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Royal College of Anaesthetists

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Why should I take this course?

This micro skills course from the Royal College of Anaesthetists will cover some of the pathological diagnoses that can cause haemodynamic instability and cardiac arrest, excluding left and right ventricular (LV and RV) pathology, which are covered elsewhere. Therefore hypovolaemia (including sepsis), cardiac tamponade, pulmonary embolus (PE), thoracic aortic dilatation and acute aortic dissection will be the topics covered in this micro skills course from the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine.

Are the programs accredited for continuous professional development (CPD) or continuing medical education (CME)?

Our courses have been developed and are delivered by Talisium's global network of content providers including universities and various professional bodies whose work underpins CPD for healthcare professionals.
Certificates of completion will be available and can be downloaded once a course has been completed. These can be used as evidence of learning for training and CPD purposes. You will need to check with your governing body about CPD standards and requirements.
Unless otherwise stated, certificates issued through Talisium are not qualifications of any formal assessment.

Do I need any prior qualifications or experience?

Our courses and programs have been designed to meet the needs of a broad range of trainees and qualified healthcare professionals. For most courses, we do not ask that you hold certain qualifications or meet certain criteria.
Some courses are aligned to specialist medical curricula so there is a certain level of medical knowledge required in these cases. On the whole, however, the courses and programs are accessible to a broad audience of learners.

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Each participant receives a certificate upon course completion.

What you can expect

A 30 minute eLearning course containing interactive content and activities. 

This course is ideal for

All health professionals.

Here is what you will cover in
this course 

 Describe the echo findings in the hypovolaemic patient in both spontaneously breathing and mechanically ventilated patients

Distinguish between a pericardial collection and cardiac tamponade

Identify the echo appearances of acute PE

Recognise echo features associated with acute aortic dissection