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RMH-Critical Care Echocardiography Course (TTE) May-July 2019

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Royal Melbourne Hospital

Intensive Care Unit Education Centre (Level B5)

Grattan Street

Parkville, Vic 3050

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This highly successful course aims to help participants achieve competence in performing and interpreting transthoracic echocardiography in the critical care setting. With about 6 weeks of preparation using the outstanding University of Melbourne Transthoracic Echocardiography (TTE) Simulator Course, that culminates in a two-day intensive workshop on 15-16 July 2019 led by Intensivists and Anaesthetists, we hope that essential skills will be retained for longer than traditional short courses allow.

Learning is made up of two components:

1. Preparation- online and using the TTE simulator - from late May 2019

First, participants will take part in The University of Melbourne simulator course. Starting in late May 2019, participants will independently work through about 20 hours of online material, developing basic knowledge about transthoracic echocardiography interpretation.

Having completed the online preparation preparation independently, participants will then take part in one 2-hour session in mid June 2019 (2-3 sessions will be proposed to attempt to best suit participants' schedules, around the week starting 17 June) orientating them to use of the RMH TTE simulator, and showing them the basics of TTE image acquisition. They then have one month to complete 10 independent simulator studies, to develop their scanning skills before the workshop. These studies can be completed at a time that suits participants during office hours over the following weeks (about 10 hours of scanning).

2. Clinical ICU Workshop - Monday 15 and Tuesday 16 July 2019

The clinical workshop held in the RMH Intensive Care Unit on Monday-Tuesday 15-16 July 2019 translates this knowledge to the critical care setting. A combination of short, interactive talks and practical sessions will focus on improving technical skills and interpretation.

Topics covered will include image optimisation techniques, LV function and cardiac output assessment, assessing valvular stenosis and regurgitation, right ventricular function, pulmonary hypertension, an approach to the shocked patient, and complexities of echocardiography in the ICU setting. To finish, partipicants will scan several patients in the RMH ICU in small groups. About 8-10 hours of scanning time will take place over the 2 days.

The faculty consists of 4 Intensivists with a particular interest in echocardiography, 2 cardiac anaesthetists, and a senior echocardiographer.

This course is ideal for those working and training in Intensive Care, Anaesthetics and Emergency.

It is accredited by the College of Intensive Care Medicine (CICM) for college training.

Note that there is a 20% discount for residents and registrars from RMH and St Vincent's Hospital (enter code RMHSTV).

If you have missed out on enrolment, fear not: the third and final course for 2019 will be in October. Please search Eventbrite or email james.anstey@mh.org.au for details.

FAQs

What if I'm not sure if I can make the 2-hour "Introduction to the Simulator" session in mid June (week starting 17 June, or thereabouts)?

The organisers will hold 2-3 sessions at RMH during this period, in an attempt to find a time that suits people's varied schedules. Attendance at only one session on these dates is needed. We can normally find a way of making it work. This is a very important part of the work-up to the course- you'll learn scanning techniques, the basic sequence, and how to do case studies.

What's the refund policy?

Cancellations more than one month prior to the course will receive a full refund.

Cancellations within 1-2 weeks of the course will receive a 50% refund or free transfer to another course.

Cancellations within 7 days of the course will receive a 25% refund.

What level of TTE knowledge is needed?

This course assumes no knowledge of TTE. However, many of our last course's participants were reasonably experienced in TTE, but benefited from a more structured approach to image acquisition, and found that the simulator and practical workshop improved their skills and confidence significantly.

Will there be other RMH Critical Care TTE Courses in 2019?

We run the course three times a year (in 2019, in April, July and October)- please see Eventbrite for other course details.

Please notify the organiser if you have questions, or if you wish to reserve a place in advance.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Please email james.anstey@mh.org.au

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Royal Melbourne Hospital

Intensive Care Unit Education Centre (Level B5)

Grattan Street

Parkville, Vic 3050

Australia

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Refunds up to 30 days before event

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