As part of American Heart Month, we are pleased to present Jonathan Sweatman, RDCS, RCS, RVS, RT Pediatric and Fetal Cardiac Sonographer from the University of North Carolina Children’s Hospital for a discussion on congenital heart defects in the pediatric patient population Wednesday, February 9, 2022 7:00 – 8:00 PM (ET; New York) Join us virtually for Congenital Heart Disease: Oh Shunt!
It is commonly known that Adult Cardiology Echo Labs often have Sonographers who are required to do echocardiograms on newborns without the proper training due to limited resources. This course is designed to fill in some of the gaps for those Adult Cardiology Sonographers by discussing image optimization using multiple transducers, pediatric cardiac anatomy, as well as cardiac abnormalities commonly found in the pediatric population. In addition, the hemodynamics of minor congenital heart defects will be addressed.
Upon completion of this educational activity, the participant will be able to:
- Review the various windows included in a standard pediatric echocardiogram protocol
- Describe how to utilize knobology and transducers to optimize specific images
- Identify atrial shunts, ventricular shunts, and patent ductus arteriosus
- Recognize the pattern of hemodynamics for various congenital heart defects
About Our Speaker
Jonathan P. Sweatman, RDCS, RCS, RVS, RT began his medical career as a Radiologic/CT Technologist. His interest in Ultrasound led him to further his education and steered him toward his first professional sonography position in adult cardiology at St. Joseph Hospital in Nashua, New Hampshire. Always looking for new challenges, Jonathan joined a pediatric cardiology team at a children’s hospital, part of the Ochsner Health System, which brought him closer to his New Orleans roots. Eventually, his expertise led him to his present position in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, where he currently works as a Pediatric/Fetal Cardiac Sonographer at the University of North Carolina Children’s Hospital. Although fully immersed in adult, pediatric, and fetal cardiac sonography, Jonathan enjoys spending his spare time on road trips with his wife and 4 year-old son.
This activity has been approved for 1.0 SDMS CME credit.
The CME participant roster will be reported by Ultrasound Solutions Corp. to the SDMS CME Tracker System.