ULTRASOUND TRAINING

Cardiac and Vascular Hemodynamics

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

Overview
Who Will Benefit
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Objectives
Cost
CME
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Overview

We are all experts 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.

Who Will Benefit

We created this experience to give every professional involved in cardiovascular care the complete and integrated matrix that will chart and explain every force in the body that can and does influence blood flow.  Everyone regardless of prior knowledge or experience will likely find this experience the most comprehensive, practical, and memorable treatment of the subject they’ve ever had.   Educators, in particular, will gain a vast library of integrated facts, insights, and strategies they can put to immediate use in their own programs.  This content and delivery have been carefully refined before an audience of over twenty thousand professionals worldwide.

Topics include:

  • How cardiac muscle uniquely contracts and its peculiar response to changes in stretch and resistance.
  • Moment-to-moment correlation between electrical and myocardial intracardiac pressure and flow events.
  • How the echo and cath labs determine peak and mean pressure gradients and cardiac output–the difference and the pitfalls behind both.
  • Plug vs. laminar flow: the significance of aortic arch geometry.
  • Laminar flow, laminar gradients, and plasma skimming.
  • Turbulence, Reynold’s equation, and its pertinent clinical applications.
  • Pouiselle’s Law: its derivation and dissection.
  • The three variables of resistance and their individual significance for the clinician.
  • The connection of viscosity, Newtonian fluid, the Farheus-Lindqvist effect, and capillary hemodilution.
  • The significance of vascular compliance on volume flow.
  • The difference between serial and parallel resistance: why collateral flow can never match the efficacy of the primary conduit.
  • Different tissue, different capillary structure: the nature of microcirculation.
  • The secret vessels: metarterioles.
  • Neural mechanisms of vascular circulation: the sympathetic and parasympathetic centers’ variable and paradoxical mechanisms of control.
  • Capillary hydrostatic pressure: its unique regulation and effect on tissue perfusion.
  • Local control of capillary flow and its independence of neural regulation.
  • The relationship of venous macro and microvascular resistance: how the deep and superficial venous systems work– and fail.
  • How the right heart fails, how it affects venous flow, and how the organs protect each other when it does.

Objectives

This course is conducted independently of any commercial or institutional grant, industry support or sponsorship.  No faculty members have any commercial interests or participation that might influence its content.  Upon completion of this activity, you should be able to:

  • Detail the flow of blood from the left ventricle through the body and back, discussing every physical and biologic factor that can affect it at rest, exercise, and in altered disease states.
  • Relate the significance of these factors to the quality of perfusion at any location under any circumstance.
  • Describe how common mechanical, pharmacologic, and invasive interventions can affect any element.

Cost

This experience is held as a private tutorial for your Group at any site you specify, worldwide.  Its topics can be modified or combined with any part of any of our Hands-On, Interpretive, or Workshop courses.   The total cost is all-inclusive and is based on your designated location, the number of participants, and the length of the training.  For groups of three or more, the cost is likely the same or less than attending individually, and when the cost of lost productivity is factored, it becomes much less.

Typically, an individual department or group practice requests that the training is held at their site.  Others have actually specified a destination site where their participants could travel to, combining in-depth recreation and learning.  Either type of learning experience is tax-deductible.

CME

We designate this course a non-CME credit activity, meaning that the curriculum is not defined by the constraints of a fixed format.  This is to your strategic advantage.  Though the content meets and exceeds every academic guideline, we have over many years determined that flexibility in tailoring specific elements—and the delivery to each individual learner’s need and style—supersedes the restraints of a traditionally rigid, time-limited format.  It also permits us to openly, honestly, and independently without bias discuss virtually every manufacturer’s system features.  Too, the broad ranges of clinical professional specialist organizations have developed multiple exclusive brands of applicable CME.  We have chosen instead to focus on your lifelong bedside competence and strategic advantage. This decision has permitted us to make our classes microscopically small at the least tuition cost possible.  We will be delighted to direct you to the most appropriate free and low-cost traditional CME credit activities available online.

Downloads

We’ve prepared a free library of high-resolution Anatomy Posters and Worksheets for you here.   Be certain to also download a free copy of our Employer/Employee Agreement, where you can gain your Employer’s sponsorship of your travel and education costs in exchange for your commitment over time.

Downloads

We’ve prepared a free library of high-resolution Anatomy Posters and Worksheets for you here.   Be certain to also download a free copy of our Employer/Employee Agreement, where you can gain your Employer’s sponsorship of your travel and education costs in exchange for your commitment over time.

You’ve Got Questions?

I’m Amy Donaldson and we want to answer your every question.  You can email or call us at (972) 353-3200 (USA, GMT -06:00).  You can also click About Us or visit our FAQ page.

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