LVAD Problem-Focused Echocardiography Advanced Clinical Ultrasound Training

Learn the role of bedside echocardiography in the evaluation of a Left Ventricular Assist Device ( LVAD ) patient with acute clinical decompensation. Explore 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. Develop the requisite cognitive task awareness and visuospatial skills required to perform LVAD problem-focused echocardiography.
CME Credits:
4.5
Cases:
3
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:

  • The Role of Ultrasound in LVAD Optimization
  • LVAD Types
  • Physiologic Considerations with LVAD
  • Clinical Assessment of LVADs
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
  • LVAD-Related Complications
  • Echocardiographic Technique
  • Case Studies on Initial Resuscitation & Problem-Focused Echocardiography

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

  • Patient Types: Adult Only, Male
  • Relevant Findings/Pathology: Continuous-Flow LVAD, Pericardial Effusion, Ventricular Dysfunctions, Pacemaker
  • Doppler & Imaging Modes: Color-Flow Doppler, Continuous-Wave Doppler, Power Doppler, M-Mode
  • Scanning Approaches: Parasternal, Apical, IVC Inlet, Subcostal
  • Transducer Types: Phased Array
  • Special Case Features: Additional Chest X-Ray Imaging, Anatomic Layer Removal

Continued Medical Education

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.