At the conclusion of this course, learners should be able to:
- Perform a basic critical care echo and assess the pericardium, left ventricular function, right ventricular function, and inferior vena cava for an array of life-threatening conditions including tamponade, LV failure, etc.
- Perform a critical care echo to assess the key cardiac structures to identify and characterize an array of life-threatening conditions including pericardial tamponade, LV failure, RV failure, shunt, pulmonary hypertension, etc.
- Integrate colour and spectral Doppler assessment to identify and characterize a range of life threatening conditions including ventricular failure, dynamic obstruction, cor pulmonale, and gross valvular diseases.
- Clinically integrate cardiac ultrasound findings to aid in diagnosis and management of life-threatening illnesses in the acutely unwell patient.
- Perform thoracic ultrasound and assess for pneumothorax, consolidation, pleural effusions, and interstitial syndromes.