Focused Echocardiography in the Critically ill
This is a one day course which comprises a 50:50 mixture of didactic lectures and small group hands-on training with a ratio of 1 instructor: 3 candidates.
The course is aimed at those with no or limited experience of transthoracic echo who are involved in the care of acutely ill patients (e.g. acute medicine, emergency medicine and critical care clinicians).
The course is approved by the Intensive Care Society for focussed intensive care echocardiography accreditation (FICE) and the Royal College of Anaesthetists for 5 CPD points.
Achieve 4 standard TTE views: parasternal long axis, parasternal short, apical 4 chamber, subcostal
Image interpretation: diagnosis of potentially treatable causes of cardiac arrest/ circulatory collapse (Myocardial insufficiency, Pericardial collection, Pulmonary embolus, Hypovolaemia)
Understand the pitfalls and limitations of focused echocardiography
Understand the requirements & mechanisms for achieving FICE accreditation
Course Fee: £150 (£250 for CUSIC and FICE when booked together). (Accommodation extra)