FoCUS Advanced Clinical Ultrasound Training Part 2

Learn how to identify and evaluate the unique sonographic characteristics of valvular regurgitant and stenotic disorders of the heart as part of Focused Cardiac Ultrasound ( FoCUS ). Learn the ideal echocardiographic windows to use to detect valvular heart disorders. Learn to evaluate specific valvular disorders affecting the aortic, mitral, pulmonic, and tricuspid valves using ultrasound.

This is the second part in a 2 module set. See FoCUS Advanced Clinical Ultrasound Training Part 1 for more.

CME Credits:
5.5
Cases:
10
Price $899.00
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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:

  • Anatomy & Physiology of the Heart
  • Transducer Selection & Machine Setting Review
  • Echocardiographic Technique & Ultrasound Windows
  • Doppler Imaging including Spectral and Color-Flow
  • Case Studies on Valvular Regurgitation & Valvular Stenosis, including Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonic Valve Dysfunction

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 10 real patient scanning cases in this module include and cover:

  • Patient Types: Adult Only, Male & Female
  • Relevant Findings/Pathology: Aortic Valve Regurgitation with Bicuspid Aortic Valve, Moderate Aortic Valve Regurgitation and Mild Pulmonic Valve Regurgitation, Severe Aortic Stenosis, Prosthetic Mitral Valve, Severe Mitral Valve Regurgitation and Severe Cardiomyopathy, Mitral Stenosis, Moderate-to-Severe Tricuspid Valve Regurgitation, Severe Pulmonary Hypertension with Severe Tricuspid and Pulmonary Regurgitation, Cardiac Mass, Pericardial Effusion, Pleural Effusion, and Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy with Diminished LVEF
  • Doppler & Imaging Modes: Color-Flow Doppler, Continuous-Wave Doppler, Pulsed-Wave Doppler, M-Mode
  • Scanning Approaches: Parasternal, Apical, Proximal IVC, Subcostal, Suprasternal
  • Transducer Types: Phased Array
  • Special Case Features: Cardiac Calipers, Anatomic Layer Removal

Continued Medical Education

The SonoSim® Ultrasound Training Solution – Focused Cardiac Ultrasound (FoCUS) – Part II: Advanced Clinical Module explores the use of ultrasound to detect and assess valvular heart disease, and, specifically, teaches the ideal echocardiographic windows for detecting valvular heart disorders, the approach to both valvular-regurgitant and stenotic disorders, and the evaluation of specific valvular disorders affecting the aortic, mitral, pulmonic, and tricuspid valves.

Overall Activity Objectives:
1) Identify and evaluate unique sonographic characteristics of valvular-regurgitant and stenotic disorders of the heart.
2) Describe the ideal echocardiographic windows for detecting valvular heart disorders.
3) Evaluate specific valvular disorders affecting the aortic, mitral, pulmonic, and tricuspid valves.

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 5.5 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 5.5 hours of ACEP Category I credit.