Academics & Trainings
WITH Neonatal & Pediatric Echo have become an essential component of clinical practice. Since Pediatric Cardiologists have a lower availability, you might be obliged to learn echo for your patients. We can help you get started and established. This is just the beginning. If you have never held a probe before, or have but not formally trained, this course is for you.
Neonatal/Pediatric Echo Course
Through a series of Lectures, demonstrations, group meetings, and hands-on training you will be able to MASTER echo in a few weeks.
The course is divided into Level 1, Level 2, Level 3.
LEVEL 1 ( WITH HANDS-ON TRAINING)
This is a partial list of lectures focused on introducing to you the basics of Echocardiography in Level 1:
- History of Echo
- Basics of Physics of Echo
- Basics of Doppler
- Cardiac Anatomy
- Echo Anatomy
- 4 Chamber View
- 5 Chamber View
- Basics of Color Flow
- Hemodynamics ETC.
The lectures are interspersed with TASKS (partial list):
- Draw 4 Chamber
- Label the components
- Insert Color Flow Arrows using red and blue color pen
- Label Flow during Systole of Diastole etc.
LEVEL 2 (WITH HANDS-ON TRAINING)
Level 2 includes 3 sections:
1. ADVANCED ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY
2. CONGENITAL HEART DISEASE APPROACH: ACYANOTIC AND CYANOTIC, INCLUDING XRAYS IN BOTH OF THESE CONDITIONS
3. SPECIFIC DISEASES: ASD, PDA, TOF, TGA ETC
Level 3 is about doing Hands on and having it reviewed by the mentor
ADDITIONAL PART OF TRAINNING:
GROUP DISCUSSION: A small group of us discuss echo done by one of the candidates and review the improvements ne can make. The discussion includes, image quality, image optimization, better hand skills, and the abnormalities detected. There are 10 group discussions in the whole training process.