CMEs for Professional Sonographers

 

Continuing ultrasound education made simple

Sorry we missed you for our May CME. Our next live featured CME will be coming to you in early 2024.

Back on MAY 20th, 2023, ESP featured two engaging, live and interactive webinars for CME credit. You are welcome to take a look at what you missed in anticipation of what will be coming again soon! 

Morning Lectures: 8:00am – 11:00am CST: 3 CME’s (OB)

Full Day Lectures: 8:00am – 4:30pm CST: 8 CME’s (AE)

*All listed lecture timings follow Central Standard Time.

This LIVE WEBINAR is tailored to sonographers interested in obstetrics and gynecology. Enjoy this interactive course designed to refresh learners on the prenatal use of ultrasound and fetal imaging. An overview of interventional ultrasound in obstetrics and gynecology will be covered with topics including using ultrasound in guided procedures such as amniocentesis, chorionic villus sampling, and fetal blood transfusion.

Learners will enjoy reviewing ultrasound-guided gynecologic procedures such as oocyte retrieval and hysterosonography. In addition, fifteen differential diagnoses for patients experiencing pelvic pain unrelated to the uterus or ovaries will be highlighted, including diverticulitis, pelvic congestion, and appendicitis.

Saturday, May 20th, 2023

To register, click the button below.

Central Time Zone:

8:00am  Back to School – ABC’s of Fetal Ultrasound

9:00am  Interventional Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology

10:00am Thinking Outside of the Box: Non-gynecological Sources of Pelvic Pain

Title: Back to School-ABCs of Fetal Ultrasound

Time: 8:00am-9:00am – Central Time

Speaker: Margaret Battin, MPH, RDMS, RVT

Description:
This fast-paced course is designed to refresh learners on the prenatal use of ultrasound and fetal imaging. Learners will be taken on a journey from A to Z, covering the pathophysiology and ultrasound appearance of various diseases and syndromes. This course will cover a range of conditions, from more common findings such as fetal alcohol syndrome to rarer conditions like Jeune Syndrome.

Objectives:

  • Recall key features of various syndromes and antenatal tests.
  • Classify syndromes encountered during fetal ultrasound through image analysis.
  • Compare and contrast similar presenting anomalies and syndromes.

Title: Interventional Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology

Time: 9:00am-10:00am – Central Time

Speaker: Margaret Battin, MPH, RDMS, RVT

Description:

This class is designed to give learners an overview of interventional ultrasound in obstetrics and gynecology. Topics covered in this class include using ultrasound in guided procedures such as amniocentesis, chorionic villus sampling, and fetal blood transfusion. Learners will also learn about ultrasound-guided gynecologic procedures such as oocyte retrieval and hysterosonography. In addition to these topics, the lecture will cover important aspects of interventional ultrasound, such as patient preparation, potential risks, and equipment and instrumentation.

Objectives:

  • Recall different procedures and how ultrasound supports positive patient outcomes.
  • Distinguish the pros and cons of using a procedure.
  • Explain how each procedure is performed and what equipment is needed.

Title: Thinking Outside of the Box: Non-gynecological Sources of Pelvic Pain

Time: 10:00am-11:00am – Central Time

Speaker: Margaret Battin, MPH, RDMS, RVT

Description:

This course is designed to highlight fifteen differential diagnoses for patients experiencing pelvic pain unrelated to the uterus or ovaries. Conditions like diverticulitis, pelvic congestion, and appendicitis will be reviewed, looking at prevalence, risk factors, pathophysiology, and ultrasound appearance.

Objectives:

  • Indicate other sources of pelvic pain in the setting of a normal gynecological ultrasound exam.
  • Describe the ultrasound appearance of pelvic pathology.
  • Evaluate patient clinical signs and symptoms to aid in determining differentials.

Saturday, May 20th, 2023

To register, click the button below.

This LIVE WEBINAR is tailored to echocardiographers. Enjoy this LIVE interactive course delivered by four dynamic leading sonographers Alicia Armour, Melissa LeFevre, Ashlee Davis, and Steve Walling.

Deep dive into topics such as amyloidosis, right heart, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, diastology, strain, and TAVR. Explore stress echo, valvular disease, and tools to think outside the ischemia “box.” In addition, learn about the application of ultrasound-enhancing agents and steps for optimization.

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Central Time Zone:

8:00am Cardiac Amyloidosis: Disease Recognition and Monitoring by Echocardiography

9:00am Evaluation of the Right Heart by Echocardiography

10:00am Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy: What’s New, What’s Still Used, and What Still Challenges Us

11:00am Diastology: The Good, the Bad, and the Indeterminate

12:00pm – 12:30pm  Lunch break

12:30pm Strain: Bullseyes, Waveforms, and Numbers- Putting it all together.  What does it all mean?

1:30pm TAVR:  Where are we now?

2:30pm Stress Echo in Valvular Disease: Utilization of Stress Echo Beyond Ischemia

3:30pm Ultrasound Enhancing Agents: Application and Optimization

 

Title: Cardiac Amyloidosis: Disease Recognition and Monitoring by Echocardiography

Time: 8:00am-9:00am – Central Time

Speaker: Alicia Armour, MA, ACS, RDCS, FASE

Description:

This lecture will review the pathophysiology of cardiac amyloidosis and its impact on cardiac function. Discover the key echocardiographic features and imaging modalities used for diagnosing cardiac amyloidosis. Recognizing the limitations and challenges faced while using echocardiology to help diagnose and monitor cardiac amyloidosis will be reviewed. 

Objectives:

  • Understand the pathophysiology of cardiac amyloidosis and its impact on cardiac function.
  • Learn the key echocardiographic features and imaging modalities used for diagnosing cardiac amyloidosis.
  • Recognize the limitations and challenges associated with using echocardiography to help diagnose and monitor cardiac amyloidosis.

Title: Evaluation of the Right Heart by Echocardiography

Time: 9:00am-10:00am – Central Time

Speaker: Alicia Armour, MA, ACS, RDCS, FASE

Description:

This lecture will review the parameters for evaluating the right atrium and right ventricle. Learn which echo measurements to apply to specific pathophysiology to help assist in diagnosing and monitoring. Recognizing the limitations and challenges faced while using these parameters and reviewing possible solutions will be discussed.

Objectives:

  • Recognize the echo parameters to evaluate the right atrium and right ventricle.
  • Understand which echo measurements to apply to specific pathophysiology to assist in diagnosis and monitoring.
  • Identify challenges in evaluating the right heart and workarounds to use.

Title: Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy: What’s New, What’s Still Used, and What Still Challenges Us

Time: 10:00am-11:00am – Central Time

Speaker: Alicia Armour, MA, ACS, RDCS, FASE

Description:
This lecture will review the pathophysiology of hypertrophic cardiomyopathies and variations. Learn how to apply the new echo guidelines for evaluating and assessing hypertrophic cardiomyopathies. Recognizing the importance of echocardiography in guiding management strategies for hypertrophic cardiomyopathies, including risk stratification and surveillance, will be discussed. 

Objectives:

  • Recognize the pathophysiology of hypertrophic cardiomyopathies and the variations that occur.
  • Learn how to apply the new echo guidelines for the evaluation and assessment of hypertrophic cardiomyopathies.
  • Understand the importance of echocardiography in guiding management strategies for hypertrophic cardiomyopathies, including risk stratification and surveillance.

Title: Diastology: The Good, the Bad, and the Indeterminate

Time: 11:00am-12:00pm – Central Time

Speaker: Melissa LeFevre, BA, RDCS

Description:
It’s all about Diastology! Join Melissa as she defines normal and abnormal diastology, reviews the current guidelines, and describes their relevance. The exceptions and complications in assessing diastolic dysfunction will also be reviewed.

Objectives: 

  • Define “Normal “and “Abnormal” Diastology 
  • Learn current guidelines and describe why these are relevant.
  • Review exceptions and complications in assessing diastolic dysfunction.

Title: Strain: Bullseyes, Waveforms, and Numbers- Putting it all together.  What does it all mean?

Time: 12:30pm-1:30pm – Central Time

Speaker: Melissa LeFevre, BA, RDCS

Description:
This lecture will review the concepts of normal and abnormal strain ranges and teach about the bullseye display. Learn about waveforms and patterns and discuss the best way to combine all this information. 

Objectives:

  • Review normal and abnormal strain ranges. 
  • Understand the bullseye display and what it is telling us.
  • Discuss waveforms and patterns.

Title: TAVR:  Where are we now?

Time: 1:30pm-2:30pm – Central Time

Speaker: Melissa LeFevre, BA, RDCS

Description: This lecture will review the history of transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) and discuss the current guidelines. Learn best practices for post-placement follow-up ultrasounds and commonly encountered complications. 

Objectives:

  • Review the past of TAVRs and current guidelines. 
  • Learn how to follow TAVR patients post-placement.
  • Discuss complications post-TAVR.

Title: Stress Echo in Valvular Disease: Utilization of Stress Echo Beyond Ischemia

Time: 2:30pm-3:30pm – Central Time

Speaker: Ashlee Davis, BSMI, ACS, RDCS, FASE

Description:
In this lecture, we will think outside the ischemia “box” and discover utilizations for stress echo in valvular disease. We will review guidelines for the use of stress in valvular disease and explore interesting case examples.

Objectives:

1. Review current guidelines for stress echo in valvular disease.

2. Discuss protocol and implementation in a clinical echo lab

3. Review case examples of stress echo in valvular disease.

Title: Ultrasound Enhancing Agents: Application and Optimization

Time: 3:30pm-4:30pm – Central Time

Speaker: Steven Walling, BS, ACS, RCS, RDCS, FASE

Description:
Ultrasound-enhancing agents (UEA) play an important role in diagnosing many pathologies.  This lecture will discuss reasons to use UEAs and, more importantly, how to optimize the images to answer the specific clinical question.  

Objectives:

  • Discuss contrast image optimization techniques
  • Understand the advantages of contrast with certain pathologies
  • Learn specific pathology optimization with ultrasound-enhancing agents with case examples