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2019 Hands-On Ultrasound Courses

 

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Rise to the highest levels of professional competence and career leverage in the field

 

Stress Echo requires us to work at our highest level of competence; it demands more than just fast hands and a certain protocol.  This workshop will slow things down and allow us to look carefully at every integrated facet lying beneath the patient, the protocol and the pathology.  The stress echo exam tests for systolic failure, but if you treat the systolic failure and the patient has severe diastolic dysfunction, you'll kill him.  Know how to detect and classify both and finally understand the simple connection between the two, in a way you'll be able to explain to others for life.  

The classroom is small, the pace relaxed, and the content completely thorough.  Your every question will be answered in terms you'll understand and remember for life.  You'll receive copies of every slide and you'll have our post-workshop support in perpetuity for free.  

This will connect the technical and physiological dots of stress echo, thus bringing both the PA/Nurse Practitioner and the Echocardiographer more closely together.  The result is a Team that fits more hand-in-glove than ever, leveraging the entire Department.

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Learn how to think like the most successful people in your field

 

We are all expert at protocols but we can never become too expert at understanding the physiology beneath them.  This workshop will bring them all back to life in a way that will heighten and harden your understanding of it all.  After this, you'll be able to discuss your patient findings with a new authority that others will notice and appreciate immediately.  As the specialty fields of vascular and cardiac ultrasound merged, we discovered the need to help our colleagues tie the complete picture together.  The two fields consistently lead the list in the percentage of failures attempting the ARDMS or CCI Registry Exams.

We'll begin with the heart and inspect every detail surrounding the forces influencing pressure, flow, and perfusion throughout the vessels and back.  We'll look inside the circulatory system and outside as well, as we analyze and report on the global influence of the brain and the local control of the smooth muscle cells.  When we're done you'll have no stone unturned.  

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Perform like the most successful people in your field

In 1972, When our Program Director went to work in one of the first Cardiac Intensive Care Units in the country, he found himself electrocardiographically underwater.  Within a year, he was one of those in charge of the place.  This course summarizes what he learned and how he learned to think about The integration of the heart to its EKG.  It took thirty years to research and three years to write it.  You'll master it much more quickly, and more important, you'll understand vastly more than those who just memorize patterns.

You're about to learn the three steps you'll need to confidently analyze any EKG rhythm you'll ever see, and the three-step process to read a 12-lead electrocardiogram.  But moreover, you're going to learn the why behind every aspect of it all-- down to the cellular and atomic level.  This is the sort of foundation that digs deeper--and lasts longer--than any other approach we've ever found.  In fact, it's the reason we created the course. It took us thirty years to research, three years to write.  And we've found that this approach is powerful at empowering clinicians from every level to perform at a high level quickly.  It doesn't matter how little or much you already know, this workshop will enhance your service to your patients immediately.  

Along the way, we'll tie electrophysiology to cardiac hemodynamics and diagnostics to heighten your thinking about cardiology.

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The most successful professionals know the value of the Why behind everything they do.  Join them at the top.

Physicsfrom Latin, physica, nature      Naturehow things work in the world 

Learn physics, not just memorize answers to a test you'll take once.  The difference in your career will show.

We'll make it simple.  We'll make it memorable.  We'll help you build a new way to think about physics-- the way you'll be able to use to answer any question they'll ask you on the Registry Exam... the way you'll think through every patient exam for the rest of your life.  We honor and appreciate the brilliant and entertaining engineers that have helped so many get through their test.  But we believe that patient care will benefit even more if clinicians understand things in clinicians' terms, from a clinician's perspective.  We'll make you less afraid of what will be on the ARDMS, CCI, or ASRT exam and instead focus your confidence on how to think through any problem you'll ever meet.  

After all, isn't that really why a clinician is supposed to know ultrasound physics?

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Master every protocol you need.  And know what you see.

Total immersion: the approach we'll take from the start in this exclusively hands-on workshop.  No matter whether you're new to ultrasound or new only to musculoskeletal imaging, you'll establish a solid approach to MSK that will last forever.  We'll follow the AIUM Standard Protocol for MSK Imaging to help you properly evaluate every joint and access target areas for interventional procedures.  You'll learn how to optimize the image, overcome artifacts, and systematically differentiate normal from suspected abnormal findings.   Unlike most courses, the Scan Lab remains open after class for you independent practice with your colleagues.

Topics will follow the AIUM-recommended protocol for assessment of each of the following: 

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