We provide all the eLearning materials and student support needed to enable you to run a simulator workshop out of your own hospital.
The eLearning component of the course will guide the participant through the peri-arrest techniques while the workshop component (run at your hospital) will reinforce participants’ theoretical knowledge with practical skills on the simulator. The course has been designed to use the CAE Vimedix Ultrasound Simulators to reinforce clinical simulator case studies. We can assist with securing simulators for your hospital – contact us with your EOI.
At the end of this course, participants will have the skills required for the systematic diagnosis of conditions that cause peri-arrest and cardiac arrest, including ultrasound of the heart, lung and abdomen.
It is recommended that the FUSE TTE course is completed prior to the peri-arrest course to have adequate skills in basic transthoracic echocardiography. However, this is not a compulsory prerequisite.
The aim of this course is to use clinical ultrasound to aid clinical decision making in the peri-arrest or arrest situation. Rapid assessment of heart, lungs and abdomen is performed to rule out the important causes of peri-arrest.
The peri-arrest simulator course is delivered in four components:
- Pre-reading eLearning tutorials and 20 online case studies. This provides the knowledge base to perform and interpret basic lung, heart and abdominal images to identify the cause of peri-arrest.
- Three-hour workshop. Managed in your institution to learn how to acquire images and how to use the simulator.
- Post-workshop Case Studies and Exam. – 16 online cases to perform using the simulator. The participant in their own time will work through a case study, acquiring images, interpreting pathology, writing a report and completing assessments relevant to the case. At the end of this stage, there is an online MCQ exam.
- 30 online logbooks to record clinical activity performed on patients.
Completion of the course requires a 70% pass mark of all pre-reading cases, simulator cases, and exam.