Wednesday, 22. January 2020, UK, Harefield Pericardiocentesis Simulation Course

Event description
Description of Course:                                                                                                                                 Hands-on course designed for cardiology trainees interested in gaining skills in pericardiocentesis. This half-day course includes lectures on the importance, diagnosis and causes, and imaging in tamponade, followed by small group training on the pericardiocentesis simulator under the guidance of an experienced cardiologist.
Target Audience:                                                                                                                                        Cardiology registrars/ fellows
Course Fee: £150
Limited to 6 candidates only
Refreshment provided  
Course Directors
Dr Rebecca Lane – Consultant Cardiologist (Intervention and Devices)                                                               Dr Anthony Barron – Consultant Cardiologist (Imaging)
Course Organiser  - Zaheer Afsar
Specific Learning Objectives: 
By the end of this course the candidates will be able to:

Improved understanding of the physiology of pericardial effusion and cardiac tamponade, and associated symptoms and signs
Overview of the possible aetiology and causes of pericardial effusion and cardiac tamponade
Echocardiographic assessment of pericardial effusion and cardiac tamponade
Training in pericardiocentesis procedure Improved awareness of the complications of pericardiocentesis

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Teaching & Assessment Methods:

Maximum 6 candidates to enable small group teaching
Small group lectures on clinical presentation, physiology and imaging including clinical cases
Hands-on demonstration in groups of 3 on the simulator
Procedural training on the simulator, 1 delegate performing the procedure, 1 imaging, 1 feedback
Further attempt to gain at least one simulation based DOPS

 Further Information:  Please contact Zaheer Afsar on    

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