Introduction to Adult Echocardiography

  • The Most Comprehensive Adult Echo Course Available
  • Increase Diagnostic Skills & Scanning Proficiency
  • 271 Cases Covering Common Pathologies
  • 3:1 Participant/Instructor Ratio for Maximum Hands on Scanning
  • Ability to Scan Live Models with Normal Anatomy & Pathologies
  • Human Heart Cadaver Lab to Visualize Disease

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Location: St. Pete Beach, FL 

Pricing

Advanced Registration:
$2,610.00


Regular Registration:
$2,710.00


Late Registration:
$2,810.00


* See Pricing section for details

CREDITS

40 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
Approved for 40 MOC point(s)
37.75 hour(s) of ACEP Category 1 Credit
34.25  ASRT Category A Credit(s)

Code: ECD-171


Participants :

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Objectives and Topics

Objectives

  1. Increase the participant’s knowledge to better perform and/or interpret Echocardiography examinations
  2. Demonstrate proper transducer manipulation and system optimization to produce diagnostic images (sonographer) and recognize potential imaging errors (Physician)
  3. Demonstrate routine scan protocols to evaluate an adult patient using 2D/M-Mode/Color Flow & Doppler echocardiographic techniques and demonstrate appropriate measurements
  4. Identify normal/abnormal characteristics of 2D cardiac anatomy and state the role of cardiac Doppler and list the necessary qualitative/quantitative measurements
  5. Identify the ultrasound findings associated with valvular heart disease, cardiomyopathies, ischemic heart disease, pericardial disease and cardiac masses
  6. List the latest imaging techniques in quantification of right and left ventricle wall motion
  7. Document findings and apply standardized guidelines during compilation of an Echocardiography worksheet (sonographer) and dictated report (Physician)
  8. List the steps necessary for system optimization during contrast echo imaging
  9. Increase confidence to incorporate protocols, techniques & interpretation criteria to improve diagnostic/treatment accuracy


    Topics

  • Imaging Fundamentals
  • Anatomy of the Heart and EKG
  • 2D Evaluation of Cardiac Anatomy, Measurements, and Normal Values
  • Parasternal and Suprasternal Windows
  • Apical and Subcostal Windows
  • Doppler Fundamentals & Color Doppler
  • Pulsed & Continuous Wave Doppler
  • Mitral & Aortic Valves (Evaluation & Disease)
  • Cardiomyopathies
  • Gross Anatomy Workshop
  • Right Heart Disease
  • Coronary Heart Dieases
  • Diastolic Function/Contrast Echocardiography
  • Pericardial Disease & Cardiac Masses

* Pricing
Each course registration includes: a digital course notebook (lifetime access to any device, full color presentations, and the ability to take notes/make annotations within the e-book that will sync across devices.) Daily continental breakfast and afternoon snack will also be provided.

A printed version of the notebook can be purchased at an additional fee of $100. Please place your order by calling (727)363-4500 at least 1 week prior to the start of the course to ensure that it is available for you at the start of the course.

The Advanced Registration Tuition is applied to registration submitted and paid/postmarked at least 21 days in advance of the course.
The Regular Registration Tuition is applied to registrations submitted between 7-21 days in advance of the course.
The Late Registration Tuition is strictly enforced and is applied to ALL registrations submitted within one week (7 days) of the start of the course.

Target Audience
This hands-on adult echocardiography ultrasound course is intended for sonographers, physicians, physician assistants, nurse practioners and other medical professionals learning how to perform and/or interpret adult echocardiography exams. Participants may include (but is not limited to): radiology, internal medicine, critical care, primary care, emergency medicine, and cardiology professionals.
Course Instructors
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Christie Hill Jordan, BS, RDCS, RCS, RCIS, FASE
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Diane Debich-Spicer, PA (ASCP)
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Richard Palma, BS, RDCS, RCS, ACS, FASE, FSDMS
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Daniel Bourque, MS, RCS, FASE
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Lori Green, BA, RT, RDMS, RDCS, RVT
Faculty & Content Disclosures...
Faculty Disclosure
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc. adheres to ACCME Essential Areas, Standards, and Policies regarding industry support of CME. Speakers will disclose any relevant commercial relationships prior to the start of the educational activity.

Content Validation
All presentations for this CME activity were reviewed and approved by members of the GUI CME Review Committee to determine content validity and to ensure that no conflicts of interest exist prior to the activity commencement or material compilation.

Disclosure of Individuals in Control of Content
In addition to the faculty listed the following individuals are recognized by GUI as being in control of content of this program:

James Mateer, MD, RDMS (Medical Director-planner, QI Task Force Subcommittee)
Medical Director, Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Andreas Dewitz, MD, RDMS(Member of Advisory Board, QI Task Force Subcommittee)
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
Vice Chair of Ultrasound Education
Boston Medical Center
Boston, MA
No relevant financial relationships to disclose

Lori Green, BA, RT, RDMS, RDCS, RVT (Program Director/planner and reviewer, QI Task Force Subcommittee)
President, Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.
No relevant financial relationships to disclose

Brian Schenker, MBA, RDMS, RVT
Program Coordinator, Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.
No relevant financial relationships to disclose

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Continuing Education Credits
The Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute designates this live activity for a maximum of 40 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s). 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 37.75 hour(s) of ACEP Category I credit.

Approved by the ASRT for 34.25 Category A continuing education credit. Note: ASRT credits are accepted by the ARRT as Category A credits.

Successful completion of this CME activity enables the participant to earn up to 40 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

This course also meets CME/CEU requirements for ARDMS. Note: While offering the CME credit hours noted above, activities are not intended to provide extensive training or certification for exam performance or interpretation.
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