GE Nordic User Days: Advanced Cardiac Ultrasound (FATE)
GE Healthcare, Helsinki
Advanced Cardiac Ultrasound (FATE - Focus Assessed Transthoracic Echocardiography)
This workshop provides advanced echocardiographic skills for physicians who are not cardiology specialists in order to guide successful cardiopulmonary optimization.
It enables you to perform a comprehensive hemodynamic assessment of the patient e.g. assessment of the severity of an aortic stenosis or right side pressure increase. You will learn how to assess cardiac output and be introduced to diastolic function with Doppler echocardiography.
The workshop objective is to provide the attendees with advanced skills for the non-cardiologist in order to perform all extended cardiac views and the most clinically relevant Doppler ultrasound: pressure estimation, assessment of cardiac output and left ventricular diastolic function.
Pre-course learning material
All theory is provided according to the unique USABCD interactive e-learning concept including pre-test, learning modules and post-test. The e-learning covers: equipment and skills, extended imaging views, basic Doppler, Doppler for the assessment of pressure, cardiac output and diastolic function. All e-learning modules must be completed prior to the hands-on workshop.
Workshop: The following topics will be covered in the workshop in groups of 4-5 participants with live models:
- Repetition of the content of the basic cardio thoracic US workshop
- Extended 2 dimensional imaging views (used in cardiology)
- Basic Doppler ultrasound principals
- Advanced Doppler ultrasound for pressure estimation, cardiac output estimation and assessment of diastolic function
- Advanced clinical scenario training
Pre-course qualification: Basic FATE skills or similar (see description of the USabcd Basic FATE workshop here).
E-learning included: Advanced FATE
8.00-8.30 Registration and coffee
8.30-9.00 Welcome, Scanning Tips & Tricks from GE
9.00-11.00 Highlights and HOT 1 - Basic and extended cardiac views
11.30-13.30 Highlights and HOT 2 - repetition of HOT 1, Doppler knobology, basic Doppler and Doppler for pressure estimation, CO and diastology
13.30-13.45 Break with coffee
13.45-15.45 Highlights and HOT 3 - repetition of HOT 2, scenario training, advanced cases
15.45-16.15 QA session with GE in-house technology experts
HOT = Hands-on-training
Starting times and length of breaks may be subject to change.
Language: English unless all participants speak Finnish.
The e-learning is available immediately in your USabcd account after registration. It will remain accessible for 12 months after the workshop. All e-learning is in English.