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Echocardiography/Cardiac Doppler

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Echocardiography/Cardiac Doppler

Time: January 11, 2010 to January 18, 2010
Location: Advanced Health Education Center (AHEC)
Street: 8502 Tybor Drive
City/Town: Houston, TX 77074
Phone: 713-772-0157
Event Type: echocardiography/cardiac, doppler
Organized By: Advanced Health Education Center (AHEC)
Latest Activity: Dec 20, 2009

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Echocardiography/Cardiac Doppler
Monday, January 11, 2010 - Monday, January 18, 2010
Houston, TX


Advanced Health Education Center (AHEC)
8502 Tybor Drive
Houston, TX 77074
Toll-Free 800-239-1361
Website: http://www.aheconline.com

Advanced Health Education Center (AHEC)
8502 Tybor Drive
Houston, TX 77074
Toll-Free 800-239-1361

You will learn basic echocardiography including investigation of the heart with 2-D, M-Mode, and Cardiac Doppler. This course is eight days and begins with the anatomy and physiology of the cardiac cycle. The physics and instrumentation of the exam including measurement techniques will form the basics for a quality study. You will learn the fundamental pathophysiology, the primary and secondary echocardiographic findings and the technical aspects of the procedure. It is an intensive study that will demand the maximum effort. Good hand-to-eye coordination is a plus factor. Half of the course is instructor directed hands-on scanning with models.

At the completion of this course, the learner will be able to:
• Explain normal cardiovascular anatomy and physiology and relate cardiovascular functions to disease.
• Discuss cardiac mechanical and electrical physiology and relate this information from the echocardiogram to the basic electrocardiogram.
• Operate several ultrasound units for the production of 2-D, M-Mode and Doppler echocardiograms.
• Perform an echocardiogram using the protocol defined by the American Society of Echocardiography, i.e. parasternal long and short, apical 2, 4, 5, and long, and subcostal long and short axis.
• Quantitatively analyze the results of 2-D and M-Mode echocardiogram.
• Analyze the results of an echocardiogram for normal versus abnormal findings.
• Analyze echocardiograms for common cardiac pathologies.
• Identify and resolve basic technique and equipment problems that interfere with the quality of studies.
• Define the clinical responsibilities of an echocardiographer who is confronted with significant clinical findings.
• Conduct a basic patient history and assessment that relates to interpretation of echocardiographic findings.
• Operate several cardiac ultrasound instruments and apply various types of cardiac Doppler; pulsewave, continuous wave and color flow mapping. * Describe the normal cardiovascular blood flow through the heart and the great vessels as defined by Doppler velocity measurements and profiles.
• Quantify Doppler findings in echocardiography.
• Analyze common cardiac Doppler findings for common cardiac pathologies.
• Identify the diseases or cardiac pathologies that require definition by Doppler examination.

Course Topics
• Ultrasound Physics
• Cardiovascular Anatomy and Physiology and EKG
• Equipment Orientation
• Anatomy and Physiology and Cardiac Catheterization
• 2-D Imaging
• M-Mode
• Acquired Heart Disease
• Congenital Heart Disease
• Doppler Instrumentation and Controls
• Doppler Normals
• Cardiac Quantification
• Cardiac Doppler in Disease
• Special Procedures
• Contrast Echocardiography



Cardiac, Ultrasound, Vascular

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