A growing body of evidence supports the use of focused cardiac ultrasound by non-cardiologists (sometimes referred to as "point-of-care echocardiography" or "focused echocardiography") as a way of rapidly evaluating and caring for hospital-based and ambulatory patients. The FoCUS Advanced Clinical Ultrasound Module Part 1 reviews echocardiography views, including those from the parasternal, subcostal, apical, and suprasternal notch windows. Doppler adjuncts, including color and spectral Doppler, are also discussed. Doppler-mode imaging indications, pitfalls, and limitations in regard to cardiac ultrasound are explained. Finally, stroke-volume measurement, determining cardiac output, and measuring pulmonary artery systolic pressure are covered. This module is the first part in a FoCUS set of the SonoSim® Ultrasound Training Solution.
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 5.75 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 5.75 hours of ACEP Category I credit.