Focused Cardiac Ultrasound (FoCUS) – Part I: Advanced Clinical Module
This Focused Cardiac Ultrasound (FoCUS) Part I: Advanced Clinical Module provides an in-depth review of Doppler-mode echocardiography, including M-mode, color-flow, pulsed-wave and continuous-wave Doppler imaging.
The sonographic techniques used to obtain specific echocardiography image views such as the RVIT, apical 5C, apical 3C, and apical 2C views are described in detail. The use of these views to obtain a variety of parameters including LVOT diameter, VTI, CO, SV, peak RVSP, and peak PASP is explained.
Didactic knowledge is assessed with in-module questions and an end-module mastery test. The patented SonoSimulator® will help you develop the requisite hands-on psychomotor skills and cognitive task awareness required to use Doppler-mode echocardiography to assess the heart and obtain useful physiologic data.
- Imaging Windows
- Doppler Ultrasound
- Doppler Measurements: Cardiac Output
- Case Studies I
- Doppler Measurements: Pulmonary Artery Pressures
- Case Studies II
Hands-On CasesThe SonoSimulator® will help you develop and maintain the critical visuomotor and visuospatial skills that are central to performing Doppler-mode echocardiography. This Focus Part I Advanced Clinical Module provides you the opportunity to virtually scan real-patient ultrasound cases comprising a spectrum of pathologic cardiac cases.
- Tricuspid regurgitation (mild, moderate, and severe)
- Aortic regurgitation (mild, moderate, severe)
- Mitral regurgitation and aortic stenosis (mild)
- Dilated and concentric ventricular hypertrophy
- Cardiomyopathies (mild, moderate, and severe)
- Pulmonary hypertension cases
- Use of IVC to estimate right atrial pressures (0 to 20 mmHg)
Knowledge Assessment with Performance Tracking
- 20 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.