Introduction to Adult Echocardiography

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$955.00 (12 months access)
19.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

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Date of Original Release: 12/29/2015
This edition valid for credit through: 12/29/2018
Product Code: OC-CARD151



Introduction to Adult Echocardiography

Introduction to Adult Echocardiography Online Course is designed to provide a comprehensive introduction to Adult Echocardiography. The participant will identify the essentials for establishing scan protocols, and experienced faculty will guide you through cardiac anatomy and cardiac ultrasound characteristics. This self-directed course is divided into thirteen (13) modules and includes recommended reading assignments, online video lectures, case presentations, and post-activity quizzes. Enrollment is valid for 12 months (365 days) and begins the moment the participant is enrolled. Extend your online course access another 3 months with the addition of an onsite hands-on workshop or registration for a regularly scheduled GCUS scan workshop.

  • 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

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

  • 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

GulfCoast Ultrasound Institute

Dennis Atherton  RDCS, RCT, RRT, ACS, FASE

Director: Non-Invasive Cardiology, Maine Medical Center.
Portland, ME.
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

GulfCoast Ultrasound Institute

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 relationships to disclose.

GulfCoast Ultrasound Institute

Daniel Bourque  MS, RCS, FASE

Orlando Regional Medical Center.
Orlando, FL.
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

GulfCoast Ultrasound Institute

Lori Green  BA, RT, RDMS, RDCS, RVT

President, Program Director.
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.
Saint Petersburg, FL.
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

GulfCoast Ultrasound Institute

Theresa Jorgensen  RDMS, RDCS, RVT

Ultrasound consultant – Phoenix, Arizona
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

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)
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)
President, Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.
No relevant financial relationships to disclose

Brian Schenker, MBA, RDMS, RVT (Program Coordinator/planner and reviewer, QI Task Force)
Program Coordinator, Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.
No relevant financial relationships to disclose


Disclosure of Commercial Support
There was no commercial support involved in the planning, development/implementation of this activity.


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Accreditation Statement

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 enduring material 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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