ECHO-Guided Life Support

Using ultrasound to categorise shock and guide initial management

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(This is for a 3 month usage contract.)

Course overview

What's it about?

These lectures, case presentations and bespoke, multi-camera tutorials examine resuscitation ultrasound and initial management for the sick, hypotensive patient

Learning objectives:

At the end of this course you should be able to:

  1. Categorize undifferentiated shock via an algorithmic approach
  2. Identify pneumothorax and interstitial syndrome with lung ultrasound
  3. Identify the signs of obstructive shock (tamponade & PE)
  4. Qualitatively assess LV function
  5. Assess the IVC
  6. Assess volaemia and fluid responsiveness potential 

Who's it for?

Any physician likely to encounter unstable patients in the pre-hospital setting, ED, ICU, operating room or ward

Duration 170 mins.

Course Lecturer

Max Valois and Jean-François Lanctôt
Co-directors and founders of the Echo-Guided Life Support Course

Max Valois and Jean-François Lanctôt are colleagues in the ED at Charles-LeMoyne Hospital, and in the ICU at Verdun Hospital in Montréal, Québec, Canada.

Max is Adjunct Professor at McGill University and Université de Montréal, and Associate Professor at Université de Sherbrooke.

Jean-François is Adjunct Professor at McGill University, and Professor of Clinical Teaching at Université de Sherbrooke.


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