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Emergency Ultrasound Course (1 day) BELS

CODE: BELSP

BASIC ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY IN LIFE SUPPORT (BELS)

Prerequisite : ASUM on line Physics Image Optimisation unit or equivalent completed.

This is a one day course for practitioners of Emergency Medicine.

This course is designed to cover the theoretical and practical aspects for Basic Echocardiography in Life Support for CCPU and CAHPU accreditation registrants wishig to apply should contact ASUM

Course Objectives

Learners should gain an understanding of :

  • Normal heart and IVC appearance, including IVC collapsibility, pericardial fluid and chamber collapse

Learners should be able to identify and discuss:

  • Sonographic signs of tamponade
  • Sonographic signs of cardiogenic shock
  • Sonographic signs of massive pulmonary embolism
  • Sonographic signs of sepsis and hypovolemia
  • The role of echo in cardiac arrest and its integration into ALS protocols

This course should provide the participants with the ability to demonstrate and to interpret ultrasound in the following settings:

  • Echocardiography in the shocked or arrested patient
  • Fluid volume estimate in the shocked patient

Learners should demonstrate the following skills:

  • 2-dimensional (B mode) Image acquisition:
  • Imaging the heart in parasternal long, parasternal short, apical 4 chamber and subcostal views.
  • Imaging IVC in longitudinal and transverse planes and assess IVC size and collapsibility

Image interpretation:

  • Qualitative assessment of IVC, LV/RV size, LV contractility and volume status
  • Recognition of cardinal ultrasound findings in shock / arrest.

Clinical correlation:

  • Integration of clinical picture and BELS findings
  • The role of BELS in guiding ongoing resuscitation

Course Content

  • The course will present basic normal heart, IVC and pericardium anatomy. It will also address IVC collapsibility, pericardial fluid and pericardial chamber collapse.
  • The course will present the appropriate techniques, physical principles and safety including:
  • Appropriate transducers, artifacts, windows, standard image optimisation in the context of a shocked patient
  • Imaging the heart in parasternal long, parasternal short, apical 4 chamber and subcostal views.
  • Imaging IVC in longitudinal and transverse planes and assess IVC collapsibility
  • Qualitative assessment of LV contractility
  • Appropriate integration of ultrasound in the setting of shock and cardiac arrest
  • Limitations and Pitfalls . Understand the limitations of Ultrasound of the heart and IVC in general and BELS in particular, in the resuscitation and stabilisation of the shocked/ arrested patient

Book Online Now We currently have 3 dates available

Emergency Ultrasound Course (1 day) BELS
Start Date / Time:
February 3, 2019 9:00 am
End Date / Time:
February 3, 2019 4:30 pm
Location:
ASMI Campus
616/1C Burdett St, Hornsby
Australia, 2077
Emergency Ultrasound Course (1 day) BELS
Start Date / Time:
May 20, 2019 9:00 am
End Date / Time:
May 20, 2019 4:30 pm
Location:
ASMI Campus
616/1C Burdett St, Hornsby
Australia, 2077
Emergency Ultrasound Course (1 day) BELS
Start Date / Time:
September 9, 2019 9:00 am
End Date / Time:
September 9, 2019 4:30 pm
Location:
ASMI Campus
616/1C Burdett St, Hornsby
Australia, 2077