Prepare for the Point of Care Ultrasound Academy Echo & Lung Exams in a Weekend
From triage to surveillance, this hands-on lung and cardiac echo class (COVID & POC-Echo) will powerfully leverage you and your team in the span of a weekend. And our post-Class support ensures your skills will stick with you for life.
Both protocols require absolute mastery of the hands-on and machine controls; thus, every minute of this experience will work to marry your mind and hands to hands-on-technique, protocol, and pathology.
We’ve curated many decades of bedside and classroom experience for these 48 hours. It ensures you’ll leave with the competence and understanding that lies beneath what many others simply memorize as a rote protocol.
We’ll spend all of our time at the bedside while building a precise, systematic, and authoritative approach to targeted cardiopulmonary imaging. The on-site evening Scan Lab will remain open Saturday evening for your independent hands-on practice. You’ll return home with an illustrated overview of acoustic physics and system controls to help prepare for your POC Ultrasound Academy credentialing exams.
After Class, our free support stands with you in perpetuity.
There is a reason why professionals have traveled to us from worldwide for decades: We know how to connect you quickly to the lasting competence you need.
Saturday You master the systematic process to evaluate the lungs for pneumothorax, fluid, and consolidation using both high- and low-frequency transducers. We’ll relate the unique acoustic physics and machine controls that define your findings. You’ll learn the subcostal and PLAX/PSAX view trajectories to observe RV and LV function and TV/PV flow patterns related to pulmonary hypertension.
Saturday Evening Independent study of your course documentation about the physics and system controls essential to ultrasound imaging and Doppler (Chapters 1 & 3). The on-site hands-on Scan Lab remains accessible for your personal practice on yourself and/or class peers.
Sunday You’ll demonstrate the systematic protocol for each learned task and discuss the basis for normal and abnormal findings. Clarification of categorical pathology through case demonstration as determined by group inquiry. Continued hands-on practice and feedback. Distribution of future resources for lifetime support.
Who Will Benefit
Emergency, Hospitalist, and all Critical Care Allied Health Providers
This hands-on cardiopulmonary ultrasound training is far deeper than what you got in Residency; it’s deeply focused on the information you’ll need to answer immediate, specific questions in the acute care setting, where things change fast.
In the time between making the STAT order at 5 pm and waiting for the report, you’ll already have the data you need to take or defer action- as often as required, around the clock. Your care will rise to its highest, as will patient outcome metrics and efficiency.
POC Echo & Lung Assessment credentialing is now offered by the POC Ultrasound Credentialing Academy and is required for reimbursement. This class will give you all the tools, resources, and ongoing support you’ll need to complete all parts of it.
Anesthesiologists and PACU Team
This powerful tool will save you time, improve reproducibility, and improve patient outcomes at the point of care, whether it’s triage or ongoing surveillance.
Affordable pocket ultrasound technology is now emerging with both color and spectral Doppler capability, allowing you to evaluate the full spectrum of lung and right/left heart function and quantitate pulmonary pressure.
You need only take the first step to our classroom/scan lab to launch your lifetime mastery.
The class is strictly small so we can spend time on the topics we need to cover and all the ones you want to discuss:
Our approach is totally focused on the patient diagnosis. We are deeply familiar with virtually every ultrasound machine and the manufacturer’s rationale behind its design, features, and functions. No faculty members have any commercial interests or participation that might influence course content.
There is no formal test in this class: we’ll continually support your progress throughout. Upon completion and through continued practice, you should be able to:
- Evaluate the lungs systematically for evidence of collapse, fluid, and consolidation.
- Extend the exam to below the diaphragm to plan and execute pleurocentesis.
- Obtain the Subcostal 4, Parasternal Long & Short Axis views at the basal, mid, and apical levels.
- Quickly locate the apical window and record the A-4, -5, -2, and 3-chamber views.
- Make optimal use of color Doppler to triage regurgitation and stenosis and accurately obtain a measure of TR, MR, AI, and PI in each relevant view.
- Identify each anatomic region and segment of the heart from any given echocardiographic view; relate it to its usual coronary distribution.
- Discuss the basis and pitfalls of the following limited measures of cardiac function:
- Ejection fraction & fractional shortening
- % Wall thickening
- Stratify, and discuss the clinical significance of acute/chronic pericardial effusion in tamponade.
- Demonstrate the technique to image the posteromedial apical fossa and LA appendage to inspect for thrombus.
$900. Weekend: 9 am-4 pm, Adjourn by 3 pm Sunday. The on-site Scan Lab is accessible Saturday evening for your independent practice on yourself or class peers. Your tuition includes your complete learning experience, printed course materials, and post-conference support in perpetuity. Breakfast and light lunch is provided.
Your class experience is predominantly hands-on and content is tailored to both your specialty and experience, hour-to-hour. In this live interactive process, nothing is formulaic and fixed, as specified by the many varied CME accreditation bodies. Thus, we do not award formal Credit Hours, though your individualized experience here will advance your clinical skills dramatically. Presently, ultrasound credentialing prerequisites require Clinical Experience Hours before application for an exam. Ongoing CME is now specific to your registry specialty after you’re credentialed. To this end, we’ll always direct you to the most appropriate free and low-cost traditional CME credit activities available online.