Focused Cardiac Ultrasound (FoCUS) – Part II: Advanced Clinical Module
This Focused Cardiac Ultrasound (FoCUS) – Part II: Advanced Clinical Module explores the use of focused cardiac ultrasound to detect and assess valvular heart disease (i.e., aortic, mitral, tricuspid, and pulmonary valvulopathy).
Standard and advanced cardiac imaging windows (e.g., suprasternal) and imaging views, including apical two-chamber, apical three-chamber, RVIT, and RVOT views, are described. The use of color-flow, pulsed-wave, and continuous-wave Doppler for evaluating valvular pathology is explained.
In-module questions further develop your understanding and a final mastery test will assess your didactic knowledge. The patented SonoSimulator® will help you develop the requisite hands-on psychomotor skills and cognitive task awareness required to use focused cardiac ultrasound to identify and assess valvular pathology.
- Anatomy & Physiology
- Transducer Selection & Machine Settings
- Echocardiographic Technique
- Doppler Imaging
- Valvular Regurgitation
- Aortic Regurgitation
- Mitral Regurgitation
- Tricuspid Regurgitation
- Pulmonic Regurgitation
- Valvular Stenosis
- Aortic Stenosis
- Mitral Stenosis
- Tricuspid Stenosis
- Pulmonary Stenosis
Hands-On CasesThe SonoSimulator helps develop and maintain the critical psychomotor and visuospatial skills that are necessary for assessing valvular pathology and performing echocardiography. The FoCUS – Part II: Advanced Clinical Module provides the opportunity to virtually scan real-patient ultrasound cases comprising a spectrum of pathologic cardiac cases featuring valvular pathology. Cases include:
- Aortic valve regurgitation with bicuspid aortic valve
- Moderate aortic valve regurgitation and mild pulmonic valve regurgitation
- Severe aortic stenosis
- Prosthetic mitral valve
- Severe mitral valve regurgitation and severe cardiomyopathy
- Mitral stenosis
- Moderate-to-severe tricuspid valve regurgitation
- Severe pulmonary hypertension with severe tricuspid and pulmonary regurgitation
- Cardiac mass, pericardial effusion, pleural effusion, and thoracic aortic aneurysm
- Ischemic cardiomyopathy with diminished LVEF (mild, moderate, and severe)
Knowledge Assessment with Performance Tracking
- 37 interspersed questions and answers with real-time feedback
- 20-question mastery test
Continued Medical Education
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the American College of Emergency Physicians, the Illinois College of Emergency Physicians, and SonoSim, Inc. The American College of Emergency Physicians is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The American College of Emergency Physicians designates this enduring material for a maximum of 5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Approved by the American College of Emergency Physicians for a maximum of 5 hours of ACEP Category I credit.