult Echo Course Available
  • Increase Diagnostic Skills & Scanning Proficiency
  • 271 Cases Covering Common Pathologies
  • 3:1 Participant/Instructor Ratio for Maximum Hands on Scanning
  • Ability to Scan Live Models with Normal Anatomy & Pathologies
  • Human Heart Cadaver Lab to Visualize Disease

Topics Covered:

  • Imaging Fundamentals
  • Anatomy of the Heart and EKG
  • 2D Evaluation of Cardiac Anatomy, Measurements, and Normal Values
  • Parasternal and Suprasternal Windows
  • Apical and Subcostal Windows
  • Doppler Fundamentals & Color Doppler
  • Pulsed & Continuous Wave Doppler
  • Mitral & Aortic Valves (Evaluation & Disease)
  • Cardiomyopathies
  • Gross Anatomy Workshop
  • Right Heart Disease
  • Coronary Heart Dieases
  • Diastolic Function/Contrast Echocardiography
  • Pericardial Disease & Cardiac Masses

To Register:

Click or Call. http://www.gcus.com/cme/?specialty=adult-echo | 727.363.4500

Expert Faculty:

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Christie Hill Jordan, BS, RDCS, RCS, RCIS, FASE
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Diane Debich-Spicer, PA (ASCP)
@(instructor.InstructorName)

Richard Palma, BS, RDCS, RCS, ACS, FASE, FSDMS
@(instructor.InstructorName)

Daniel Bourque, MS, RCS, FASE
@(instructor.InstructorName)

Lori Green, BA, RT, RDMS, RDCS, RVT

 

Study shows FaceTime with iPhone is successful in teaching Cardiac Ultrasound remotely

Oct 21, 2013 by Farah Moustafa

iphone holder for handheld ultrasound equipmentPocket sized ultrasound devices (PUDs) have  potential to  improve global health care delivery due  to their potential role in areas with limited resources. Although theoretically  they have much promise, their use has been limited due to a lack of imaging protocol and trained users.

This particular study, titled — “Feasibility of remote real-time guidance of a cardiac examination performed by novices using a pocket-sized ultrasound device” looked at the cardiac limited ultrasound exam (CLUE)  to screen for  left ventricular (LV) systolic dysfunction, left atrial (LA) enlargement, ultrasound lung comets, and elevated central venous pressure (CVP).

Previous studies have shown that CLUE not only provides diagnostic and prognostic data, but also confers the potential of wireless transmission of data (unavailable for traditional  bedside cardiac exams).

Objectives:

To determine the feasibility of utilizing low-cost smartphone based  applications that allow wireless video conferencing to guide novice users in using  CLUE.

Study Conclusion:

A novice with limited training can perform CLUE  using PUD when wirelessly guided by an expert (using FaceTime — explained in the Methods section below). This method can increase the use of PUD and help in emergency settings and medical triage.

Commentary and Implication to mHealth:

CLUE screens for signs associated with potentially life-threatening diagnoses. For example, LV systolic dysfunction detected by CLUE occurs acutely in  myocardial infarctions, septic shock, and acute heart failure.  Based on the results of this study, Facetime technology can be used with PUDs to perform CLUE in emergency settings when cardiologists are not on the scene.

Not only would these signs evaluate acute cardiac processes, but the eCVP for example, can help differentiate between different types of shock.  Using tools that allow healthcare providers to communicate with experts and consult specialists can save valuable time and minimize  morbidity and mortality and lead to better patient outcomes. This was a relatively small study and needs further and larger studies that  investigate using other signs  that can be present in emergency situations. Also, as this has implied use as a screening tool in emergency scenarios, one would hope the technology should achieve higher sensitivity (study’s sensitivity was 0.67).

Ipod holder on an ultrasound device

 

Methods:

Three trainees in San Diego, California with less than one-hour device orientation and no previous ultrasound experience performed CLUE using a PUD ( either the Vscan, GE Healthcare, or the P10, Siemens Healthcare) attached to an iPhone 4 or iPod using a mount. The mount  enabled the iPhone/iPod’s front facing VGA camera to be facing the PUD display screen using the Apple’s Facetime — data from subjects’ ultrasound was transmitted to an off-site cardiologist’s iPod. The  off-site cardiologist then assessed the quality of the images and trainee’s image acquiring technique  and provided remote audiovisual guidance and interpretation of CLUE signs to  the trainees.

The accuracy and quality of the PUD transmitted images was then compared to the gold standard echocardiograms performed by a registered sonographer. Values such as diagnostic sensitivity, specificity, accuracy, positive and negative predictive value were  derived by using the standard echocardiogram for reference.

Ultrasound and iphones

Results:

In all 27 subjects, there was successful transmission of Ultrasound images and guidance from offsite physicians. 2/27 transmissions were dropped and re-initiated. Remotely-guided novice image yielded adequate CLUE views with 90% success versus sonographer imaging which achieved 96% success(p <0.05). Compared to the gold-standard echo thresholds, CLUE had a combined sensitivity of 0.67, specificity  of 0.96, and an accuracy of 0.90 .

Article Name: Feasibility of remote real-time guidance of a cardiac examination performed by novices using a pocket-sized ultrasound device.
Authors:  Mai TV, Ahn DT, Phillips CT, Agan DL, Kimura BJ.
Journal Published:  Emerg Med Int.
Date Published:  August 20, 2013
Citation:  Emerg Med Int. 2013;2013:627230. doi: 10.1155/2013/627230. Epub 2013 Aug 20.

 Reference:
http://www.imedicalapps.com/2013/10/facetime-iphone-ipod-teaching-cardiac-ultrasound-remote/