After completing this course, you will be able to

  • Use the essential imaging and Doppler modalities available on an echo machine
  • Acquire the standard TTE views
  • Identify and describe echo anatomy
  • Assess the common abnormalities seen on TTE
  • Report your findings in a clear and concise way
  • Identify when you should seek more expert help
  • Integrate cultural competency into your routine practice

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Echo Cheat Sheet

Chapter 1

Echocardiography overview

Learn the basics: portable or full-sized machine? 2D, M-mode, or Doppler? Learn what TTE can and cannot do, and what type of equipment and mode to use in different situations.
4 Lessons (15m 21s)
Chapter 2

Nuts and bolts

Become a skilled echocardiographer: in this chapter you will learn how to use the echo machine, with key tips for common situations and best practices for performing TTE exams.
6 Lessons (33m 46s)
Chapter 3

Parasternal long-axis (PLAX) views

The step-by-step demos in this chapter will guide you through how to acquire and interpret TTE images in the parasternal long-axis views—this is hands-on stuff, so roll up your sleeves!
6 Lessons (16m 38s)
Chapter 4

Parasternal short-axis (PSAX) views

In this chapter, you’ll learn how to acquire and interpret the parasternal short-axis views. The practical demos in this chapter will help you succeed in your clinical work.
4 Lessons (11m 12s)
Chapter 5

Apical views

Learn how to acquire another set of very important standard TTE views—the four apical views—by watching the demos in this chapter.
5 Lessons (12m 19s)
Chapter 6

Subcostal views

The subcostal views are an essential part of a TTE exam, and are especially important in an emergency situation. The demos in this chapter will help you master these key views.
3 Lessons (9m 52s)
Chapter 7

Suprasternal view

The suprasternal view can be challenging; but, after the lessons in this chapter, you’ll be able to tackle this slightly awkward view yourself, with confidence.
2 Lessons (5m 20s)
Chapter 9

The valves

At the end of this chapter you will master the assessment of valve abnormalities—a skill that is such a significant part of an echocardiographer’s repertoire.
7 Lessons (35m 51s)
Chapter 10

Other uses of TTE

In this chapter you will learn how to use TTE to diagnose many frequently encountered pathologies so that you are well-prepared when you scan independently.
6 Lessons (29m 06s)
Chapter 11

Finishing your TTE

This chapter covers the practicalities of finishing a TTE exam: learn the best practices for sharing your findings and ensuring that your images are always available for review.
5 Lessons (13m 56s), 1 Quiz