ULTRASOUND SOLUTIONS CORP. is 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 how to approach fetal echocardiography.
More Obstetricians are ordering fetal echocardiograms now than ever before. It is therefore imperative that Sonographers who deal with both obstetrical and cardiac exams understand how to conduct this study in a thorough and comprehensive manner that will allow physicians to correctly diagnose fetal circulatory issues before birth. In this event, the attendees will be taught how to perform a basic fetal echocardiographic examination. In addition, cases will be presented to demonstrate the consequences of absent blood flow within the fetal heart. (Approved for 1 SDMS CME credit)
Course Objectives: Upon completion of this educational activity, the participant will be able to:
• State the methods used to establish fetal situs and cardiac situs
• Identify fetal cardiac chambers and vessels on sonographic images
• Demonstrate the markings which indicate Critical Congenital Heart Disease (CCHD)
• Discuss optimization of fetal cardiac images
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.