ECHO - Tuesday 13 & Wednesday 14 CCU - Thursday 15
Please note that we have the package of 2 days Echo + 1 day CCU available for sale or you can buy the 2 days of Echo only, but the CCU 1 day is not sold separately.
Echocardiography is an essential clinical tool for any critical care practitioner.
Vital questions that echocardiography can help you to answer include:
Why is my patient hypotensive – Is there evidence of cardiac tamponade or ischaemia?
Why can’t I wean my patient off the ventilator - Is cardiac dysfunction contributing?
What’s the volume status - Is my patient still underfilled?
The Alfred ICU runs a two day course on critical care echocardiography. The emphasis is on:
Practical (TTE) echo skills acquisition – 2:1 participant: instructor ratio
Interpreting echo data in the context of critical care scenarios
Developing reporting skills. Assisting preparation for formal echocardiography qualifications.
The teaching faculty comprises echocardiography-trained critical care consultants. Our aim is for you to gain practical echocardiography knowledge and skills that you can immediately apply to your patients. This course is a vital step towards you achieving confidence and competence in critical care echocardiography.
Each course is limited to 24 participants.
Details of the online pre-reading for this course will be sent by email four weeks prior to the course. A participation certificate will be issued at the course for all delegates who successfully complete the course requirements of two day attendance. There will be drinks and nibbles at a nearby venue for all Echo course participants and faculty on the evening of the first day and this hospitality is included.
This course has been submitted to the:
This course has been approved by CICM as an Echo & Ultrasound Course that must be completed prior to the Transition year.
Critical Care Ultrasound
One of the major advances in critical care medicine in the last decade has been the explosion in point-of-care ultrasound technology. Utilising ultrasound on our patients at the bedside improves patient care and adds to safety and efficacy of diagnosis and procedures in the critically ill patient. Today, ultrasound guided procedures and diagnosis is becoming the standard of care.
The Critical Care Ultrasound course is aimed at equipping practitioners involved in the care of critically ill patients- intensivists, emergency physicians, anaesthetists and general physicians with the necessary technical and cognitive skills to utilise this technology.
This course can teach you the following:
Real time vascular access including femoral and neck anatomy as well as peripheral veins (PICC) and arteries
DVT screening study
Rapid diagnosis of AAA
Basics of lung ultrasound including the diagnosis of pulmonary oedema, consolidation and pneumothorax using ultrasound (BLUE protocol)
Pleural disease including quantification of pleural effusions
Limited neck ultrasound for percutaneous tracheostomy, identification of goiter and ETT placement.
The course is a mixture of small group didactic teaching with hands on sessions using normal volunteers, ultrasound phantoms for vascular access and pathological models for FAST scanning (peritoneal dialysis) and AAA. Thes one day course precedes the two day Critical Care Echocardiography Course and complements this course very well for the practitioner interested in all aspects of critical care ultrasound.
Places are limited to 24 to maintain an instructor: candidate ratio of 1:4 for all hands on sessions.
The faculty comprises an enthusiastic group of intensivists and emergency physicians with a strong interest in critical care ultrasound. A number of the faculty members have completed the DDU (Critical Care). This course will also provide a good basis for those wishing to prepare for the DDU Critical Care Ultrasound.
Details of the online pre-reading for this course will be sent by email four weeks prior to the course (it is the same as the ECHO pre reading). A participation certificate will be issued at the course for all delegates who successfully complete the course requirements of one days attendance. There will be drinks and nibbles at a nearby hotel following the CCU Course and this hospitality is included.
This course has been submitted to the:
Tuesday, 13 June, 2017 - Thursday, 15 June, 2017 8:30 AM - 6:00 PME. Australia Time
Monash Teaching FacilitiesLevel 5, The Alfred Centre55 Commercial RoadPrahran, VIC(AUS) 3181
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