EDEC Learning Components

The EDEC participants must collect 40 points, complete the Logbook and pass the EDEC Exam to be awarded the EDEC Diploma.

To secure the 40 points, the EDEC Committee provides learning components in line with the latest advances in continuous medical education (CME).

The participants are requested to upload the certificates to the EDEC profile to gather the points.

Date: 2023
Format: Online
EDEC Points: 6 points

Course Director: Philippe VIGNON MD, PhD Medical-surgical Intensive Care Unit, Dupuytren Teaching Hospital, Limoges, France

This 1-day course gives the opportunity to interact with EDEC Experts performing echo exams at the bedside of their patients and to discuss the different ways to improve their clinical situation.

Registration fees for the Clinical Course are included in the initial EDEC fees.

Accreditation: to be confirmed.

Cardiogenic shock monothematic session

Date: June 28, 2022
Format: Online
EDEC Points: 4 points

Course Director: Philippe VIGNON MD, PhD Medical-surgical Intensive Care Unit, Dupuytren Teaching Hospital, Limoges, France

Cardiogenic shock is a cause of acute circulatory failure which remains underestimated on clinical grounds. Critical care echocardiography plays a key role in both the diagnosis and management of this devastating illness with persisting high mortality.

This monothematic session will illustrate step by step how echocardiography can be used to guide the diagnostic work-up and acute care.

Registration fees for the monothematic sessions are included in the initial EDEC fees.

PROGRAMME


Septic shock monothematic session

Date: November 29, 2022
Format: Online
EDEC Points: 4 points

Course Director: Philippe VIGNON MD, PhD Medical-surgical Intensive Care Unit, Dupuytren Teaching Hospital, Limoges, France

Septic shock is the most frequent aetiology of circulatory failure in the intensive care unit. Despite the application of the Surviving Sepsis Campaign bundles, its mortality remains high.

Critical care echocardiography can be used very early at the stage of sepsis in the Emergency Department, and subsequently in the intensive care unit to identify the hemodynamic phenotype of septic shock.

This monothematic session will illustrate the pivotal role of critical care echocardiography in monitoring hemodynamics and the effects and tolerance of guided acute care.

Registration fees for the monothematic sessions are included in the initial EDEC fees.

Date: October 22-23, 2022
Format: On-site
Location: Paris
EDEC Points: 12 points

Course Director: Philippe VIGNON MD, PhD Medical-surgical Intensive Care Unit, Dupuytren Teaching Hospital, Limoges, France

The Advanced Course on IC Echocardiography has been designed for intensivists, registered or not in the EDEC Curriculum, who would like to refine their knowledge on the subject.

This mandatory course should be undertaken within the first year of the EDEC Curriculum.

Accreditation: To be confirmed

Self-study
Format: Online
EDEC Points: 1 point/webcast

By the end of the year, a final pool of 10 selected webcasts (webinar recordings) will be made available in the online classroom (Academy). In order to get 1 EDEC point, the participants must need to watch the recordings and complete successfully the related quiz.

For the moment, the candidates can still watch all webinars from the previous year. However, no point can be collected.

Self-study

Format: Online
EDEC Points: 1 point/virtual reality experience

In the following months, 2 virtual reality experience resources will be available in the online classroom (Academy). They will allow participants to undertake virtual reality-enhanced simulation training, for the achievement of specific practical skills required in advanced critical care EchoCardiography.

VRE Septic shock

  • Learning objectives:
    • Identify septic cardiomyopathy
    • Evaluate fluid responsiveness using ‘dynamic’ indices
    • Illustrate how to monitor the effects of a passive leg rising
    • Assess the cardiac response to inotropes.

VRE: Acute respiratory distress syndrome

  • Learning objectives:
    • To identify RV dilatation in ventilated ARDS patients and cardiovascular factors potentially participating in hypoxemia
    • To ascertain the tolerance of ventilatory settings using echocardiography in patients at risk of RV failure
    • To identify acute cor pulmonale and to adjust therapy
    • To illustrate the management of fluids in patients with acute cor pulmonale.

This component will be made available by the end of the year.

EDEC Points: 6 points

Only the EDEC participants can access the EDEC online classroom at the Academy.

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