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Introduction to Focused Echocardiography in the Critically ill Patient


Focused Echocardiography in the Critically ill Course
Plymouth Postgraduate Medical Centre
 Derriford Hospital
Tuesday 2nd February 2016                                    
This is a one day course which comprises a 50:50 mixture of didactic lectures and small group hands-on training with a ratio of 1 instructor: 3 candidates. The course is aimed at those with no or limited experience of transthoracic echo who are involved in the care of acutely ill patients (e.g. acute medicine, emergency medicine and critical care clinicians). 
The course is approved by the Intensive Care Society for focussed intensive care echocardiography accreditation (FICE) and the Royal College of Anaesthetists for 5 CPD points.
Course objectives
•           Achieve 4 standard TTE views: parasternal long axis, parasternal short, apical 4 chamber, subcostal
•           Image interpretation: diagnosis of potentially treatable causes of cardiac arrest/ circulatory                           collapse (Myocardial insufficiency, Pericardial collection, Pulmonary embolus,       Hypovolaemia)
•           Understand the pitfalls and limitations of focused echocardiography
•           Understand the requirements & mechanisms for achieving FICE accreditation
Course Organiser: Dr Peter MacNaughton,
Consultant in Intensive Care, Derriford Hospital, Plymouth
Course Fee: £150 (Accommodation extra)
For further information and an application pack, please contact:
Sue Coleman                                                                                                                       
Specialty Training & Course Co-ordinator
Postgraduate Medical Centre
Derriford Hospital
E:mail:   Tel:  01752 792733 (52733 internal) or Sandra Phillips E-mail Tel: 01752 792716 (52716 internal)
Accreditation to be applied for from the  Royal College of Anaesthetists for up to 5 CPD points