The Focused Cardiac Ultrasound Peri-Arrest (FCU Peri-Arrest) Course offers the knowledge base and practical skills required for the systematic diagnosis of conditions that cause peri-arrest and cardiac arrest, including ultrasound of the heart, lung and abdomen.
This course includes hands-on training of image acquisition as well as diagnosis of interesting cardiac pathology using high fidelity Vimedix simulators, enabling the development of basic proficiency before clinical use.
It is recommended that the FCU TTE course is completed prior to the Peri-arrest course to have adequate skills in basic transthoracic echocardiography. However, this is not a compulsory prerequisite.
The aim of this course is to use clinical ultrasound to aid clinical decision making in the peri-arrest or arrest situation. Rapid assessment of heart, lungs and abdomen is performed to rule out the important causes of peri-arrest.