Introduction to Adult Echocardiography
  • Ultrasound Imaging Fundamentals: The Basics
  • Introduction to 2D/M-Mode Adult Echocardiography
  • Introduction to Cardiac Doppler Ultrasound
  • Cardiac Hemodynamics
  • Echocardiographic Evaluation of Mitral and Aortic Valve Heart Disease
  • Doppler Evaluation of Mitral and Aortic Valve Heart Disease
  • Echo Eval of Right Heart DIsease
  • Evaluation of Pericardial Effusions and Cardiac Masses
  • Echocardiographic Evaluation of Cardiomyopathies
  • Echocardiographic Evaluation of Coronary Artery Disease
  • Echocardiographic Evaluation of Diastolic Function
  • Contrast Echocardiography
  • Stress Echocardiography

Date of Original Release: 12/29/2015
This edition valid for credit through: 12/29/2018

Price:  $945.00 (12 months access)
Code: OC-CARD151
19.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

 

Details

Modules

  1. Ultrasound Imaging Fundamentals: The Basics
  2. Introduction to 2D/M-Mode Adult Echocardiography
  3. Introduction to Cardiac Doppler
  4. Cardiac Hemodynamics
  5. Echocardiographic Evaluation of Mitral and Aortic Heart Disease
  6. Doppler Evaluation of Mitral and Aortic Heart Disease
  7. Echocardiographic Evaluation of Right Heart Disease
  8. Echocardiographic Evaluation of Pericardial Effusions and Cardiac Masses
  9. Echocardiographic Evaluation of Cardiomyopathies
  10. Echocardiographic Evaluation of Coronary Artery Disease
  11. Echocardiographic Evaluation of Diastolic Function
  12. Contrast Echocardiography
  13. Stress Echocardiography
Topics & Objectives
Topics:
  • Ultrasound Imaging Fundamentals: The Basics
  • Introduction to 2D/M-Mode Adult Echocardiography
  • Introduction to Cardiac Doppler Ultrasound
  • Cardiac Hemodynamics
  • Echocardiographic Evaluation of Mitral and Aortic Valve Heart Disease
  • Doppler Evaluation of Mitral and Aortic Valve Heart Disease
  • Echo Eval of Right Heart DIsease
  • Evaluation of Pericardial Effusions and Cardiac Masses
  • Echocardiographic Evaluation of Cardiomyopathies
  • Echocardiographic Evaluation of Coronary Artery Disease
  • Echocardiographic Evaluation of Diastolic Function
  • Contrast Echocardiography
  • Stress Echocardiography

Objectives

After viewing this enduring material the participant will be able to:

  • Increase the participant’s knowledge to better perform and/or interpret Echocardiography examinations.
  • Demonstrate proper transducer manipulation and system optimization to produce diagnostic images (sonographer) and recognize potential imaging errors (Physician).
  • Demonstrate routine scan protocols to evaluate an adult patient using 2D/M-Mode/Color Flow & Doppler echocardiographic techniques.
  • Perform standard 2D, m-mode and Doppler measurements
  • Identify normal/abnormal characteristics of 2D cardiac anatomy.
  • State the role of cardiac Doppler and list the necessary qualitative/quantitative measurements.
  • Identify the ultrasound findings associated with valvular heart disease, cardiomyopathies, ischemic heart disease, pericardial disease and cardiac masses.
  • List the latest imaging techniques in quantification of right and left ventricle wall motion. Document findings and apply standardized guidelines during compilation of an Echocardiography worksheet (sonographer) and dictated report (Physician).
  • List the steps necessary for system optimization during contrast echo imaging.
  • Increase confidence to incorporate protocols, techniques & interpretation criteria to improve diagnostic/treatment accuracy.
Target Audience
Sonographers, physicians, PAs and other medical professionals learning how to perform adult echocardiography exams. Also, physicians who are at an entry level of interpreting exams. Physician participants may include (but are not limited to) those involved with: internal medicine, radiology, cardiology, family practice, emergency medicine and critical care.
Course Instructors

Dennis Atherton

RDCS, RCT, RRT, ACS, FASE

Director: Non-Invasive Cardiology, Maine Medical Center,Portland, ME, Speaker Disclosures: Bristol Myers Squibb, SDMS, ARDMS - Speakers’ Bureau, Philips Ultrasound - Research, Consulting, and Speakers’ Bureau
No relevant financial relationship(s) exist.

Richard Palma

BS, RDCS, RCS, ACS, FASE,FSDMS

Program Director and Clinical Coordinator, Hoffman Heart and Vascular Institute, St Francis Hospital and Medical Center, Hartford, CT
No relevant financial relationship(s) exist.

Daniel Bourque

MS, RCS, FASE

Orlando Regional Medical
No relevant financial relationship(s) exist.

Lori Green

BA, RT, RDMS, RDCS, RVT

President, Program Director, Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc., Saint Petersburg, FL
No relevant financial relationship(s) exist.

Theresa Jorgensen

RDMS, RDCS, RVT

Ultrasound consultant – Phoenix, Arizona
No relevant financial relationship(s) exist.

Faculty & Content Disclosures...
Faculty Disclosure
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc. adheres to ACCME Essential Areas, Standards, and Policies regarding industry support of CME. Speakers will disclose any relevant commercial relationships prior to the start of the educational activity.

Content Validation
All presentations for this CME activity were reviewed and approved by members of the GUI CME Review Committee to determine content validity and to ensure that no conflicts of interest exist prior to the activity commencement or material compilation.

Disclosure of Individuals in Control of Content
In addition to the faculty listed the following individuals are recognized by GUI as being in control of content of this program:

James Mateer, MD, RDMS (Medical Director-planner, QI Task Force Subcommittee)
Medical Director, Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Andreas Dewitz, MD, RDMS(Member of Advisory Board, QI Task Force Subcommittee)
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
Vice Chair of Ultrasound Education
Boston Medical Center
Boston, MA
No relevant financial relationships to disclose

Lori Green, BA, RT, RDMS, RDCS, RVT (Program Director/planner and reviewer, QI Task Force Subcommittee)
President, Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.
No relevant financial relationships to disclose

Brian Schenker, MBA, RDMS, RVT
Program Coordinator, Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.
No relevant financial relationships to disclose

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Continuing Education Credits
The Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education(ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute designates this live activity for a maximum of 19.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This course also meets CME/CEU requirements for ARDMS. Note: While offering the CME credit hours noted above, activities are not intended to provide extensive training or certification for exam performance or interpretation.
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