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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.
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.
Imaging Fundamentals
Anatomy of the Heart and EKG
2D Evaluation of Cardiac Anatomy: Parasternal, Apical, Subcostal, and Suprasternal Windows
2D Measurements and Normal Values
Doppler Fundamentals
Color Doppler: Evaluation sites & normal flow patterns
Pulsed & Continuous Wave Doppler
Mitral & Aortic Valves
Gross Anatomy Workshop
Doppler Evaluation of MVD and AVD
Right Heart Disease
Coronary Heart Dieases
Diastolic Function/Contrast Echocardiography
Pericardial Disease & Cardiac Masses
Live Scanning Demonstrations


Apr 13, 2018


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


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Credits / Hours

40.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)â„¢ Approved for 40.00 MOC point(s) 36.75 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
Daniel Bourque MS, RCS, FASE
Diane Debich-Spicer PA (ASCP)
Lori Green BA, RT, RDMS, RDCS, RVT

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LIVE Activity Location Details

04-09-2018 - 04-13-2018

Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute Inc, St. Petersburg
111 2nd Ave. NE, Suite 800
St. Petersburg, FL   33701
United States of America

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