UNES Consultancy in partnership with Heart Center conducted ECHO for LIFE Training Programme to the Doctors from different Hospitals across the Regions. Echocardiography is a non-invasive imaging techniques used in the diagnosis of diseases of cardiac structure and function. The technique is invaluable in the management of patients with heart disease, yet there are less than 20 well trained echo cardiographers in Kenya serving a population of over 45million. The purpose of the course is to increase the number of cardiographers in Kenya and efficiently improve the care of cardiac patients in the country.
The key topical areas covered were: Principle and physics of echocardiography, normal cardiac anatomy, and examination; M-Mode and 2-D echocardiography; Echo assessment systolic and diastolic function, basic and advanced haemodynamics; assessment of valvular and pericardial diseases; assessment of hypertensive/coronary heart disease and heart failure and finally the Echo data interpretation and report writing.
The Program was delivered through lucrative and enriching methodologies encompassing discussions, Lectures, presentations and Video demonstration.
The Training ran from 5th-9th March, 2018 at the Executive Boardroom, Kolobot Drive Nairobi.