Focused Cardiac Ultrasound

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Description

1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
Date of Original Release: 10/1/2018
This edition valid for credit through: 10/1/2021
Video Length: 00:57:00

Product Codes:
Online Video: OV-FCUS2
DVD: VL-FCUS2
ISBN: 978-1-945749-42-1


Focused Cardiac Ultrasound

This ultrasound training material is designed to provide a review of the indications and applications for performing a focused cardiac ultrasound examination in the point-of-care setting. Standard imaging views, protocols, cardiac ultrasound anatomy, and basic measurements for LV function and volume assessment are discussed.

  • Focused Cardiac Ultrasound Indications
  • Cardiac Sonographic Anatomy
  • Standard Imaging Views
  • Focused Cardiac Ultrasound Protocols
  • Evaluation of LV Function
  • Standard Cardiac Measurements
  • Evaluation of Pericardial Effusion
  • Volume Assessment
  • Case Studies

Topics

  • Focused Cardiac Ultrasound Indications
  • Cardiac Sonographic Anatomy
  • Standard Imaging Views
  • Focused Cardiac Ultrasound Protocols
  • Evaluation of LV Function
  • Standard Cardiac Measurements
  • Evaluation of Pericardial Effusion
  • Volume Assessment
  • Case Studies

Objectives

  • List the indications and applications for performing a focused cardiac ultrasound exam.
  • Identify normal and abnormal cardiac ultrasound anatomy.
  • State routine imaging views and techniques for acquiring 2D cardiac images.
  • Outline criteria for performing qualitative and quantitative assessment of LV function in a limited echo exam.
  • State differential diagnosis of shock and the associated ultrasound findings.

Target Audience

Physicians, nurse practitioners, PA's or other medical professional performing and/or interpreting: emergency medicine ultrasound examinations. Participants may include (but is not limited to): emergency medicine, critical care, hospitalist, emergency, trauma, surgeons, internal medicine, primary care physicians, and sonographers.

Course Instructors

GulfCoast Ultrasound Institute

James Mateer  MD, RDMS, FACEP

Clinical Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine.
Medical College of Wisconsin.
Milwaukee, WI.
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.

Charlotte Derr, MD, RDMS, FACEP (Co-Medical Director-planner & QI Task Force)
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine &
Fellowship Director of Emergency Medicine
Ultrasound Fellowship Program
University of South Florida Medical School
Tampa, FL
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


Disclosure of Commercial Support
There was no commercial support involved in the planning, development/implementation of this activity.


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Accreditation Statement

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 1.25 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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