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  Focused Echo Course UNMC Echo Course Advanced Echo Course
Days on site 2 days (2 weekend days) 6 days (2 three-day sessions) 20 days (4 one-week sessions)
Duration of Course 8 weeks 3 months 12 months
Modalities Covered
  • Transthoracic Echo (Limited)
  • Lung Ultrasound
  • Vascular Access
  • Transesophageal Echo
  • Transthoracic Echo
  • Lung Ultrasound
  • Vascular Access
  • Transesophageal Echo
  • Transthoracic Echo
  • 3D Echocardiography
  • Lung Ultrasound
  • Vascular Access
Topics/Objectives
  • Focused TTE Exam
  • Knobology & Image Optimization
  • Rescue Echo
  • Intro to Ultrasound Physics
  • Intro to Assessment of Ventricular Function
  • FAST Exam
  • Surface Echo Anatomical Correlation
  • Pericardial Tamponade
  • Volume Assessment
  • Acute MR, Acute AI
  • TR Assessment
  • Evaluating Endocartitis and Thrombus
  • Lung US in the ICU
  • Focused Vascular Imaging
  • Basic TTE Exam
  • Basic TEE Exam
  • Image Optimization
  • Basic US Physics
  • Safety Considerations
  • Cardiac Anatomy
  • Basic Hemodynamics
  • Rescue Echo Exam
  • Basic Ventricular Systolic Function
  • Basic Ventricular Diastolic Function
  • Regional Ventricular Systolic Function
  • Basic Valve Anatomy
  • Valve Stenosis
  • Valve Regurgitation
  • Endocarditis
  • Adult Congenital Heart Disease
  • Intracardiac Masses
  • Pericardial Diseases
  • Lung Ultrasound
  • Surface Ultrasound for Vascular Access
  • Complete TTE Exam
  • Complete TEE Exam
  • 3D TEE
  • Image Optimization
  • Advanced US Physics
  • Safety Considerations
  • Cardiac Anatomy
  • Advanced Hemodynamics
  • Rescue Echo Exam
  • Comprehensive Ventricular Systolic Function
  • Comprehensive Ventricular Diastolic Function
  • Right Ventricular Quantification
  • Regional Ventricular Systolic Function
  • Cardiomyopathies
  • Comprehensive Valve Anatomy
  • Comprehensive Evaluation of Valve Stenosis
  • Comprehensive Evaluation of Valve Regurgitation
  • Endocarditis
  • Evaluation of Prosthetic Valves
  • Techniques in Valve Repair
  • Surgical Application & Review of Guidelines
  • Diseases of the Aorta
  • Adult Congenital Heart Disease
  • Intracardiac Masses •Pericardial Diseases
  • Lung Ultrasound
  • Surface Ultrasound for Vascular Access
Hands on Teaching Live models (TTE) Live models(TTE)
Simulation(TTE/TEE)
Live models(TTE)
Simulation(TTE/TEE)
Online Peer Review   50 Studies 100 Studies
Applicable NBE Exam   Basic PTEeXAM© Advanced PTEeXAM©
Course Certificate Awarded

1. Focused Echo Course Completion Certificate

 

  1. UNMC Echo Course Completion Certificate
  2. Completion of Peer-reviewed Echo Exams
  1. Advanced Echo Course Completion Certificate
  2. Completion of Peer-reviewed Echo Exams
Certified under AMA Guidelines for New Procedures and Skills Yes Yes Yes
CME Credits (AMA PRA Category 1 Credits) 14.5 48 160
Cost $1995 $9995 $52,000