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Focused Cardiac Ultrasound - Free Webinar

Focused Cardiac Ultrasound - Free Webinar

 

Focused Cardiac Ultrasound



Focused Cardiac Ultrasound

Date: March 25, 2020

  • FREE WEBINAR to assist with Cardiac Ultrasound Protocols and Procedures
  • After Viewing, CME Quiz/Purchase Option Will Appear 30 Minutes After Webinar Scheduled End Time
  • Utilize Bedside Ultrasound for Rapid Covid-19 Pneumonia Diagnosis
  • Improve Time for Diagnosis/Treatment and Patient Outcomes
  • Taught by Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute Co-Medical Director, James Mateer, MD, RDMS
  • Follows ACEP/WINFOCUS/ARDMS Practice Guidelines
  • Intended for Anyone Performing Ultrasound Examinations in an Emergency Setting
  • Help Diagnose Cardiac Abnormalities Associated with the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Overview

COVID-19 is a virus that affects the upper respiratory system and may involve associated cardiovascular complications, particularly with the elderly, patients with known heart disease, and/or those with depressed immune systems. According to the American College of Cardiology, “The specific effects of COVID-19 on the cardiovascular system remain unclear, though there have been reports of acute cardiac injury, arrhythmias, hypotension, tachycardia, and a high proportion of concomitant cardiovascular disease in infected individuals, particularly those who require more intensive care” (1).

The use of ultrasound can provide a rapid and safe method to diagnose conditions associated with the Coronavirus resulting with decreased time to treatment, increased patient safety, and improved over-all patient outcomes during this challenging time.

This ultrasound training webinar lecture 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 2D imaging views, cardiac ultrasound anatomy, and basic measurements for LV function and volume assessment will be discussed. This information may be utilized to augment clinical decision making in COVID-19 and other critically ill patients who either have existing cardiac conditions or are at risk of developing cardiac dysfunction that may further complicate their recovery.

Resource: (1)
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Provides Potent Reminder of the Risk of Infectious Agents

Unable to attend the live webinar broadcast? You can purchase this with lifetime access as either an online video or DVD at 10% off!
Focused Cardiac Ultrasound

Code: FCUS-201W
ID: 4976

Schedule

Event Day(s): March 25, 2020
Time(day 1): 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM (EST)

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

Tuition

Registration: $0.00

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.

Faculty

GulfCoast Ultrasound Institute

James Mateer  MD, RDMS

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
Milwaukee, WI
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, Content Reviewer, QI Task Force)
President, Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.
St. Petersburg, FL
No relevant financial relationships to disclose

Trisha Reo, AAS, RDMS, RVT (Program Coordinator-planner, Content Reviewer, QI Task Force)
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.
St. Petersburg, FL
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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Credits

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 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 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.

Resources

General Sonography Physics

Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute presents 3 free tips to help you study for the Sonography Principles and Instrumentation Exam.

Click to see video

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.

Click to see video

35 YEARS

Serving the Medical Community

150,000+

Participants Trained

500,000+

CME Credits Awarded

6,000+

Courses Offered

CONFIDENCE, COMPETENCE, PROVEN RESULTS