Focus Assessed Transthoracic Echocardiography

Theme:   Point of Care Echocardiography for the Haemodynamically Unstable


August 22 , 2018
Hall 1, Leisure Lodge, Ukunda, Kenya
Slots available: 29

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FATE is easily and quickly learnt and can be applied in all clinical scenarios: preoperatively, intraoperatively, intensive and emergency settings. This workshop is a simple and effective roadmap to learn how to perform and interpret cardiographic findings and put them into the clinical context. The Kenya Society of Anaesthesiologists (KSA) and Critical Care Society  of Kenya (CCSK) in conjuction with University of Cape Town (UCT) will host the FATE as one of its 26th KSA and 6th CCSK Pre-Conference Workshops.



To provide the  non cardiologist physicians with basic echocardiographic skills for cardiovascular optimization. This will include basic imaging views and M-mode for cardiac dimensions; right and left ventricular function.


Pre-workshop Learning Material

All theory is provided according to the unique USABCD interactive e-learning concept including pre-test, learning modules and post-test. E-learning covers: introduction, equipment and skills, basic imaging views, M-mode, cardiac function and pathology. All e-learning modules must be completed prior to the workshop.

The following topics will be offered during the in groups of 4-5 participants.

1. Basic cardiac views, including IVC

2. M-Mode

3. Right and Left ventricular function

4. Basic clinical scenario training

5. Pleural scanning


Pre-course Qualification

No prior experience is required.


Who can attend?

Physicians from all specialties dealing with hemodynamic problems e.g. Anesthesiologists, Intensivists, Emergency Physicians, Internal Medicine, Surgeons and General Practitioners.


*HOT= Hands on Training

August 22
Time Activity
07:45 - 08:00 Registration
08:00 - 08:15 Introduction
08:15 - 08:30 Highlights to HOT 1
08:30 - 09:45 HOT 1 (Knobbology, Basic imaging views on normal models)
09:45 - 10:00 Highlights to HOT 2
10:00 - 10:15 Coffee break
10:15 - 11:15 HOT 2 (Knobbology, repetition of basic imaging views, M-mode in pos 3, MAPSE/ TAPSE)
11:15 - 11:30 Highlights to HOT 3
11:30 - 12:30 HOT 3 (Knobbology, repetition of HOT 1 - 2, M-mode in pos 2, PLAX view, extended views)
12:30 - 13:00 Lunch break
13:00 - 13:15 Highlights to HOT 4
13:15 - 15:00 HOT 4 (Certification and Scenario Training, Discussion, Evaluation)