Aorta & Inferior Vena Cava ( IVC ) Clinical Ultrasound Training

Learn how to evaluate aortic anatomy and identify abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) with ultrasound. How to evaluate IVC anatomy and how to estimate central venous pressure (CVP) are also discussed. Practical application factors including transducer selection, imaging techniques, and scanning approaches are covered.
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Price US$599.00
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How it Works

Each SonoSim module contains:

  • A Didactic, Cloud-Based, Multimedia Course
  • Real-Time Knowledge Checks & a Mastery Test
  • A Series of Hands-On, Real Patient Scanning Cases Accessed with the SonoSimulator® Ultrasound Probe

The SonoSimulator Ultrasound Probe is a one-time purchase and is your access key to the SonoSim modules you license annually. License to each module is purchased in the first year, and maintained with an annual membership fee. Keep scanning and maintain all your member benefits, including annual access to all your modules, with your low annual membership fee of $295 (complimentary in your first year).

Course Highlights

SonoSim cloud-based, multimedia, didactic courses are created by leading ultrasound experts, and are internet accessible immediately after purchase, on any device. There are knowledge checks with real-time feedback throughout each course, as well as a Mastery Test that is automatically graded.

The course in this module covers topics including:

  • Ultrasound Applications for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms (AAAs)
  • Aortic Anatomy
  • Sonography Anatomy & Characteristics
  • Transducer Selection & Settings
  • Patient Positioning
  • 6 AAA Case Studies, as well as Cases of Aortic Dissection, Saccular Aneurysm and AAA with a Graft
  • Inferior Vena Cava ( IVC ) Evaluation
  • Central Venous Pressure ( CVP ) Estimation
  • Tips, Pitfalls, & Complications

SonoSimulator Scanning Cases

The SonoSimulator® helps develop and maintain the critical visuomotor and visuospatial skills that are central to image acquisition and interpretation with real patient imagery, expert tutorials on-demand, and real-time feedback on success.

The 20 real patient scanning cases in this module include and cover:

  • Patient Types: Male & Female; 17 Adult & 3 Pediatric
  • Relevant Findings/Pathology: Normal Adult & Pediatric Patients, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Patients, Aortic Aneurysm with Mural Thrombus Patient, Aortic Aneurysm with Endovascular Stent Patient, Fusiform Abdominal Aneurysm Patient, Hypovolemic IVC Caval Index Patient, Normovolemic IVC Caval Index Patient, Hypervolemic IVC Caval Index Patient
  • Doppler & Imaging Modes: Color-Flow Doppler, Power Doppler, Pulse-Wave Doppler
  • Transducer Types: Linear, Curvilinear, Phased Array
  • Special Case Features: Abdominal CT Imaging, Anatomic Layer Removal

Continued Medical Education

This Aorta & Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) Clinical Ultrasound Module will teach you how to perform ultrasonography of the aorta and inferior vena cava. This Module provides comprehensive didactic, knowledge assessment, and hands-on training.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the American College of Emergency Physicians, the Illinois College of Emergency Physicians, and SonoSim, Inc. The American College of Emergency Physicians is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American College of Emergency Physicians designates this enduring material for a maximum of 3.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Approved by the American College of Emergency Physicians for a maximum of 3.5 hours of ACEP Category I credit.