Point-of-care echocardiography can be a useful tool in the evaluation of patients with acute cardiopulmonary conditions. The Cardiology Clinical Ultrasound module teaches the fundamental imaging principles and techniques required to assess the heart and intravascular volume status of patients with bedside ultrasonography. Anatomic imaging planes and standard echocardiography imaging windows and views are reviewed. Echocardiography convention, transducer selection, and imaging techniques are discussed. Cardiology case studies are presented and include pulmonary embolism, cardiac tamponade, congestive heart failure, pericardial effusion, and pleural effusion.
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the American College of Emergency Physicians, the Illinois College of Emergency Physicians, and SonoSim, Inc. The American College of Emergency Physicians is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The American College of Emergency Physicians designates this enduring material for a maximum of 4.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Approved by the American College of Emergency Physicians for a maximum of 4.75 hours of ACEP Category I credit.