IAC Echocardiography - On Demand Webcasts

IAC On DemandThe IAC has created a series of webcasts entitled IAC On Demand. Now you can learn about accreditation at your leisure, 24 hours a day/7 days a week, for free. IAC On Demand is simple and easy to use; just choose the topic you wish to learn more about, sit back and listen.

Please note: The following webcasts were recorded from previously live webinars; no CE credit is available for viewing recorded webcasts.

About the Accreditation Process:

  • IAC Echocardiography: Reaccreditation Simplified (updated August 2020)
    Presented by, Katherine Gibson, RDCS, Director of Accreditation - Echocardiography, this webinar provides an overview of the IAC Echocardiography accreditation process and provides information for facilities applying for reaccreditation. Watch»
  • NEW! Uploading Cases to Your IAC Application: A How-To Guide (November 2020)
    Presented by Maria Costello, MBA, CNMT, NCT, Lead Clinical Director/Director of Accreditation-Nuclear/PET and Cindy Shavatt, CCEP, Director of Compliance /Director of Accreditation Processes, this webinar provides instruction on the process of uploading case study images (the required method of case submission beginning 1/1/2021). This webinar is designed to: define the steps to uploading case study images, discuss the benefits of uploading case study images, and identify and explain common obstacles that may occur while uploading case study images. Watch»
  • NEW! Navigating the IAC QI Tool: Collect, Measure, Improve (Echocardiography) (December 2020)
    Presented by Katherine Gibson, RDCS, Director of Accreditation-Echocardiography, this webcast provides an in-depth look at the IAC Quality Improvement (QI) Self-Assessment Tool. Created to help facilities employ and document continuous process improvement, the IAC QI Tool provides a mechanism for facilities to meet the quality measures required by the IAC Standards. Watch»

ICUS Sonography Programs:

  • IAC & ICUS Present: IV Insertion by a Sonographer | Presented by Pam Burgess, ACS, BS, RDCS, RDMS, RVT, FASE. Watch»
  • IAC & ICUS Present: Introduction to Contrast Enhanced Ultrasound for Abdominal Applications | Presented by Cyndi Peterson, MPH, RT, RDMS, RVT. Watch»
  • IAC & ICUS Present: Introduction to Contrast Enhanced Ultrasound for Echocardiography | Presented by Pam Burgess, ACS, BS, RDCS, RDMS, RVT, FASE. Watch»
  • IAC & ICUS Present: Safety and Efficacy of Ultrasound Enhancing Agents | Presented by Thomas Porter, MD, FASE. Watch»

Other Topics:

  • NEW! IAC, ASE & SOPE Present ... Continuous Quality Improvement in the Echo Lab: How Do We Walk the Walk? (October 2020)
    Presented by Anitha Parthiban, MD, this webinar is designed to: describe the basic principles of QI methodology; describe quality metrics for the echo lab; and discuss strategies for implementation of QI in the echo lab and future directions. Watch»
  • IAC, ASE & SOPE Present ... Fetal Echocardiography: Protocol and Technique (May 2020)
    Presented by Mishella Perez, BS, RDMS, RDCS, reviewing the latest AIUM practice parameters for the performance of fetal echocardiography, this presentation discusses the normal sonographic planes of the fetal heart, abnormalities commonly seen in grayscale and color Doppler, and optimization techniques and pearls that improve the screening of congenital heart disease. This webcast is designed to: review the standard sonographic views of Fetal Echocardiography according to AIUM guidelines; recognize common congenital heart disease encountered in practice; discuss fetal heart image optimization tips and pearls. Watch»
  • The WRMSD Grand Challenge Alliance Presents ... Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders in Sonographers: A Look Back and a Path to Progress (April 2020)
    Presented by Yusef Sayeed, MD, MPH, this webcast is designed to: review the epidemiology of work-related musculoskeletal disorders in sonographers; discuss forms of ergonomic redesign and hazard control; discuss how to advocate for a reduction in injuries in the sonography profession. This webcast is a joint presentation of the WRMSD Grand Challenge Alliance member organizations: AIUM, ARDMS/ Inteleos, ASE, IAC, JRC-CVT, JRC-DMS, SVU and SDMS. Watch»
  • IAC, ASE & SOPE Present ... Shoptalk: Imaging the ACHD Patient (October 2019)
    Presented by Bernadette Richards, FASE, RDCS, this webcast is designed to help participants: learn alternative methods of assessing for pulmonary hypertension in the ACHD patient; understand the importance of appropriate aortic measurements in the setting of ACHD associated aortopathies; and learn the importance of developing individualized checklists for specific ACHD pathologies. Watch»
  • IAC & ASE Present: The Utility of Echocardiography in Patients with Ventricular Assist Devices (VADs) (May 2019)
    Presented by Geoffrey Te Jao, MD, RDMS, this webcast is designed to: discuss how echocardiography can help define the optimal choice of temporary mechanical circulatory support device in the management of cardiogenic shock; define indications and troubleshooting of durable LVAD echos. Watch»
  • Simulation Echocardiography for Quality Control and Education (March 2019)
    Presented by Harvey Feigenbaum, MD, this webcast is designed to: define simulation echocardiography and discuss why simulation echocardiography is the best way to evaluate and teach echocardiography and echocardiographic measurements. Watch»
  • IAC & ASE Present: Clinical Applications of Ultrasonic Enhancing Agents in Echocardiography (September 2018)
    Presented by Thomas R. Porter, MD, FASE and Margaret M. Park, BS, ACS, RVT, RDCS, FASE, this webcast is designed to teach participants to: understand the clinical applications of ultrasound enhancing agents; discuss the Very Low Mechanical Index (VLMI) imaging concept; understand Myocardial Perfusion Imaging (MPI) applications; and learn about new and evolving clinical applications. Watch»
  • IAC and Quality Improvement in the Hospital-Based Echo Lab
    (September 2017)
    Hear two echo clinicians from varying hospital settings share thoughts on the value they find in IAC Echocardiography’s realistic and achievable standards and how the accreditation process can help your hospital-based echo lab: reduce variability; ensure that key quality improvement measures are integrated; and deliver the consistently high quality echocardiography services that patients deserve. Presented by John Dent, MD, MS, MHCM – President of IAC Echocardiography and Medical Director of Echocardiography and Professor of Medicine at the University of Virginia and Michael J. Malkowski, MD, FACC, Medical Director of the Echocardiography Lab at Heritage Valley Health System in Pittsburgh, PA. Watch»
  • Assessing the Mechanism of MR by Echocardiography (April 2018)
    Presented by Paul Grayburn, MD, FACC, this webcast is is designed to teach participants to: understand and recognize the differences between primary and secondary mitral regurgitation (MR); understand and identify Carpentier classification of leaflet motion; and learn how the mechanism of MR predicts appropriate treatment strategies. Watch»
  • Pediatric Echo Quantification: To Z or Not To Z (March 2018)
    Presented by Leo Lopez, MD, FASE, FACC, FAAP, this webcast is designed to teach participants to: recognize the need to adjust cardiovascular measurements for body size in the pediatric population; understand the process for developing normal reference ranges for the cardiovascular measurements in children; know the challenges with pediatric echo quantification. Watch»
  • IAC, ASE and SDMS Present: Building Blocks of Strain Imaging 
    (November 2017)
    Presented by Juan Carlos Plana, MD and Pamela Burgess, ACS, BS, RDCS, RDMS, RVT, this webcast is designed to: demonstrate the use of myocardial strain imaging for early detection and follow-up of patients receiving potentially cardiotoxic chemotherapy; demonstrate how to properly utilize strain imaging to provide accurate results; recognize common pitfalls associated with strain imaging and illustrate with case examples how they alter your results; describe how to interpret strain.
    Part I - Watch»
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  • IAC, ASE & SDMS Present: Echocardiographic Assessment of Diastolic Function (September 2017)
    Presented by Merri Bremer, EdD, RN, ACS, RDCS, FASE, this webcast is designed to: discuss technical tips for echo assessment of diastolic function; discuss diastolic function assessment as detailed in the 2016 ASE Diastolic Function Guidelines.
  • IAC, ASE, SDMS & ICUS Present: Contrast Enhanced Ultrasound (March 2017)
    Presented by Steven B. Feinstein, MD, Michael Main, MD and Thomas R. Porter, MD, experts in the field of contrast enhanced ultrasound, this webcast is designed to: educate participants on the clinical diagnostic applications of Contrast Enhanced Ultrasound; educate participants on the clinical and research therapeutic applications of Contrast Enhanced Ultrasound; and discuss the clinical safety of Contrast Enhanced Ultrasound, including recent product labeling changes. Watch»
  • Sonographer Ergonomics: Avoiding Pain and Injury (November 2016)
    Presented by Merri L. Bremer, EdD, RN, RDCS, FASE, Quality Improvement/Education Coordinator - Mayo Clinic Echocardiography Laboratory, Rochester, MN, this webcast is designed to: define the term "ergonomics"; discuss risk factors for developing work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WRMSD): discuss suggestions and recommendations for modifying risk factors in sonography. Watch»
  • IAC & ASE Present: Echocardiography Assessment of the Right Ventricle (September 2016)
    Presented by Geoffrey Te Jao, MD and Pamela Burgess, ACS, BS, RDCS, RDMS, RVT, this presentation provides an in-depth look at the echocardiographic assessment of the right ventricle (particularly in cases of heart failure, pulmonary hypertension). Watch»
  • Echo Lab TEE Electrical Check: A Step by Step Approach | Watch»
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  • Contrast Enhanced Imaging, How To Get Started: A Tale From A Facility Like Yours | Watch»
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  • Advanced Optimization of Your Echo Images and Doppler Evaluations | Watch»
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  • Basics of Using Contrast | Watch»
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  • Optimizing Your Echo Images & Doppler Evaluations | Watch»
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Patient Safety:

  • Building a Culture of Quality: The Imaging Professional’s Role in Ensuring Patient Safety
    Presented by Rosemary Gibson, MSc, this webcast is designed to show participants how to recognize how every aspect of the health care provider's patient interaction impacts patient safety, from quality imaging to accurate reporting and beyond; discuss the patient perspective and use of the IAC process as a foundation to build a culture that naturally emphasizes continuous improvement. Watch»

Quality Improvement:

  • Quality Improvement: An Introduction to the IAC QI Tool
    A tutorial webcast of the new IAC QI Self-Assessment Tool. Presented by Craig Fleishman, MD, FACC, FASE, IAC Echocardiography Board member and Jeremy Kempner, IAC Project Coordinator and Information Security Analyst. Watch»

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