Cardiology Clinical Ultrasound Training

Learn the basic principles and artifacts of point of care cardiac ultrasound imaging and how to optimize image acquisition of the heart. Learn to identify and determine the size of pericardial effusion. Learn how to describe basic findings indicating right heart strain and method for determining if a pulmonary embolism is possibly present.
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Price US$799.00
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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:

  • Point-of-Care Echocardiography
  • Transducer Selection & Settings
  • Imaging Conventions & Windows
  • Inferior Vena Cava ( IVC ) Evaluation
  • Patient Positioning
  • 8 Pathologic Cardiology Case Studies, including Pulmonary Embolism, Cardiac Tamponade, Pericardial Effusion, Pleural Effusion
  • 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, 18 Adult & 2 Pediatric
  • Relevant Findings/Pathology: Normal Adult & Pediatric Patients; Pericardial Effusion Patients; Pericardial Tamponade Patient; Moderate Dilated Cardiomyopathy Case; Severe Dilated Cardiomyopathy Case; Cardiomyopathy with Pleural Effusion Patient; Cardiomyopathy with Pacemaker Wire Cases; Severe Pulmonary Hypertension Patient; Right Heart Overload with McConnell’s Sign Case
  • Scanning Approaches: Parasternal, Apical, Subcostal, Suprasternal, IVC
  • Transducer Types: Phased Array
  • Special Case Features: Anatomic Layer Removal

Continued Medical Education

This Cardiology Core Clinical Module will teach you the basics of point-of-care echocardiography. This Module provides comprehensive didactic instruction, 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 4 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 4 hours of ACEP Category I credit.