Archives for November 2018

New Resource: Cardiovascular Point-of-Care Imaging for the Medical Student and Novel User

ASE’s latest educational tool, Cardiovascular Point-of-Care Imaging for the Medical Student and Novel User, introduces basic cardiac point-of-care ultrasound concepts for all stages of medical school. The Program Curriculum, which is free for ASE members and nonmembers, is modular in format allowing educators and learners to select the components needed to either enhance their existing ultrasound programming, or to use the modules as a starting point to deliver cardiovascular ultrasound education. Modules include anatomy, integration with the physical exam, pathology, teach the teacher, and testing themes. This new educational resource was developed by an ASE task force, led by Amer Johri, MD, FASE, and is endorsed by ASE partners including WINFOCUS and the Canadian Society of Echocardiography (CSE).

In Case You Missed It: ASE Published Its First Guideline Summary, Featuring Chamber Quantification

The ASE Workflow and Lab Management Task Force has been working to summarize guidelines in order to improve the implementation in echo labs across the country. The first Guideline Summary Document was officially completed in August: ASE’s Recommendations for Cardiac Chamber Quantification in Adults: A Quick Reference Guide from the ASE Workflow and Lab Management Task Force. And coming soon – the Left Ventricular Diastolic Function Guideline Summary!

ASE Headquarters – COVID-19 Update

Beginning March 26, 2020, the county where the ASE Headquarters is located is under a government order to “Stay at Home” due to the spread of the coronavirus. These “Stay at Home” recommendations continue to be in effect and depend on the infection rates in the County/State. ASE will keep all but essential personnel telecommuting until a time when it is judged safe to return to work. We are not suspending or closing operations; our employees will remain working and providing excellent customer service to our members and the cardiovascular ultrasound community. However, ASE will slightly modify its official open hours to 9 AM – 4 PM Eastern TimeMonday-Friday. Should you need to get in touch with a staff person, call our main office at 919-861-5574 and a phone list by department will be available. A staff directory is also available here. All general questions can also be sent through ASE@ASEcho.org. Thank you and our best wishes for your continued safety.