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Advanced Focus Assessed Transthoracic Echocardiography

Dates: 8 June 2019 (Saturday)
Venue: Groote Schuur Hospital
​Time: 08h00 to 15h30 

Course fee is R 1 500 per person

CPD points =  8  | Level 1 

Advanced Focus Assessed Transthoracic Echocardiography (FATE) is aimed at providing advanced echocardiographic skills (comprehensive imaging and Doppler echocardiography) for the non-cardiologist in order to perform point-of-care cardiopulmonary evaluation and subsequently, optimisation of emergent cardiac and respiratory conditions

This is an Advanced FATE workshop aimed at physicians from all specialities e.g.: Anaesthesiologists, intensivists, emergency physicians, internal medicine physicians and surgeons requiring time-sensitive information regarding patient care.

In addition to the hands-on training session, participants will be required to complete an 8-hour e-learning component. The unique USabcd.org interactive e-learning provides the theoretical basis for the practical component. The e-learning covers equipment and skills, extended imaging views, basic Doppler, Doppler for the assessment of pressure, cardiac output and diastolic function. All e-learning modules must be completed prior to the hands-on workshop.

There will also be an assessment to evaluate participants ability to gain advanced FATE views and perform measurements.

Course Content:

The following topics will be covered in the workshop in groups of 4-5 participants with live models:

  • Repetition of the content of the basic FATE workshop
  • Extended 2-dimensional imaging views
  • Basic Doppler ultrasound principals
  • Advanced Doppler ultrasound for pressure estimation, cardiac output estimation and assessment of diastolic function (Continuous/Pulse wave doppler)
  • Advanced clinical scenario training

Pre-course qualifications: Participation in a Basic Cardiac Ultrasound (FATE) course or similar is required for this course.      

Certificate of  Attendance and CPD points will be issued to participants on successful completion of the course.

For more information or to register email ce.administration@uct.ac.za

Registration Deadline: Friday 10 May 2019

Only participants registered for the workshop will be eligible to attend. Limited space available.

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