NOTICE: This course has been postponed until further notice. We will communicate the new dates once the course has been scheduled.
Dates: Postponed until further notice Venue: Groote Schuur Hospital Time: 08h00 to 15h30
Course fee is R 1 800 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.
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.
A Certificate of Attendance and CPD points will be issued to participants of the course.