Focussed Transthoracic Echocardiography

Our 1-day course trains you in parasternal, apical and subxiphoidal views and will focus on practical skills. We achieve this by training on models and real patients. Each course participant will do some 20 examinations him- or herself.

To optimize rendement, we also distribute a short digital textbook with essentials in transthoracic echocardiography, before the course starts.

Price: costs are 425 Euros for medical specialists (consultants) and 275 Euros for trainees. Individual and institutional needs can be met by planning additional courses on other dates, possibly on your own location.

Focused TTE course

  9.00 ?  9.10   Introduction
  8.10 ?  9.40   Knobology of ultrasound machines
  9.40 - 10.10   Indications and utility
10.10 - 10.40   Basics of echocardiography
10.40 ? 11.00  Coffee break
11.00 ? 11.45  Basic cardiac views
11.45 -  12.30  Evaluation left ventricle (LV)
12.30 ? 13.00  Lunch
13.00 ? 13.50  Evaluation aortic valve (AoV)
13.50 ? 14.40  Evaluation mitral valve (MV)
14.40 ? 15.30  Evaluation patient volume status
15.30 ? 15.50  Coffie break
15.50 ? 16.20  Patient pathology
16.20 ? 16.40  Knowledge test
16.40 ? 17.00  Summary and take home messages

Academy for Perioperative Ultrasound