This is a popular two-day, hands-on clinical course where we teach basic echo skills and basic aspects of congenital heart disease together with the use of echocardiography for the neonatologist. It starts with basic physics relevant to ultrasound and echocardiography followed by interactive demonstration of the anatomy and pathology of the heart.
The course particularly concentrates on topics relevant to the busy Neonatologist such as assessment of ductal shunting, pulmonary hypertension and management of the hypotensive infant using echocardiography.
The intensive theory sessions are followed by hands-on sessions in order to solidify what was learnt in theoretical part of the course. Two of the practical sessions will also involve a visit to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in order to provide better understanding of the use of echocardiography in neonates.
Location: St George's Skills and Simulation Centre, St George's Hospital, Tooting, London