The FCU Peri-Arrest Course is designed for Surgeons, Physicians, Registrars, Resident medical officers and Students who wish to get started using echocardiography to complement their clinical evaluation. It includes hands on training of image acquisition as well as diagnosis of interesting cardiac pathology using high fidelity Vimedix simulators, enabling the development of basic proficiency before clinical use.
The Focused Cardiac Ultrasound Peri-Arrest (FCU Peri-Arrest) Course offers systematic diagnosis of conditions that cause peri-arrest and cardiac arrest, including ultrasound of the heart, lung and abdomen. This course provides a good knowledge-base reinforced with learning practical skills in performing and interpreting ultrasound of the heart, lung and abdomen with realistic ultrasound simulators. Prior basic training in focused cardiac ultrasound (transthoracic echocardiography) is a pre-requisite, eg FCU TTE or iHeartScan™.
Participants will start with the eLearning component of case studies and tutorials, followed by the hands-on workshop. Each workshop is three hours long and will demonstrate relevant techniques with participants to practice using the simulator. Participants will be divided into small groups (maximum of 5 per group). Post-workshop, students will complete 16 simulator case studies and a post-workshop exam to reinforce the knowledge and skills learned in the workshop.
- Understand the roles and limitations of ultrasound in cardiac arrest (during the ACLS algorithm) and Peri-Arrest
- Perform focused ultrasound of the heart, lungs and abdomen
- Recognise the causes of Peri-Arrest
- Perform an iHeartScan Peri-Arrest scan
- Write an iHeartScan Peri-Arrest report