Basic Echocardiography Techniques

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What you'll learn

The use of electrocardiography has been increasing substantially day by day. All health care setups are bound to have ECG in their diagnostic areas and it has become important for health care professionals to gain knowledge on ECG and its uses. In cardiac emergencies, although primarily basic evaluation of vital signs and clinical information helps to an extent, performing electrocardiography (ECG) will be more helpful for immediate diagnosis and treatment of the patient. Echo cardiography or a cardiac echo or simply a echo is an important tool in assessing cardiac abnormalities in patients with suspected cardiac disease. It uses sound waves to produce live images of the heart. read more »»

It is still a gold standard for initial diagnosis of cardiac abnormalities in causalities and emergency departments. It can also detect the cardiac abnormalities in unborn babies (prenatal, natal and post natal abnormalities). There are different types of ECG which include trans thoracic ECG, Trans oesophageal ECG, stress ECG, 3D ECG, Fetal ECG etc. Transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) is the most commonly performed cardiac ultrasound examination.These ECG’s are safe and effective.

Health care professionals ECG is valuable for patients with coronary heart disease, systolic and diastolic dysfunctions etc. Knowledge on various types of ECG, indications, contra indications, how to use it can help a health care professional diagnose better and can help in providing an immediate and prompt treatment for cardiac emergency patients.

Therefore, this course provides an introduction to echocardiography and teaches you the basic techniques required to begin echocardiographic examination of the heart. Including both Learn and Test modes, the online simulator offers three clinical scenarios that test your ability to perform an echocardiographic assessment of the heart.

Who should attend?

  • General practitioners
  • Primary care physicians
  • Undergraduate medical students (Interns)
  • Postgraduate students in medicine
  • Nurses
  • life science graduates

Key concepts covered include:

An overview on

  • Typical protocols for transthoracic echocardiography
  • Appropriate patient positioning and breathing techniques for cardiac ultrasound examinations
  • To identify and obtain suitable echocardiographic views
  • How 2D imaging (B-mode), M-mode, and Doppler ultrasound are used to assess the heart
    to practice, perfect, and test your skills in performing an echocardiographic assessment of the heart
  • To better visualize and understand the anatomy and physiology of the heart and important cardiac landmarks, with our 3D model and illustrations
  • How to measure structures on ultrasound images
  • How to identify on images the signs and symptoms of cardiac disease

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