Description (Practical Course): This workshop is a one-morning symposium directed to anesthesiologists, emergency medicine physicians, surgeons, intensivists, and nurse practitioners interested in further training in echocardiograms. The course offers the opportunity to learn and perform some of the diagnostic, therapeutic, and prophylactic tools to optimize critically ill and injured patients' management.
The seminar has two parts:
Teach the echocardiogram technique to evaluate critically ill patients' fluid status and cardiac function.
Target Audience (who should attend): Trauma Surgeons, General Surgeons, Emergency Physicians, Intensivists, Anesthesiologists, EMS Providers, Residents & Students.
08:00 - 08:30 Registration & pretest
08:30 - 09:15 Introduction
09:15 - 10:00 Lung windows
10:00 - 10:15 Break
10:15 - 11:00 Views of echo-evaluation of vena cava
11:00 - 11:30 Case with images
11:30 - 13:30 Hands-on stations
13:30pm - 14:00 Post-test & certification
Manual available in the following languages: English & Spanish, and will be provided to participants onsite.
Pre-Test & Post-Test: Onsite Administration
Evaluation Form: Onsite Administration
Certificate: Onsite Administration (if paid pre-course) or E-mail Administration (if paid post-course).
Course Duration: 1/2 day
Course Director & Faculty:
Paula Ferrada, MD
Local Coordinator: Each course will be assigned a coordinator. The course coordinator can be local or international.
Number of Participants: Ratio of instructors to students 1:6