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Course Details

 

The following 2 types of workshops are regularly organised

2 day hands-on workshop on Basic ICU sonology

2 day hands-on workshop on Advanced ICU sonology

Venue:

Medical ICU, Christian Medical College Hospital, Vellore, India

Time:

9am to 5pm

Faculty:

Kishore Pichamuthu

Shalini Nair

Thomas Isiah

Ashita Singh

Shilpa Dsouza

Nathaniel Samson

Gijoe George Jacob

Shoma V Rao

Madhurita Singh

Subramani K

Workshop pattern:

These are full time hands-on workshops with no didactic lecture time, and a participant:machine ratio of 2:1. The number of participants is limited to 12 per workshop and all hands-on is on real ICU patients, animal models, ultrasound phantoms and cadavers.
The syllabus covered in both workshops is elaborated on below
Registration:

Those interested may contact Kishore Pichamuthu at drpichamuthu@yahoo.com. You will then be given a link to an online registration form. The numbr of participants is limited to 12 per workshop.

Syllabus for BASIC ICU sonology 2 day hands-on workshop

Knobology, probology and disinfection

Cardiac:

1.Cardiac echo views

  • Subcostal, PLAX, SAX, A4C, A5C
  • 2.Volume responsiveness and fluid status

  • IVC size and variability
  • LVEDA
  • PLR carotid or brachial doppler
  • 3.LV systolic function

  • Qualitative assessment
  • M-mode
  • 4.Right heart

  • RA / RV enlargement
  • IAS / IVS shifts
  • 5.Pericardial effusion and tamponade

    6.Echo during cardiac arrest

    Vascular:

    1.Central venous access

    2.DVT – 2 point compression

    Lung:

    1.A-lines, B-lines

    2.Pneumothorax

    3.Pleural effusion

    4. Consolidation

    Abdomen:

    1.e-FAST

    2.Ascites

    3.Identifying structures

  • Liver
  • Kidney
  • Spleen
  • Bladder
  •  

    Airway and breathing:

    1.Post intubation check

  • esophageal intubation
  • lung sliding and lung pulse
  • 2.Diaphragm assessment

    3.Identifying airway structures - longitudinal and cross sectional


    Algorithms for application in real life

    1.Shock

    2.Hypoxia

    3.Cardiac arrest

     

     

    Syllabus for ADVANCED ICU sonology 2 day hands-on workshop

    Knobology, probology and disinfection

    Cardiac:

    1.Cardiac echo views review

    2.Volume responsiveness and fluid status

  • VTI variability
  • PLR VTI change
  • PLR carotid or brachial doppler, IVC review
  • 3.LV systolic function

  • EF - Simpsons
  • Cardiac index
  • 4.LV diastolic function and LA pressures

    5.Right heart

  • RV function assessment
  • Pulmonary pressure assessment
  • Contrast Echo
  • 6.Pericardiocentecis

    7.Valves

    Vascular:

    1.Small vessel cannulation

    2.DVT - doppler

    Lung:

    1.Consolidation vs collapse

    2.Pulmonary edema vs ARDS

    3.Interstitial and alveolar syndromes

    4.Recruitment

    Abdomen:

    1.Renal ultrasound

  • Renal resistivity index
  • 2.Pneumoperitoneum

    Airway and breathing:

    1. Post-intubation check review

    2. Pre-extubation check

    Neuro and miscellaneous ultrasound:

    1.ONSD

    2.Transcranial ultrasound

  • Midline shift
  • Intracranial hemorrhage
  • 3.TCD

    4.Pupils

    5.LP guidance

    6.Cervical spine clearance

    7.Sinusitis

    Application in real life

    Ultrasound grand rounds

     

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