This Focused Cardiac Ultrasound ( FoCUS ) - Part II: Advanced Clinical Module explores the use of focused cardiac ultrasound to detect and assess valvular heart disease (i.e., aortic, mitral, tricuspid, and pulmonary valvulopathy).Standard and advanced cardiac imaging windows (e.g., suprasternal) and imaging views, including apical two-chamber, apical three-chamber, RVIT, and RVOT views, are described. The use of color-flow, pulsed-wave, and continuous-wave Doppler for evaluating valvular pathology is explained. In-module questions further develop your understanding and a final mastery test will assess your didactic knowledge.
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 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 5 hours of ACEP Category I credit.