i-Heartscan Workshop @RRMCH

Workshop was conducted on 13th and 14th of Feb 2016 at RajaRajeswari Medical College and Hospital Bangalore by the Department of Anaesthesiology, Critical Care and Pain Medicine.

Workshop was attended by the delegates from Bangalore, Tamilnadu & Kerala.

The workshop was awarded 4 CME credit points by the Karnataka Medical Council.

 Clinical  Ultrasound:

TTE Workshops are designed for Anesthetists, Intensive Care, Emergency Department Physicians and Surgeons who wish to learn how to use Point of Care (POC) transthoracic and ultrasound guidance techniques. This course is designed to extend your experience and training in transthoracic echocardiography. iHeartScan™ is a registered name.

The goal is to strike a balance between “too little and too much” by analysing the important information needed for the critical care environment, in order to influence how to manage patients.

Haemodynamic state assessment is really the “bread and butter” of echo information. The information will be used in 90% of clinical situations to change the management. However, haemodynamic state is not enough to fully categorise the problem. Findings of haemodynamically important valve lesions such as severe aortic stenosis, will also lead us to change management.

iHeartscan is promoting the concept of limited transthoracic echocardiography to perform Haemodynamic Echocardiography Assessment in Real Time, or iHeartScan™ for short. The study should take about 5 minutes once you gain more experience through practice.


Faculty for the workshop were:

Mr David Canty

Senior Lecturer and Director of Ultrasound Simulation

Ultrasound Education Group, Department of Surgery

University of Melbourne

Adjunct Associate Professor

Department of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Monash University

VMO Anaesthetist

Royal Melbourne Hospital and Monash Medical Centre

 Dr Shashikanth Manikappa

Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine,

Casey Hospital – Monash Health, Melbourne

Visiting Professor,

Raja Rajeswari Medical College & Hospital,

Bangalore, India

Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer,

The University of Melbourne,

Melbourne, Australia

Dr.Darsim Haji


  • Full-time Staff Consultant Emergency Physician, Peninsula Health.
  • Senior Lecturer, Department of Surgery, the University of Melbourne.
  • Member of steering committee for Certificate and Postgraduate Diploma of critical Care Ultrasound , Ultrasound Education Group, The University of Melbourne
  • Medical International Retrieval Doctor , QBE Assist, QBE

IHeartScan Workshop Components were:

  • Pre-workshop preparation – includes eLearning tutorials and online TTE case studies.
  • Workshop workshop contains ten hours of hands-on-activity. Two hours is dedicated to each core learning area. Techniques will be demonstrated and participants will practice using the ultrasound systems. Participants will be dividing into small groups (maximum of five per group) and groups will rotate through each core learning area station.
  • Post-workshop exam – an online assessment with multiple choice questions

The core learning areas

  1. Basic Trasthoracic Imaging
  2. Haemodynamic State Assessment including Measurement of Cardiac Output
  3. Basic Assessment of Valves using 2D and Colour Flow Doppler imaging
  4. iHeartScan™ Examination
  5. iHeartScan™ Reporting and Examples


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