Introduction to Adult Echocardiography - Online Course

Introduction to Adult Echocardiography


Introduction to Adult Echocardiography

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Introduction to Adult Echocardiography

  • 12 months UNLIMITED access from your computer, tablet or phone. No lockouts, or hidden limitations after a certain amount of views.
  • A variety of learning components including: video lectures, scan demonstrations, interactive components/quizzes, and more to improve diagnostic accuracy.
  • This online course is approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ upon successful completion.
  • All online courses cover the same topics as our comprehensive live courses. Add a Hands-On Workshop (Not Valid for Registry Reviews) and receive 3 additional months of access. See our Blended Course Learning Format for more details.
  • Group pricing is available for groups of 5 or more (Not Valid for Registry Reviews). Add a Custom Onsite Hands-On Workshop for training consistency, time and cost effectiveness, with the highest quality ultrasound training in the industry.
  • Private Hands-On Workshops are also available for the learner who prefers the 1-1 learning format. Receive 3 additional months of unlimited online access (Not Valid for Registry Reviews) with a Private Hands-On Course. See our Private Hands-On Course Learning Format for more details.


Introduction to Adult Echocardiography Online Course is designed as a comprehensive program relating to performing and interpreting an adult echocardiography examination based on ASE practice guidelines. This interactive, online course is divided into nineteen (19) modules and includes 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.

Date of Original Release: 10/11/2022

This edition valid for credit through: 10/11/2025

  1 year/365 days of Unlimited Access from date of purchase. Expires on 5/27/2025 if purchased today.

Code: OC-ECD221
ID: 6145


  • Ultrasound Imaging Fundamentals: The Basics
  • Anatomy of the Heart and the ECG
  • The 2D Evaluation of Cardiac Anatomy: The Parasternal Window
  • The 2D Evaluation of Cardiac Anatomy: Apical, Subcostal & Suprasternal Notch Windows
  • Scan Demonstration: 2D Views
  • 2D Measurements and Normal Values
  • Doppler Fundamentals
  • Introduction to Cardiac Doppler
  • 2-D, Color, and Doppler Echocardiography: The Echocardiographer’s Checklist
  • Echo Evaluation of Mitral Valve Heart Disease
  • Echo Evaluation of Aortic Valve Heart Disease
  • Echocardiographic Evaluation of Cardiomyopathies
  • Doppler Evaluation of Mitral Valve Disease
  • Doppler Evaluation of Aortic Valve Disease
  • Echocardiographic Evaluation of Right Heart Disease
  • Echocardiographic Evaluation of Coronary Artery Disease
  • Echocardiographic Evaluation of Diastolic Function
  • Contrast Echocardiography
  • Evaluation of Pericardial Effusions and Cardiac Masses


  • 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.


Registration: $995.00

(12 Months Unlimited Access)


This comprehensive, online adult echocardiography course provides in-depth lectures, case studies, and interactive post module quizzes for individuals and/or groups that need the flexibility to complete the program at a time convenient for their schedule without the need to travel. If hands-on is needed, schedule a private hands-on or onsite workshop to incorporate scanning skills training. Prospective participants include, sonographers, physicians, PAs and other medical involved with performing and/or interpreting adult echocardiography exams. Physician participants may include (but are not limited to) those involved with: internal medicine, radiology, cardiology, family practice, primary care, emergency medicine, hospitalist, anesthesiology, and critical care.


GulfCoast Ultrasound Institute

Christie Hill Jordan  BS, ACS, RDCS, RCS, RCIS, FASE

Cardiovascular Technology Program Director.
Florida State College at Jacksonville.
Jacksonville, FL.
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

GulfCoast Ultrasound Institute

Daniel Bourque  MS, ACS, RCS, FASE

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

GulfCoast Ultrasound Institute

Lori Green  BA, RDMS, RDCS, RVT

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

GulfCoast Ultrasound Institute

Steven Walling  BS, RCS, ACS, RDCS, FASE

Director and Clinical Coordinator
Hoffman Heart School of Cardiovascular Technology
Trinity Health of New England Corporation, Inc.
Hartford, CT
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

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)
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute
Milwaukee, WI
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Charlotte Derr, MD, RDMS, FACEP (Co-Medical Director-planner, QI Task Force)
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine &
Fellowship Director of Emergency Medicine
Ultrasound Fellowship Program
University of South Florida Medical School
Tampa, FL
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, Content Reviewer, QI Task Force)
President, Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.
No relevant financial relationships to disclose

Trisha Reo, AAS, RDMS, RVT (Program Coordinator - planner, Content Reviewer, QI Task Force)
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.

Credits (Optional with additional purchase)

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 23.25 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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