Short Course

Screening for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm During Transthoracic Echocardiography

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Learn the primary ultrasound criteria used to screen for abdominal aortic aneurysm as part of a transthoracic echocardiogram.

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Course contains ~40 e-booklet slides and 1 video lecture.

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Earn 2 CME credit & certificate of completion.

Short Course

Screening for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm During Transthoracic Echocardiography

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Learn the primary ultrasound criteria used to screen for abdominal aortic aneurysm as part of a transthoracic echocardiogram.

R

Course contains ~40 e-booklet slides and 1 video lecture.

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Earn 2 CME credit & certificate of completion.

Course includes

  • 1 video
  • 2 e-booklets
  • 1 quiz

Course length

  • Estimated 2 hours or more to cover videos, slides & quiz.
  • Self-paced learning.  Access to this course is for 12 months from date of purchase.

Access anywhere

  • Mobile friendly. Learn on-the-go.
  • Access on PC, phone or tablet.

Course includes

  • 1 video
  • 2 e-booklets
  • 1 quiz

Course length

  • Estimated 2 hours or more to cover video, slides & quiz.
  • Self-paced learning.  Access to this course is for 12 months from date of purchase.

Access anywhere

  • Mobile friendly. Learn on-the-go.
  • Access on PC, phone or tablet.

Sample course material

e-booklet slides

video lecture

COURSE INFO:

What are Short Courses?

The short learning courses are made to answer a specific question related to a relevant topic in vascular ultrasound. A single short video lecture and a short e-booklet (< 50 slides), will provide a focussed session aimed to cover all the critical information on a specific topic.

What will I learn in this course?

Abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) are clinically silent and are associated with a high mortality rate when they rupture. Early detection and intervention is therefore of paramount importance. Opportunistic ultrasound screening for AAA during transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) is feasible and should be promoted. This course is aimed at those healthcare professionals (cardiologist or cardiac sonographers) able to  perform a TTE examinations and want to learn how to identify the abdominal aorta in order to assess for the presence of an AAA.

How many CME credits will I earn from this course?

This course has been valued 2 CME credits. To obtain the CME credit you will need to pass the final quiz designed to test your knowledge in this field.

What is included in this course?

This short course was developed in collaboration with Doctor Julia Grapsa, a consultant cardiologist at the Royal London Hospital and Associate Professor at the University College of London, UK. The course includes two e-booklets summarising the most relevant information  used for identifying the abdominal aorta. In addition, the course includes a short video lecture where Dr Graspa shows along with her team how to identify and measure the maximum diameter of the abdominal aorta on a real patient. See course page here.

Key points:

  • Opportunistic AAA screening
  • AAA ultrasound definition
  • How to identify the abdominal aorta at the end of a TTE examination
  • Ultrasound features of the abdominal aorta
  • Scanning technique used to identify and measure the maximum diameter of an AAA
  • International guidelines for AAA
  • Real life cases

Requirements

You should already be familiar with the TTE examination.

 

COURSE INFO:

What are Short Courses?

The short learning courses are made to answer a specific question related to a relevant topic in vascular ultrasound. A single short video lecture and a short e-booklet (< 50 slides), will provide a focussed session aimed to cover all the critical information on a specific topic.

What will I learn in this course?

Abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) are clinically silent and are associated with a high mortality rate when they rupture. Early detection and intervention is therefore of paramount importance. Opportunistic ultrasound screening for AAA during transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) is feasible and should be promoted. This course is aimed at those healthcare professionals (cardiologist or cardiac sonographers) able to  perform a TTE examinations and want to learn how to identify the abdominal aorta in order to assess for the presence of an AAA.

How many CME credits will I earn from this course?

This course has been valued 2 CME credits. To obtain the CME credit you will need to pass the final quiz designed to test your knowledge in this field.

What is included in this course?

This short course was developed in collaboration with Doctor Julia Grapsa, a consultant cardiologist at the Royal London Hospital and Associate Professor at the University College of London, UK. The course includes two e-booklets summarising the most relevant information  used for identifying the abdominal aorta. In addition, the course includes a short video lecture where Dr Graspa shows along with her team how to identify and measure the maximum diameter of the abdominal aorta on a real patient. See course page here. 

Key points:

  • Opportunistic AAA screening
  • AAA ultrasound definition
  • How to identify the abdominal aorta at the end of a TTE examination
  • Ultrasound features of the abdominal aorta
  • Scanning technique used to identify and measure the maximum diameter of an AAA
  • International guidelines for AAA
  • Real life cases

Requirements

You should already be familiar with the TTE examination.

Sample course material

e-booklet slides

video lecture

SYLLABUS

Screening for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm During Transthoracic Echocardiography

1. Why Assess for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm During Transthoracic Echocardiography

2. How to Detect an Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm During Transthoracic Echocardiography

2. How to Detect an Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm During a Transthoracic Echocardiography

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Course Quiz