Basic Cardiac & Lung Ultrasound - UMass Memorial Medical Center (US), Nov. 10, 2018

Interprofessional Center for Experiential Learning and Simulation (iCELS)

55 Lake Avenue North
Worcester, MA 1655
United States
Saturday, November 10, 2018 (All day)
Basic Cardiac Ultrasound (FATE)

Basic FATE covers everything within the curriculum of FICE & FoCUS

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Workshop objective
The objective is to provide the course participant with basic echocardiographic skills for physicians who are not specialists of cardiology in order to guide cardiac optimization. This includes the basic imaging views and M-mode for cardiac dimensions and ventricular function. Basic lung ultrasound is a simple and systematic sonographic examination of the lungs in trauma and emergency situations. It allows the clinician to perform point-of-care ultrasound in a wide range of patients with respiratory emergencies in order to diagnose and exclude pleural effusion, pulmonary edema and pneumothorax.

Pre-workshop learning material
Basic FATE and lung E- learning covers: Introduction, equipment and skills, basic imaging views including IVC, M-mode, right and left ventricle function and pathology, pleural scanning, diagnosis and exclusion of pneumothorax, pleural effusion, and pulmonary edema using lung ultrasound. Topics will be covered in small groups of 4-5 participants to ensure an optimal learning experience.

All theory is provided according to the unique USabcd interactive e-learning concept including pre-test, learning modules and post-test.

Pre-course qualification
No prior experience is required.

Who can attend?
Physicians from all specialities e.g.: Anaesthesiologists, intensivists, emergency physicians, internal medicine physicians, surgeons, general practitioners. In fact all healthcare workers dealing with hemodynamic problems in their daily clinic.

A certificate is issued after completion of the e-learning and the workshop.

CME credits: 6

Read full CME statement from the UMass Memorial Medical Center here:

Further details about the course can be found in this brochure: FATE 2018 flyer.pdf

Hands-on workshop schedule:

  • 07.30-07.55        Breakfast and Coffee
  • 08.00-08.15        Opening remarks, Dr. J. Matthias Walz, Professor of Anesthesiology, Interim Chair of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine.
  • 08.15-08.30        Highlights to HOT 1
  • 08.35-09.50        HOT 1 (knobology, FATE views, FATE card page 1 and IVC if time allows)
  • 09.55-10.05        Highlights to HOT 2
  • 10.10-11.10        HOT 2 (knobology, repetition of HOT 1, M-mode in pos 2, MAPSE/TAPSE)
  • 11.15-11.30        Highlights to HOT 3
  • 11.30-12.15        Lunch and Coffee (included)
  • 12.15-13.15        HOT 3 (knobology, repet. HOT 1-2, M-mode in pos 3, PLAX view, extended views)
  • 13.20-13.40        Highlights to HOT 4
  • 13.40-13.55        Break with coffee
  • 14:00-15.30        HOT 4 (basic lung ultrasound and M-mode, review of lung pathology, scenario training, discussion, evaluation and certification)

HOT = Hands-on training


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Course price: $750.00 excluding VAT

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