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Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.

Introduction to Adult Echocardiography

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Overview / Abstract:

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 and demonstrate appropriate measurements
Identify normal/abnormal characteristics of 2D cardiac anatomy and 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

Imaging Fundamentals
Anatomy of the Heart and EKG
2D Evaluation of Cardiac Anatomy, Measurements, and Normal Values
Parasternal and Suprasternal Windows
Apical and Subcostal Windows
Doppler Fundamentals & Color Doppler
Pulsed & Continuous Wave Doppler
Mitral & Aortic Valves (Evaluation & Disease)
Gross Anatomy Workshop
Right Heart Disease
Coronary Heart Dieases
Diastolic Function/Contrast Echocardiography
Pericardial Disease & Cardiac Masses


Dec 08, 2017


Nurse Practitioner , Nursing CNE, Physician CME, Physician Assistant CME, Radiology / RAD Tech CE


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Credits / Hours

40 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)â„¢
Approved for 40 MOC point(s)
37.75 hour(s) of ACEP Category 1 Credit
34.25 ASRT Category A Credit(s)



Presenters / Authors / Faculty

Christie Hill Jordan, BS, RDCS, RCS, RCIS, FASE
Diane Debich-Spicer, PA (ASCP)
Richard Palma, BS, RDCS, RCS, ACS, FASE, FSDMS
Daniel Bourque, MS, RCS, FASE
Lori Green, BA, RT, RDMS, RDCS, RVT

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LIVE Activity Location Details

12-04-2017 - 12-08-2017

Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute Inc.
4615 Gulf Blvd. Suite 205
St Pete Beach, FL   33706
United States of America

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