Left Ventricular Function

Offered By

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 explain normal left ventricular (LV) function and how to diagnose an abnormal left ventricle (LV). Qualitative and quantitative methods of assessing LV function will be described. Attention is drawn to ways in which pathology and interventions may influence the interpretation of a basic transthoracic echocardiography (TTE or 'echo') examination in the critical care setting. The importance of clinical context and of recognising when expert assistance is needed are emphasised.

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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 structure and function of the normal LV and use simple methods to quantify LV size and function

Recognise when the structure or function of the LV is abnormal, and describe the findings

Appreciate how confounding factors seen in the critical care setting may influence interpretation of echo appearances

Recognise when more expert assessment is indicated