Critical Care Echocardiography
Bedside echocardiography is a non-invasive investigation and has become an important tool in the diagnostic workup and management of the intensive care patient. Barwon Health Intensivists have advanced and basic echocardiography skills, with many holding a Graduate Diploma in Clinical Ultrasound.
ICU doctors regularly review and discuss cases to maintain ongoing education and provide a collaborative approach to the complex ICU patient.
In addition, Dr Scott Simpson provides a paediatric echocardiography service, allowing many children to receive this timely investigation close to home.
In keeping with the College of Intensive Care Medicine trainee requirement for basic echocardiography skills, the ICU will implement a teaching program to help trainees become accredited.
Last Modified: Wednesday, 01 November 2017