Introduction Cardiac Ultrasound Protocol Manual

Introduction Cardiac Ultrasound Protocol Manual


Product Details

2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

Date of Original Release: 3/15/2013
Reviewed for content accuracy: 3/15/2019
Reviewed by:
Gulfcoast Ultrasound CME Committee
This edition valid for credit through: 3/15/2020

Spiral Bound Protocol Manual
ISBN: 978-1-934864-67-8
Digital Protocol Manual

Product Code: CAR2

Introduction Cardiac Ultrasound Protocol Manual

This enduring material is designed to provide a step-by-step protocol for performing Cardiac ultrasound imaging examinations. The protocol is provided in a written outline format with examples of ultrasound images, diagrams and diagnostic criteria for evaluation 2D, M-Mode, and Doppler Echocardiography. A live demonstration is also included to reinforce the examination techniques.

After completing this activity, the participant should be able to:

  1. List the indications and applications for performing cardiac ultrasound examinations.
  2. Perform routine procedures, views and scan techniques associated with an adult cardiac ultrasound examination
  3. State the appropriate 2D, M-Mode, and Doppler measurements included in a routine cardiac ultrasound examination
  4. Apply the information in a clinical setting.

  • Clinical Indications
  • Coding & Reimbursement
  • Patient Assessment
  • Examination Procedures
  • Standard Cardiac Windows
  • View 1: PLAX
  • View 2: PSAX
  • View 3: Apical 4 Chamber
  • View 4: Apical 5 Chamber
  • View 5: Apical 2 Chamber
  • View 6: Apical 3 Chamber
  • View 7: Subcostal 4 Chamber
  • View 8: Suprasternal Notch


The Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This course also meets CME/CEU requirements for ARDMS. Note: While offering the CME credit hours noted above, activities are not intended to provide extensive training or certification for exam performance or interpretation.


Sonographers, physicians, PAs and other medical professionals learning how to perform adult echocardiography exams. Also, physicians who are at an entry level of interpreting exams. Physician participants may include (but are not limited to) those involved with: internal medicine, radiology, cardiology, family practice, emergency med. and critical care.


GulfCoast Ultrasound Institute

Theresa Jorgensen  RDMS, RDCS, RVT

Ultrasound Consultant – Phoenix, Arizona
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Faculty & Content Disclosures...
Faculty Disclosure
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc. adheres to ACCME Essential Areas, Standards, and Policies regarding industry support of CME. Speakers will disclose any relevant commercial relationships prior to the start of the educational activity.

Content Validation
All presentations for this CME activity were reviewed and approved by members of the GUI CME Review Committee to determine content validity and to ensure that no conflicts of interest exist prior to the activity commencement or material compilation.

Disclosure of Individuals in Control of Content
In addition to the faculty listed the following individuals are recognized by GUI as being in control of content of this program:

James Mateer, MD, RDMS (Medical Director-planner, QI Task Force)
Medical Director, Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute
Milwaukee, WI
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Andreas Dewitz, MD, RDMS(Member of Advisory Board, QI Task Force Subcommittee)
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
Vice Chair of Ultrasound Education
Boston Medical Center
Boston, MA
No relevant financial relationships to disclose

Lori Green, BA, RT, RDMS, RDCS, RVT (Program Director/planner, Content Reviewer, QI Task Force)
President, Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.
St. Petersburg, FL
No relevant financial relationships to disclose

Brian Schenker, MBA, RDMS, RVT (Program Coordinator/planner, Content Reviewer, QI Task Force)
Program Coordinator, Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.
St. Petersburg, FL
No relevant financial relationships to disclose

Disclosure of Commercial Support
There was no commercial support involved in the planning, development/implementation of this activity.

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Challenges Sonographers Face

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