Private Hands-On Introduction to Adult Echocardiography
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Credits

Introduction to Adult Echocardiography - Online Course
19.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
Hands-On Workshop
14.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

Location

St. Petersburg, FL  

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Private Hands-On Introduction to Adult Echocardiography

Private Hands-On Introduction to Adult Echocardiography Training Course provides a strong foundation to perform and/or interpret adult cardiac ultrasound examinations and is taught by leading echocardiography experts. This course offers fifteen (15) months unlimited access to the online course, plus two (2) full day (12 hours) [date of your choice], featuring a 1:1 faculty to participant hands-on scan ratio at our facility in St. Petersburg, FL. The Private Hands-On Introduction to Adult Echocardiography Training Course is specifically designed for busy physicians, sonographers and other medical professionals who need the highest quality in echocardiography training. For the best ultrasound education experience, completion of the online course prior to hands on scanning is recommended.

  • Ultrasound Imaging Fundamentals: The Basics
  • Introduction to 2D/M-Mode Adult Echocardiography
  • Introduction to Cardiac Doppler Ultrasound
  • Cardiac Hemodynamics
  • Echocardiographic Evaluation of Mitral and Aortic Valve Heart Disease
  • Doppler Evaluation of Mitral and Aortic Valve Heart Disease
  • Echocardiographic Evaluation of Right Heart DIsease
  • Evaluation of Pericardial Effusions and Cardiac Masses
  • Echocardiographic Evaluation of Cardiomyopathies
  • Echocardiographic Evaluation of Coronary Artery Disease
  • Echocardiographic Evaluation of Diastolic Function
  • Contrast Echocardiography
  • Stress Echocardiography

Topics

  • Ultrasound Imaging Fundamentals: The Basics
  • Introduction to 2D/M-Mode Adult Echocardiography
  • Introduction to Cardiac Doppler Ultrasound
  • Cardiac Hemodynamics
  • Echocardiographic Evaluation of Mitral and Aortic Valve Heart Disease
  • Doppler Evaluation of Mitral and Aortic Valve Heart Disease
  • Echocardiographic Evaluation of Right Heart DIsease
  • Evaluation of Pericardial Effusions and Cardiac Masses
  • Echocardiographic Evaluation of Cardiomyopathies
  • Echocardiographic Evaluation of Coronary Artery Disease
  • Echocardiographic Evaluation of Diastolic Function
  • Contrast Echocardiography
  • Stress Echocardiography

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 and demonstrate appropriate measurements.
  • Identify normal/abnormal characteristics of 2D cardiac anatomy and 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.

Target Audience

This private 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

GulfCoast Ultrasound Institute

Christie Hill Jordan  BS, RDCS, RCS, RCIS, FASE

Cardiovascular Technology Program Director.
Florida State College at Jacksonville.
Jacksonville, FL.
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

GulfCoast Ultrasound Institute

Daniel Bourque  MS, RCS, FASE

Orlando Regional Medical Center.
Orlando, FL.
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

GulfCoast Ultrasound Institute

Dennis Atherton  RDCS, RCT, RRT, ACS, FASE

Director: Non-Invasive Cardiology, Maine Medical Center.
Portland, ME.
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

GulfCoast Ultrasound Institute

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.
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

GulfCoast Ultrasound Institute

Lori Green  BA, RT, RDMS, RDCS, RVT

President, Program Director.
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.
Saint Petersburg, FL.
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

GulfCoast Ultrasound Institute

Theresa Jorgensen  RDMS, RDCS, RVT

Ultrasound consultant – Phoenix, Arizona
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

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)
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)
President, Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.
No relevant financial relationships to disclose

Brian Schenker, MBA, RDMS, RVT (Program Coordinator/planner and reviewer, QI Task Force)
Program Coordinator, Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.
No relevant financial relationships to disclose


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Continuing Education Credits

Introduction to Adult Echocardiography

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

The Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute designates this enduring material for a maximum of 19.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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.

Hands-On Workshop

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

The Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute designates this live activity for a maximum of 14.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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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General Sonography Physics

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Challenges Sonographers Face

Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute’s Program Director Theresa Jorgensen uses humor to take a look at the some of the typical challenges sonographers face while trying to take an accurate patient history.

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