Upcoming Dates for Practical Echo Training Program
Feb 01 - 01 Practical Echo Training Program 4 Places LeftBook Now
Jul 04 - 01 Practical Echo Training Program 4 Places LeftBook Now
The program is designed for health care professionals wanting to develop the hands-on skills necessary to perform a routine adult transthoracic echo. No previous echo experience is necessary; however a basic knowledge of the cardiovascular system is required.
Practical Echo is a hands-on training program held at Cardiac Concepts in Carnegie, Victoria. Two 3½ hour sessions are provided each week over 22 weeks (or 4 sessions over 11 weeks) starting with the routine windows, views and measurements then advancing to echo calculations and an introduction to cardiac pathology. Only 2 students participate in each training session allowing ample hands-on time. Students will practice on demo patients to gain confidence in image acquisition and be exposed to pathology via pre-recorded images. Total training time is 154 hours.
The primary objective of this program is to develop the hands-on skills required to perform a routine adult transthoracic echo within 60 minutes. All images and measurements will be performed in accordance with ASE guidelines. Participants will gain an understanding of machine controls for image optimisation and learn the normal values relating to the adult heart. They will learn to recognise abnormal findings and have an introduction to preliminary report writing incorporating relevant measurements and pathology found. Participants will develop an understanding of their own limitations and learn to seek assistance when necessary.
Training will be conducted on Philips premium level IE33 cardiac ultrasound machine which has Fusion Imaging, Tissue Harmonics and digital storage capabilities.
154 hrs (22 weeks attending 2 half days/week, or 11 weeks attending 2 full days/week)
This course is offered twice yearly with students having the option to begin in February or July in 2016.
‘Carnegie Cardiac Services’ | Suite 1, 69-71 Rosstown Rd, Carnegie
We can provide you with a certificate outlining hours attending which may be used to gain points in your relevant registry body
$9655.80 (inc GST)
Terms and Conditions
Terms and conditions:
1. Completion of this program does not provide formal qualification of echo skills. Sonographers must complete an external accredited echo course such as the DMU or QUT course and obtain accreditation as a medical sonographer through ASAR in order to perform echocardiograms unsupervised.
2. Cardiac Concepts reserves the right to refuse enrolment on any basis.
3. Applicants who withdraw from the program prior to commencement will receive a 90% refund of their deposit.
4. Applicants who withdraw after commencement of the program will not be entitled to a refund.