Ultrasound-Guided Pericardiocentesis Procedure Training

Learn the principles of performing an ultrasound-guided pericardiocentesis. Explore the use of ultrasound to detect pericardial effusions, understand clinical indications for performing pericardiocentesis, and how to identify echocardiographic findings suggestive of cardiac tamponade physiology. Learn the steps necessary for performing ultrasound-guided pericardiocentesis. Develop the requisite cognitive task awareness and visuospatial skills required to perform ultrasound-guided pericardiocentesis.
CME Credits:
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:

  • Procedure Indications & Contraindications
  • Site Selection
  • Sonography Anatomy & Characteristics
  • Transducer Selection & Settings
  • Ergonomic Considerations
  • Patient Positioning
  • Infection Prevention
  • Survey Scan & Procedure Steps
  • Doppler-Mode Imaging
  • 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 10 real patient scanning cases in this module include and cover:

  • Patient Types: Male & Female, 10 Adult
  • Relevant Findings/Pathology: Small Pericardial Effusions, Moderate Pericardial Effusions, Large Pericardial Effusions, Cardiac Tamponade Cases, Male & Female Patients with Variable Body Habitus, Multiple Diagnostic Imaging Windows
  • Doppler & Imaging Modes: M-Mode
  • Scanning Approaches: Parasternal, Apical, & Subcostal Windows
  • Procedure Techniques: In-Plane & Out-of-Plane Needle Guidance

Continued Medical Education

This Ultrasound-Guided Pericardiocentesis: Procedure Module teaches the basic principles of how to perform an ultrasound-guided pericardiocentesis. The course explores the use of ultrasound to detect pericardial effusions, clinical indications for performing pericardiocentesis, how to identify cardiac tamponade, and the steps necessary for performing ultrasound-guided pericardiocentesis. In-module questions and a final mastery test assess didactic knowledge. The patented SonoSimulator® helps to develop the requisite cognitive task awareness and visuospatial skills required to perform ultrasound-guided pericardiocentesis.

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.