This LVAD Problem-Focused Echocardiography: Advanced Clinical module will provide you with an in-depth understanding of the role of bedside echocardiography in the evaluation of an LVAD patient with acute clinical decompensation. The Course explores the mechanics of various LVAD types, as well as LVAD complications and how to determine underlying etiology. Problem-focused echocardiographic technique is described for assessing the initial evaluation and management of LVAD patients suffering acute clinical decompensation. In-module questions and a final mastery test assess didactic knowledge. The patented SonoSimulator® will help you develop the requisite cognitive task awareness and visuospatial skills required to perform LVAD problem-focused echocardiography.
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 4.5 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 4.5 hours of ACEP Category I credit.