Rapid Assessment by Cardiac Echo + (RACEplus)

Course Description

RACE (Rapid Assessment by Cardiac Echo) is a transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) course specifically designed for the critical care and acute care physicians. Its objective is to equip physicians in these areas with the skills and knowledge to perform focused bedside TTE so that common cardiac and haemodynamic disorders can be identified quickly. There is a strong focus on HANDS-ON practice in this course.

The RACEplus course is an extension of the RACE course and normally spans over 2-3 days. RACEplus covers the RACE content plus some advanced TTE and critical care general ultrasound topics. These topics include Doppler TTE, lung ultrasound, pleural ultrasound, abdominal ultrasound, vascular ultrasound adn ultrasound-guided vascular access.

RACEplus Singapore course includes Doppler TTE, lung ultrasound and abdominal ultrasound topics.

For more information, please click here to view NICCER organisation website.

Course Faculty

Professor Anthony S. McLean
Nepean Hospital, Sydney

A/Prof Stephen HWANG
Nepean Hospital, Sydney

Louise Smith
Nepean Hospital, Sydney

Dr TEO Yeng Hok Alvin
Intensivist/Anaesthesiologist, Mount Elizabeth Hospital, Singapore

Dr LEE Tze-Wee
Intensivist/Anaesthesiologist, Mount Elizabeth Hospital, Singapore

Dr Jonathan TAN Jit Ern
Senior Consultant, Department of Anaesthesiology, Intensive Care and Pain Medicine, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore

Dr FONG Wee Kim
Consultant, Department of Anaesthesiology, Intensive Care and Pain Medicine, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore

Dr CHIA Yew Woon
Consultant, Department of Cardiology, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore

Dr LAU Yie Hui
Consultant, Department of Anaesthesiology, Intensive Care and Pain Medicine, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore

Local Course Convenor

Dr Jonathan TAN Jit Ern
Senior Consultant,
Department of Anaesthesiology, Intensive Care and Pain Medicine
Tan Tock Seng Hospital

Target Audience

Physicians wishing to learn echocardiography as an extension of the physical examination and other critical care ultrasound techniques.

Course Outline

Programme
Day 1: RACE
Introduction to RACE
Knobology and basic TTE views
Demonstration study: How to perform TTE?
Hands-on I: Parasternal views
Hands-on II: Apical and subcostal views
Lecture:
            LV evaluation
            RV evaluation
Fluid status assessment
            Pericardial effusion and tamponade
Demonstration/Case:
           Going through & interpreting RACE study
Hands-on III: Performing RACE
Hands-on IV: Performing RACE
Day 2: RACE
Case studies (2D/ M-mode)
Hands-on V: Performing RACE
Echo in hypotensive patients
Hands-on VI: Student-directed
Lung ultrasound
Hands-on VII
Case interpretation workshop
Summary/ evaluation






 

Course Fees

AUD 1300 (inclusive of Manual)

Course Date

28-29 April, 2012 (Sat and Sun)
10-11 July, 2013 (Wed and Thu)
3-4 July, 2014 (Thu and Fri)
22-23 Apr, 2015 (Wed and Thu)
19-20 May 2016 (Thu and Fri)
20-21 April 2017 (Thu and Fri)

Course Venue

SIMTAC, Emergency Block, Level 4, TTSH 

Registration and Enquiries

Please click here to register for RACEplus course.
For further information, please email to enquiry@niccer.org.au