ECHO1115 - Adult Echocardiography Lab II
Students will continue to build on the ultrasound scanning skills learned in ECHO1100. Content includes the development of a full adult transthoracic echocardiography scanning protocol. In addition, students will learn the required measurements to determine the severity of cardiovascular disease.
- List patient information that is obtained prior to performing an echocardiogram.
- Demonstrate proper body mechanics and ergonomics during an ultrasound exam.
- List the two-dimensional (2D) views required for a complete echocardiogram.
- Demonstrate the use of psychomotor skills when acquiring 2D and Doppler techniques for the creation of an echocardiographic image.
- Demonstrate how to measure heart size and function using 2D imaging.
- List the echocardiographic views required to assess ischemic disease.
- Demonstrate how to measure Doppler waveforms for an assessment of diastolic function.
- Describe the echocardiographic views required for pericardial disease assessment.
- Describe how the Doppler principles are applied to an ultrasound image.
- List the imaging protocol for a complete echocardiographic examination.
- Describe how to optimize 2D imaging for improved visualization of heart structures.
- Demonstrate how to apply color Doppler for the assessment of valvular disease.
- Analyze Doppler waveforms in valvular stenosis.
- Demonstrate the use of M-mode for an assessment of heart structure.
- Demonstrate a systematic approach to a 2D and Doppler exam.
Degrees that use this course
Associate of Applied Science (AAS)