TEE & TTE Training Course- Basic Course Syllabus

Basic Course Topics:

Basic TTE Exam
Basic TEE Exam
Image Optimization
Basic Physics Principles
Safety Considerations (Risks, Indications, Contraindications)
Normal Cardiac Anatomy & Imaging Plane Correlation
Basic Hemodynamic Assessments
Rescue Examination
Global Ventricular Systolic Function
Global Ventricular Diastolic Function
Regional Ventricular Systolic Function & Recognition of Pathology
Surface Ultrasound for Vascular Access
Pericardial and Pleural Disease Imaging
Basic Recognition of Valve Anatomy
Valve Regurgitation
Valve Stenosis
Endocarditis and Acute Valve Pathology
Adult Congenital Heart Disease
Identification of Intracardiac Masses in Non-Cardiac Surgery

 Basic Course Objectives:

-Perform Standard TTE and TEE Echocardiography Exam
-Apply Basic Knobology Skills
-Apply Physics and Ultrasound Principles into Daily Practice
-Assess Ventricular Function for Clinical Decisions
-Identify Valvular Abnormalities
-Perform Hemodynaic Assessments
-Identify Life Threatening Conditions through the use of Rescue Echocardiography
-Identify Common Congenital Abnormalities
-Describe Critical Care Imaging
-Determine the Importance of Diastology for Every Day Use



Upcoming Course Dates

Echo Basic Course

Visit 1:   March 3-5, 2014
Visit 2:   April 14-16, 2014

Visit 1:  September 8-10, 2014
Visit 2:  October 27-29, 2014
OR
Visit 1:   September 29-October 1, 2014
Visit 2:   November  17-19, 2014

Echo Advanced Course

Week 1: December 9-13, 2013
Week 2: January 27-31, 2014
Week 3: April 7-11, 2014
Week 4: June 9-13, 2014

Week 1: November 3-7, 2014
Week 2: January 26-30, 2015
Week 3: April 13-17, 2015
Week 4: June 22-26, 2015 

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