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Philosophy

Cardiac Skills Australia specialises in focused echocardiography (cardiac ultrasound) training for medical specialists. Our training acknowledges the growing demand for 'point of care' ultrasound and its role as a fundamental tool for diagnostic evaluation. 

Our workshops use a step-by-step approach to teach the skills necessary for performing diagnostic cardiac ultrasound. Tuition by experienced cardiac sonographers & clinicians; an emphasis on hands-on training; and small group settings (1:3 ratio), means that delegates walk away being able to confidently perform a basic focused echocardiography exam. 

 

Faculty 

Director

Amy Secomb BAppSc (Hons), PGDip Cardiac Ultrasound, AMS 

I have worked for over 19 years in the Health Care Industry, with 15 years in echocardiography at The Prince Charles Hospital. I am an experienced cardiac physiologist with extensive knowledge in the field. I have been facilitating Focussed Cardiac Ultrasound workshops for Drs around Australia and New Zealand for 12 years. As the Director and Owner of Cardiac Skills Australia, teaching and educating Drs, staff and students in quality applicable echocardiography is something I am passionate about.

 

Medical Faculty

 

  • Dr Pankaj Gupta MBBS, FNB,  FRACP in Paediatric Cardiology, Cardiologist, Fellowship in Cardiac MRI, Boston Childrens, USA "Hands on teaching". 

  • Dr Mark Rugless Emergency specialist St Vincent's hospital, Melbourne. Speaker.

  • Dr Brian Doyle Emergency specialist Royal Hobart Hospital. Speaker

  • Dr Cartan Costello  MB BCH BAO, FCICM, FACRRM, FRACGP, BA Com, Grad Dip Crit Care Echo. Staff Specialist, Intensive Care Wollongong Hospital

Echo educators

Selected accredited cardiac sonographers

Approved
CPD activity

Our workshops are an approved professional development activity for the following organisations and colleges.  In addition accredited for CCPU ASUM log units; Focused Echocardiography in Life Support (FELS) & Rapid cardiac echo RCE.

 ‘Diastolic Function & measurement made Easy workshop is approved for 6.5 ACEM CPD hours’

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