Cardiac Ultrasound Protocol Manual

Cardiac Ultrasound Protocol Manual


Cardiac Ultrasound Protocol Manual


Cardiac Ultrasound Protocol Manual

  • Cardiac Ultrasound Purpose and Indications
  • Physical Assessment/ Technical Worksheets
  • Equipment Optimization
  • Anatomy / Examination Procedures
  • Image Measurements and Annotation
  • Normal Sonographic Characteristics


The Cardiac Ultrasound Protocol Manual provides a step-by- step overview of how to perform a comprehensive adult echocardiography examination. Based on ASE ultrasound guidelines, the protocol manual incorporates routine cardiac ultrasound views, 2D/M-mode measurements, color flow evaluation and Doppler interrogation techniques and diagnostic criteria. A live, narrated online video recording of a complete echocardiography examination is also included for ongoing reference. The protocol manual also serves as an ideal protocol for consistency in training and to utilize for establishing protocols for lab accreditation purposes.

Date of Original Release: 8/5/2022

This edition valid for credit through: 8/5/2025

Spiral Bound Protocol Manual Product Code: PM-CAR4
Spiral Bound Protocol Manual ISBN: 978-1-957519-20-3
Digital Protocol Manual Product Code: PME-CAR4


  • Clinical Indications for Performing a Cardiac Ultrasound Examination
  • Standard Cardiac Windows: Step-by-Step Overview
  • 2D and M-Mode Measurements
  • Color Flow Doppler
  • Pulsed and CW Doppler Interrogation
  • Doppler Quantification
  • TDI Optimization
  • Normal and Abnormal Diagnostic Criteria
  • Comprehensive Examination Protocol
  • Scan Demonstration of a Complete Echocardiography Examination


  • List the indications and applications for performing cardiac ultrasound examinations.
  • Perform routine procedures, views and scan techniques associated with an adult cardiac ultrasound examination.
  • State the appropriate 2D, M-Mode, and Doppler measurements included in a routine cardiac ultrasound examination.
  • Apply the information in a clinical setting.


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 med. and critical care.


GulfCoast Ultrasound Institute

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

Cardiovascular Technology Program Director.
Florida State College at Jacksonville.
Jacksonville, 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.

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.

Charlotte Derr, MD, RDMS, FACEP (Co-Medical Director-planner, QI Task Force Subcommittee)
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 Subcommittee)
President, Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.
No relevant financial relationships to disclose

Trisha Reo, AAS, RDMS, RVT (Program Coordinator - planner, Content Reviewer, QI Task Force Subcommittee)
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.
St. Petersburg, FL
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 2.00 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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