Introduction to 2D/M-Mode Adult Echocardiography - Training Video

Introduction to 2D/M-Mode Adult Echocardiography


Introduction to 2D/M-Mode Adult Echocardiography

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Introduction to 2D/M-Mode Adult Echocardiography

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Introduction to 2D/M-Mode Adult Echocardiography Training Video is designed for the clinician that has the desire to improve knowledge and competence in performing and interpreting a transthoracic 2D/M-Mode echocardiogram. The lecture includes 2D cardiac anatomy, 2D views, 2D measurements, and M-mode pattern recognition and benefits of correlation with the 2D images.

Date of Original Release: 2/10/2023
This edition valid for credit through: 2/10/2026
Video Length: 2:28:00

Online Video Product Code: OV-2DE2
DVD Product Code: VL-2DE2
USB Product Code: USB-2DE2


  • Basic Principles of Ultrasound, Transducers, and Instrumentation
  • Anatomy of the Heart
  • Conduction System of the Heart / Electro-Physiology
  • Clinical Indications for an Echo Study
  • Ergonomics
  • 2D Views/Anatomy
  • Normal Wall Segments
  • 2D Measurements
  • M-Mode Characteristics


  • Cite the indications and advantages of performing a comprehensive transthoracic echocardiogram.
  • Identify and describe normal cardiac anatomy, cardiac physiology, and cardiac circulation.
  • List the normal 3-lead ECG components and its role in echocardiography.
  • Demonstrate proper probe orientation and essential scanning maneuvers to optimize imaging in each window.
  • Perform a routine 2-D cardiac ultrasound evaluation.
  • Apply the routine 2-D measurements.
  • Increase knowledge/competence to better perform and/or interpret a routine transthoracic echocardiogram.


Sonographers, physicians, nurse practitioners, PA’s and other medical professionals who seek to integrate the transthoracic echocardiogram into the clinical setting. Physicians may include (but are not limited to) emergency medicine, critical care, family medicine, internal medicine and radiology.


GulfCoast Ultrasound Institute

Christie Hill Jordan  BS, ACS, RDCS, RCS, RCIS, FASE

Cardiovascular Technology Program Director.
Florida State College at Jacksonville.
Jacksonville, FL.
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

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)
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute
Milwaukee, WI
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Charlotte Derr, MD, RDMS, FACEP (Co-Medical Director-planner, QI Task Force)
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine &
Fellowship Director of Emergency Medicine
Ultrasound Fellowship Program
University of South Florida Medical School
Tampa, FL
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.
No relevant financial relationships to disclose

Trisha Reo, AAS, RDMS, RVT (Program Coordinator - planner, Content Reviewer, QI Task Force)
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.
No relevant financial relationships to disclose

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

Credits (Optional with additional purchase)

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 2.75 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.


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