Institutional Diploma Training Program in POCUS & Hemodynamics

"THIS PROGRAM IS DESIGNED FOR INSTITUTIONAL REGISTRATION ONLY"

Program Description:

A unique training program designed for clinicians in Pediatrics and Neonatology to optimize their basic skills in POCUS & Hemodynamics and how to apply them in their neonatal practice.

The program consists of the following steps:

Step 1: Enrolment: The faculty lead at your institution should contact us with details of the number of interested clinicians and the intended training period dates for enrolment in the program. Please click the Register now button and submit the pieces of information requested. You will get a provisional confirmation from us within 2 weeks. Once confirmed, please arrange to pay the group training fee, which would confirm the enrolment.

Step 2: Course Modules: Once enrolled in the program, Please inform your team members to enrol the designated courses for the program at Neopeds.Academy. All participants MUST complete the relevant course modules before moving to the Next step

Pre-requisite courses (Price for required courses are included in the package)

Step 3: Hands-on workshop at your institution. The participating institution must arrange a workshop on a date suitable to the POCUSNEO faculties to visit your institution to facilitate a hands-on workshop for your team. The workshop can be spread over 1-3 days, depending on the number of participants. POCUSNEO will be providing the faculty trainers, simulators, and mannikins for the training. The institution would bear the cost of the entire workshop being conducted, including the costs of Faculty air travel, food and accommodation for the entire workshop period. The institution is also responsible for the local costs of arranging the workshop venue, audiovisuals, and refreshments for the participants.

Step 4: Practicing POCUS: The participants now would start documenting their POCUS and hemodynamic encounters as well as start saving all of their basic ultrasounds and echocardiograms performed in NICU at their local computer system. It is the responsibility of the participant and the institution to de-identify the patient information before saving it to their local system adhering to your local institutional policies on patient privacy.

Step 5: Mentorship Sessions: Once a month (Maximum 6 Months), POCUSNEO faculties will connect with your participants online through the Zoom portal (Breakout rooms and screen sharing) to review all the cases, and the studies done by the candidate. In real-time, the faculty mentor would be giving feedback individually on technical skills, interpretation and reporting skills of each scan submitted for review. Also, the POCUSNEO faculty would submit a monthly evaluation of each candidate internally to the Neopeds Academy Diploma Program Committee on each candidate's monthly performance.

Step 6: Logbook: During the 6 months, Each candidate must complete 20 Case scenarios with image/clip captures, reviewed by the POCUSNEO Faculty Mentor, securing more than 75% of the time a score of 4 out of 5 on each occasion on the knowledge, technical and Interpretation skills.

Step 7: Exit Exam: We provide access to our Online Assessment Exam with 20 case scenarios (with real case recorded clips). Securing 75% in this exit exam would finally make your candidates eligible to receive the Diploma certificate provided by Neopeds Academy.

Sample Diploma Certificates from Neopeds Academy

Please Note: Program Length is strictly 6 months. Neopeds Academy will not be held responsible for candidates unable to achieve the number of case submissions set within this time frame. If a Candidate cannot complete the desired number of cases within the set program duration, he or she would then need to re-enrol in the upcoming program by paying the total cost individually or through the institution as a group.

Program Highlights

  • Designed to help institutions who are looking to implement Neonatal POCUS and Hemodynamics for improving quality and care.
  • The participants get all training at your institution with not requiring to travel anywhere and can continue to practice locally with North American Faculty Expert’s mentorship and supervision from remote
  • Minimum registration of 10 candidates required for enrolment per institution (If less than 10 candidates, you can still apply, however minimum enrolment fee calculated based on 10 candidates)

Mandatory Prerequisite Courses

Mandatory Prerequisite Workshops

(You can choose one from the list)

Program Dates

Stream TitleStarting DateEnd Date
2023 Institutional Diploma Program Stream 1July 1, 2023December 31, 2023

Program Instructors

Dr. Yasser Elsayed

Associate Professor
Department of Pediatrics,
University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, Canada

Yasser Elsayed is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Manitoba, Staff Neonatologist, and Researcher at the children's hospital research institute of Manitoba. He is the Founder and Director of the integrated hemodynamics program and point of care ultrasound in Winnipeg. The co-chair of the POCUSNEO group. He conducted more than 50 workshops in the last 5 years locally, nationally, and internationally. His research interests are in the field of hemodynamics and physiology-oriented practice. He was the co-chair of the Canadian National Perinatal Research Meeting 2020.

Dr. Muzafar Gani Abdul Wahab

Associate Professor
Department of Pediatrics,
McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada

Dr. Abdul Wahab (a.k.a Dr.Gani) is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at McMaster University. He pursued his medical training in India, completed his postgraduate training in Pediatrics and Neonatology at Manipal University India and Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship Program, and Masters in eHealth at McMaster University. He was the Program Director for Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship Program at McMaster University from 2013 to 2018. He was the first recipient of McMaster's prestigious DPLEIA Award for his educational innovation during his leadership. His passion is training and knowledge translation in TnEcho and Point of care ultrasound in Neonatology. He is now the Program Director for the TNE fellowship and chair of the TNE and POCUS committee at McMaster. He is the founding co-chair of the international POCUSNEO program in Canada. He conducted several local, international, and online conferences, courses, and workshops on TNE and POCUS

Program will launch on

July 1, 2023, 12:00 am EST