About our Courses:
Our courses are designed for neonatologists, paediatricians, ultrasonographers and even cardiologists looking to build their neonatal echocardiography skills. They have been designed to be maximally applicable to clinical practice.
Typical Course Structure:
09.00 Welcome and Aims of the Day
09.10 Physics of Ultrasound and Artefact Recognition
09.50 Routine Ultrasound Views
11.00 Common Structural Lesions
11.55 Approach to Echo in the Neonatal Unit
13.30 Assessment and Management of PDA
14.10 Assessment and Management of PPHN
15.05 Assessment of Flow and Contractility
15.45 Which Inotrope for Which Baby
16.30 Echo Case Studies and Panel Discussion
09.00 - 13.00 - Rotation through practical skills stations in small groups with the opportunity to practice image acquisition with direct supervision from experienced paediatric cardiologists, neonatologists and sonographers.
We also use simulators of neonatal cardiac conditions. These simulators have been developed by Dr Michael Weidenbach of Liepzig, Germany, and provide excellent insights into image acquisition of structural congenital heart disease: