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. Petersburg, FL 

December 4 - 8, 2017

Pricing

Advanced Registration:
$2,610.00


Regular Registration:
$2,810.00


Late Registration:
$3,010.00


* See Pricing section for details

CREDITS

40.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
40.00 hour(s) of ACEP Category 1 Credit
34.25 ASRT Category A Credit(s)
Approved for 40.00 MOC point(s)

Code: ECD-172

Participants:

 

Topics & Objectives

Topics

  • Imaging Fundamentals
  • Anatomy of the Heart and EKG
  • 2D Evaluation of Cardiac Anatomy: Parasternal, Apical, Subcostal, and Suprasternal Windows
  • 2D Measurements and Normal Values
  • Doppler Fundamentals
  • Color Doppler: Evaluation sites & normal flow patterns
  • Pulsed & Continuous Wave Doppler
  • Mitral & Aortic Valves
  • Cardiomyopathies
  • Gross Anatomy Workshop
  • Doppler Evaluation of MVD and AVD
  • Right Heart Disease
  • Coronary Heart Dieases
  • Diastolic Function/Contrast Echocardiography
  • Pericardial Disease & Cardiac Masses
  • Live Scanning Demonstrations

Objectives

  • Increase the participant’s knowledge to better perform and/or interpret Echocardiography examinations.
  • Demonstrate proper transducer manipulation and system optimization to produce diagnostic images (sonographer) and recognize potential imaging errors (Physician).
  • Demonstrate routine scan protocols to evaluate an adult patient using 2D/M-Mode/Color Flow & Doppler echocardiographic techniques.
  • Perform standard 2D, m-mode and Doppler measurements
  • Identify normal/abnormal characteristics of 2D cardiac anatomy.
  • State the role of cardiac Doppler and list the necessary qualitative/quantitative measurements.
  • Identify the ultrasound findings associated with valvular heart disease, cardiomyopathies, ischemic heart disease, pericardial disease and cardiac masses.
  • List the latest imaging techniques in quantification of right and left ventricle wall motion. Document findings and apply standardized guidelines during compilation of an Echocardiography worksheet (sonographer) and dictated report (Physician).
  • List the steps necessary for system optimization during contrast echo imaging.
  • Increase confidence to incorporate protocols, techniques & interpretation criteria to improve diagnostic/treatment accuracy.
* Pricing
The Advanced Registration Tuition is applied to registration submitted and paid/postmarked at least 30 days in advance of the course.
The Regular Registration Tuition is applied to registrations submitted between 7-29 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.

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 $100.00. 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 30 days in advance of the course.
The Regular Registration Tuition is applied to registrations submitted between 7-29 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

Christie Hill Jordan

BS, RDCS, RCS, RCIS, FASE

Manager, Echo Lab, North Florida Heart Cardiovascular Physicians, Gainesville, FL
No relevant financial relationship(s) exist.

Daniel Bourque

MS, RCS, FASE

Orlando Regional Medical
No relevant financial relationship(s) exist.

Diane Debich-Spicer

PA (ASCP)

University of Florida, Department of Pediatric Cardiology, Pathologists’ Assistant, Research Assistant, Gainesville, FL No relevant financial relationship(s) exist.
No relevant financial relationship(s) exist.

Lori Green

BA, RT, RDMS, RDCS, RVT

President, Program Director, Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc., Saint Petersburg, FL
No relevant financial relationship(s) exist.

Richard Palma

BS, RDCS, RCS, ACS, FASE,FSDMS

Program Director and Clinical Coordinator, Hoffman Heart and Vascular Institute, St Francis Hospital and Medical Center, Hartford, CT, Board of Directors for , Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI)
No relevant financial relationship(s) exist.

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 40.00 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 40.00 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 40.00 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.
Lodging & Travel

Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute Lodging and Travel

Recommended Lodging

The following accommodations are suggested by Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute for their convenient locations and reputable service.

Special discounted room rates are available at most of the beach-front and downtown properties when booked through us. Call us at 727.363.4500 to make reservations.

  • Resorts in St Pete Beach, FL The Ponce De Leon Hotel
    Ponce De Leon Hotel

    (Call Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute for discounted rates)
    95 Central Avenue
    St. Petersburg, FL 33701
    Hotel Main Number: 727-550-9300

  • Hampton Inn & Suites
    Hampton Inn By Hilton

    (Call Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute for discounted rates)
    80 Beach Dr. NE
    St. Petersburg, FL 33701
    Hotel Main Number: 727-892-9900

  • The Inn on Third
    Inn on The Third Hotel

    (Call Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute for discounted rates)
    342 3rd Ave. N
    St. Petersburg, FL 33701
    Hotel Main Number: 727-894-3248

  • Hollander Hotel
    Hollander Hotel

    (Call Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute for discounted rates)
    421 4th Ave. N
    St. Petersburg, FL 33701
    Hotel Main Number: 727-873-7900

  • The Birchwood
    The Birchwood Hotel

    (Call Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute for discounted rates)
    340 Beach Drive NE
    St. Petersburg, FL 33701
    Hotel Main Number: 727-896-1080

  • Courtyard Marriott
    Courtyard Marriot

    (Call Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute for discounted rates)
    300 4th St. N.
    St. Petersburg, FL 33701
    Hotel Main Number: 727-450-6200

  • Vinoy
    Renaissance Vinoy Hotel

    (Call Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute for discounted rates)
    501 5th Ave. NE
    St. Petersburg, FL 33701
    Hotel Main Number: 727-894-1000

  • Hilton St. Pete Bayfront
    Hilton Hotel

    (Call Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute for discounted rates)
    333 1st Street South
    St. Petersburg, FL 33701
    Hotel Main Number: 727-894-5000

  • Hotel Indigo
    Hotel Indigo St. Pete

    (Call Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute for discounted rates)
    234 Third Ave. N.
    St. Petersburg, FL 33701
    Hotel Main Number: 727-822-4814

  • Sirata Beach Resort
    Sirata Beach Resort

    (Call Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute for discounted rates)
    (Pink marker on map)
    5300 Gulf Blvd.
    380 newly decorated guestrooms and executive suites, all with coffee maker and mini refrigerator, pay movies, CD alarm clock radios, safes, daily newspaper, Wireless Internet access and complimentary fitness center. 13-tropical acres with 3 pools, whirlpools, two restaurants, two beach bars, lobby bar, concierge, business center, beach cabanas, water sports and miles of white sand beach.

  • The Guy Harvey Outpost a Tradewinds Beach Resort
    Guy Harvey Outpost
    (Call Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute for discounted rates)
    (Black marker on map)
    6000 Gulf Blvd.
    159 newly renovated rooms & suites all with refrig/wetbar, coffeemaker. High speed internet, 2 heated pools, fitness center, patio restaurant and beach bar. Transportation suggested. [Check out The Tradewinds Beach Cam on Bay News 9]

  • TradeWinds Island Grand Beach Resort
    TradeWinds Island Grand Beach Resort

    (Call Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute for discounted rates)
    (Cyan marker on map)
    5500 Gulf Blvd.
    585 rooms & suites, all with refrig/wetbar, microwave, coffeemaker. Full service resort with high speed internet, 4 heated pools, tennis, fitness center, salon, watersports, kids programs, tropical waterways with paddleboats. Full array of fine & casual dining, beach bars, lounges.
    [Check out the Tradwinds beach cam on bay 9]

  • Plaza Beach Hotel - Beachfront Resort
    Plaza Beach Hotel

    (Call Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute for discounted rates)
    (Green marker on map)
    4506 Gulf Blvd.
    Across the street from GUI. This 39 room boutique resort is directly on the beach. It is family owned and operated. Amenities include: All rooms have full kitchens, Large Heated Pool, High Speed Internet, Free WiFi, Mini-Golf. Clean and Quiet. Lower rates.

  • Bay View Waterfront Resort
    Bay View Waterfront Resort
    (Call Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute for discounted rates)
    4321 Gulf Blvd.
    Small, family-owned boutique resort is in walking distance to GUI. This property is on the bayside waterway, not the beach. Full Kitchens, Private Balconies Available, Fishing Pier. Clean and Quiet. Can use all amenities of Plaza Beach Resort. Low rates.

  • Bay Palms Waterfront Resort
    Bay Palms Waterfront Resort
    (Call Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute for discounted rates)
    (Blue marker on map)
    4237 Gulf Blvd.
    Waterfront * Heated Pool * 1200sq ft Waterfront Pier * Full Kitchens * Suites * Great Fishing * Watch Manatees and Dolphins * Beach Access just across the street * Great Rates * Full Use of Bayview Plaza and Plaza Beach Resort. Low rates.

  • The Kimpton Hotel Zamora
    The Kimpton Hotel Zamora
    (Call Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute for discounted rates)
    (Purple marker on map)
    3701 Gulf Blvd.
    The first new boutique hotel to be built in St. Pete Beach in decades, The Kimpton Hotel Zamora is a white-washed Mediterranean palace that though breathtakingly modern feels anchored in a bygone era. Inspired by the architecture of its namesake Spanish province, the hotel's striking Romanesque façade is the framework for expansive luxury suites with balconies overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway and Gulf of Mexico, stylish dining and the laid-back leisure of Florida's fashionable Tampa Bay.

  • Don CeSar Beach House
    Don CeSar Beach House
    (Call Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute for discounted rates)
    3860 Gulf Blvd.
    70 new luxury 1 BR suites, all beach views. Full kitchen, refrig., microwave, dishwasher, washer/dryer. Large heated pool, gas BBQ, snack bar/game room, small beach bar. (No restaurant) 3 night minimum.

  • Don CeSar Resort Hotel
    Don CeSar Beach House
    (Call Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute for discounted rates)
    (Pink marker on map)
    3400 Gulf Blvd.
    277 rooms (std, junior, 1, and 2 bedroom suites available). 1920s elegant Spanish style landmark hotel. Full service resort incl. pool, tennis, watersports, 2 restaurants, bistro/nightclub, beach bar, 24-hour room service. Transportation suggested.

  • Additional Lodging:

    There are also a number of other nice, smaller independent beachfront motel properties in the immediate area. Please contact Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute for further information.

    Visit the Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce for more information.


    Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute is located on the beautiful gulf coast of Florida.

    Meetings:

    For your convenience, we can directly book your hotel or condominium lodging for you.

    Special discounted room rates are available at most of the beach-front properties when booked through us. Although there are a number of other hotels in the area, we have personally inspected these sites and can recommend them. Please call us for advance availability and rates. Since we are located in a resort area, demand for rooms can be high during certain times of the year.

    Please call Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute to arrange your lodging, US toll free 1.800.619.1900. Outside the US, call 727.363.4500.

    Airports

    If you are flying in, we suggest making your airline destination to Tampa International Airport or St. Petersburg/Clearwater Airport.

    Coast-to-Coast... We're growing to serve YOU!

    Due to the constant requests we receive to present our programs at additional locations around the country, we are excited to now offer customized ultrasound courses at your facility to fit your specific educational needs. We can also offer them at other quality strategic and resort-oriented locations as well. Call us or write us to inquire.

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