Dates: Friday 26 July 2024 (next date: 18 October 2024)
Venue: Groote Schuur Hospital
Time: 13h30 to 20h30 

Course fee is R 2 750 per person

CPD points 7  | Level 1 

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Focus Assessed Transthoracic Echocardiography (FATE) is an internationally recognised point-of-care cardiac ultrasound workshop, designed to provide basic echocardiographic skills for physicians.

This course is aimed at doctors from all specialities e.g.: Anaesthesiologists, intensivists, emergency physicians, internal medicine physicians and surgeons requiring time-sensitive information regarding patient care. This includes interns and medical officers; i.e. any physician who encounters haemodynamically unstable patients on a regular basis.

In addition to the hands-on training session, participants will be required to complete an e-learning component. All theory is provided in the unique interactive e-learning material. The e-learning covers introduction, physics of ultrasound, equipment and skills, basic imaging views, M-mode, cardiac function and pathology. It must be completed prior to the hands-on training in order to ensure maximum benefit for the workshop. Please allow 6-8 hours for completion of the e-learning.

No prior ultrasound experience is necessary for this workshop. 



Course Content:

The following topics will be covered in the workshop in groups of 4-5 participants with live models

  • Basic cardiac views including IVC
  • M-Mode
  • Right and left ventricle function
  • Basic clinical scenario training
  • Pleural scanning

Certificate of Attendance will be issued to participants of the course.

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Only participants registered for the workshop will be eligible to attend. Limited space available.