Echocardiography has come a long way from its humble beginnings. The addition of M-Mode, two dimensional real time imaging, Doppler, color flow, and now three and four dimensional imaging have all changed the way echocardiography is practiced. Diastolic assessment and changes in nomenclature have even changed the language of Echo. This course covers echo from M-mode to 3-D. After completion you will be confident in choosing the proper tools to assess common pathological conditions such as valvular abnormalities, systolic, and diastolic function. Development of a consistent protocol is mandatory to avoid missing pathology and our scan lab with state of the art equipment and low student instructor ratios will give you the time and opportunity to practice, practice, practice.
At the completion of this course, the learner will be able to:
- Explain normal cardiovascular anatomy and physiology and relate cardiovascular functions to disease.
- Discuss cardiac mechanical and electrical physiology and relate this information from the echocardiogram to the basic electrocardiogram.
- Operate ultrasound units for the production of 2-D, M-Mode and Doppler echocardiograms
- Perform an echocardiogram using the protocol defined by the American Society of Echocardiography
- Quantitatively analyze the results of 2-D and M-Mode echocardiogram.
- Analyze the results of an echocardiogram for normal versus abnormal findings.
- Analyze echocardiograms for common cardiac pathologies.
- Identify and resolve basic technique and equipment problems that interfere with the quality of studies.
- Define the clinical responsibilities of an echocardiographer who is confronted with significant clinical findings.
- Conduct a basic patient history and assessment that relates to interpretation of echocardiographic findings.
- Apply various types of cardiac Doppler; pulse wave, continuous wave and color flow mapping.
- Describe the normal cardiovascular blood flow through the heart and the great vessels as defined by Doppler velocity measurements and profiles.
- Quantify Doppler findings in echocardiography.
- Analyze common cardiac Doppler findings for common cardiac pathologies.
- Identify the cardiac pathologies that require interrogation by Doppler examination.
- Cardiovascular Anatomy and Physiology and EKG
- Equipment Orientation
- Anatomy and Physiology
- 2-D Imaging
- Acquired Heart Disease
- Congenital Heart Disease
- Doppler Instrumentation and Controls
- Doppler Measurements including Normal findings
- Cardiac Quantification
- Cardiac Doppler in Disease
- TEE, Stress and other Special Procedures
- Contrast Echocardiography
Registered sonographers or other health professionals wishing to cross train into adult echocardiography.
Hands On Scan Training
We understand that you may want/need to practice your new skill set more than the regularly scheduled courses allow. You can add an extra day of scanning in addition to this course by calling Echocardiography College and speaking to a faculty member about your Hands on Scan options. Additionally, Hands on Scan sessions can be set up without registering for a regularly scheduled course to enhance your already developed skills. Call Echocardiography College at 1-844-ECHONOW for more information.
Echocardiography College can provide an invitation letter once the course is paid in full. Any cancellations, there is no refund but a 100% tuition credit will be given towards a future course. The tuition credit is valid for one year.
Cost : $1495
- 5 days scan training
- 1:1 with registered Echocardiography instructor
- live people for scan training