This workshop is designed for Anaesthetists, Intensive Care, Emergency Department Physicians and Surgeons who wish to learn how to use Point-of-Care (POC) transthoracic ultrasound.

Haemodynamic Echocardiography Assessment in Real Time: iHeartScan Advanced

In this course, participants will advance their point of care transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) skills to include quantification of valvular and ventricular function and estimation of pulmonary hypertension.


This workshop is designed for Anaesthetists, Intensive Care, Emergency Department Physicians and Surgeons who wish to learn how to use point-of-care transthoracic echocardiography.


  1. Introduce advanced valve and diastolic assessments
  2. Familiarise techniques required to execute lung ultrasounds
  3. Help you prepare for an ultrasound assessment of the airway
  4. Help you develop more detailed quantitative assessment of the heart chambers, and
  5. Provide a chance to refresh and revise on the iHeartScan principles that were studied in the previous Workshop.


Students have the flexibility to study in their own time and location. Program materials can be accessed through the Education app on smartphones and tablets with iOS, Android or Windows systems. Once the program materials have been downloaded on smartphones and tablets, all the interactive media content can be viewed even when offline (however, internet access is required periodically to login or re-verify login credentials). Program materials can also be accessed online using a web browser.

This course includes:

  • 2-day workshop supervised by experienced instructors on male volunteer models
  • 6 eLearning tutorials:
    1. iHeartScan Advanced General Information Guide
    2. Transthoracic Echocardiography Examination (revision)
    3. Doppler Assessment of Valvular Regurgitation and Stenosis
    4. Left Ventricular Function
    5. Right Ventricular Function
    6. Case Studies & Reporting
  • 20 pre-workshop case studies of patient pathology
  • 1 post-workshop online exam
  • Online logbook for recording patient scanning activity
  • Certificate of Completion issued upon completion of all required components


  • Perform and interpret quantification of valvular dysfunction using 2D measurements, M-mode, colour flow and spectral Doppler (gradient and valve area)
  • Perform and interpret quantification and classification of right and left ventricular dysfunction (eg. TAPSE, RV fractional area change, LV Simpson's ejection fraction)
  • Estimation of pulmonary artery systolic pressure
  • Perform iHeartScan™Advanced examination and report

This course is available for claiming below CME / CPD:

  • ACEM
  • CICM
  • RACS

For more information, go to How to Claim CME and CPD.

Pocket Guide to Perioperative and Critical Care Echocardiography

McGraw-Hill’s Pocket Guide to Perioperative and Critical Care Echocardiography is a handy pocket-sized book that simplifies the subject of echocardiography, including transoesophageal echocardiography (TOE), transthoracic and surface ultrasound applications, as well as focusing on explaining the basic and essential information needed for its use by surgeons and anaesthetists in surgery.

Presented in a concise, practical format this handbook includes tables, useful clinical tips and an extensive range of images and diagrams.

Accompanying this book is an extensive collection of moving ultrasound images for detailed views, with graphics for further explanations and pointers to specific images. The videos and graphics are situated in a simple navigational program and are referred to in the Pocket Guide by icons, providing an integrated and effective learning tool.

Key Features

  • Essential information presented in a clear, easy to understand style.
  • Concise, practical format with tables, clinical tips and lists throughout.
  • High-quality images and simple line diagrams for basic views.
  • Contributions from leading experts in the field.

The Authors

Colin Royse, MBBS, MD, FANZCA

Cardiothoracic Anaesthetist, Royal Melbourne Hospital; Associate Professor and co-head of the Human Cardiovascular Research Laboratory, Department of Pharmacology, Melbourne University, Victoria, Australia.

Garry Donnan, MBBS, FANZCA

Staff Anaesthetist, Department of Anaesthesia and Pain Management, The Royal Melbourne Hospital, Victoria, Australia. Alistair Royse, MBBS, MD, FRACS. Cardiothoracic surgeon, Royal Melbourne and Western Hospitals, Victoria, Australia; Professor, Department of Pharmacology, Melbourne University, Victoria, Australia.



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Course Information


Couse Fee: AUD $1540 (incl. GST) (This price includes: 2 days workshop with catering & eLearning material)