Continuing Education

PCUS103 - Point-of-Care Ultrasound: Cardiac

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Course Overview

With the growing need for rapid, bedside cardiac assessment, Point-of-care Ultrasound (POCUS) is gaining demand. Point-of-Care Ultrasound Cardiac is a real-time, portable, and non-invasive imaging technique that enables healthcare providers to visualize and evaluate the heart in various clinical settings. With the knowledge and skills gained in this course, you will be able to identify the principles and techniques for bedside ultrasound imaging of the heart and thoracic aorta; determine appropriate sonographic cardiac windows and views, cardiac critical care findings and pathological cardiac function. Upon successful completion of the competency assessment, you will earn a NAIT Microcredential and receive a Digital Badge you can share on social media and with your network.

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Delivery Methods

  • Face to Face: Where: In-person meetings. When: Course is scheduled at a specific time for students to attend. Face-to-face instruction at all class meetings. Location may be on campus or at a worksite.
  • Blended: Where: Mixture of in-person & online components. When: Course is scheduled at a specific time for students to attend. Combination of face-to-face and online components at specific times. Some online components may be accessed online anytime.
  • Hyflex: Where: Choice to attend in-person or online meetings. When: Course is scheduled at a specific time for students to attend. For each class, students choose to attend in-person with the instructor or online at a specific time.
  • Remote Live Delivery: Where: Online with instructor. When: Course is scheduled at a specific time for students to attend. Instruction is delivered at set times online. Students do not come to campus.
  • Remote On-Demand Delivery: Where: Online anytime. When: No set class meetings. Coursework is accessed on-demand and online. While there are no set class meetings, there may be set due dates and deadlines for some activities. Students may interact with peers through virtual tools.
  • Remote Independent: Where: Online anytime. When: No set class meetings. Coursework is accessed on-demand and online, with no instructor support. While students choose when to do coursework, there may be set due dates and deadlines. 
  • Work Placement: Where: In-person meetings. When: Work is scheduled at a specific time for students to attend. Onsite work integrated learning. Location at a worksite.
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