Sonography / Echocardiography / Basic Echocardiography Views

Basic Echocardiography Views

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This module follows on from Basic Echocardiography Techniques and teaches you how to obtain the views required to examine all of the anatomy of the heart. The interactive simulator provides three scan scenarios that cover different situations you might encounter in the clinical environment. Online simulations enable students and practitioners to build or refresh knowledge and cognitive skills, and offer a safe practice environment so you can prepare for the real clinical world. Simulations also give you the opportunity to try out procedures that you might not otherwise experience. This module is ideal if you are studying for the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) registry exams.

You’ll learn

  • the use of scanning planes and transducer positions to obtain optimal images
  • appropriate patient positioning and breathing techniques for cardiac ultrasound examinations
  • to identify and obtain images of the heart, ascending aorta, main pulmonary arteries, and great veins
  • to practice, perfect and test your skills in performing an echocardiographic assessment of the heart
  • to better visualize and understand the anatomy and physiology of the heart and major vessels, with our 3D model and illustrations
  • to differentiate normal and abnormal sonographic appearances of the heart
  • to obtain measurements of various structures within the heart
  • much more (see “Content Details” for more specific information).

Materials Included:

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  • video_iconVideo
  • anatomy_iconAnatomy
  • simulation_iconSimulation
  • quiz_iconQuiz
Introduction
Step 1 - Preparation
Step 1.1 - Equipment preparation
Step 1.2 - Patient preparation
Step 1.2.1 - Position the patient
Step 1.2.2 - Apply ECG electrodes
Step 1.3 - Operator preparation
Step 2 - Select the transducer
Step 3 - Obtain left parasternal 2D views
Step 3.1 - Locate the parasternal window
Step 3.2 - Obtain measurements of the left ventricle
Step 3.2.1 - Obtain M-mode images of the right and left ventricles
Step 3.3 - Obtain images of the mitral valve
Step 3.3.1 - Obtain M-mode images of the mitral valve
Step 3.4 - Obtain images of the aortic valve
Step 3.4.1 - Obtain M-mode images of the aortic root and the left atrium
Step 3.5 - Obtain images of the right ventricular inflow tract
Step 3.6 - Obtain images of the right ventricular outflow tract
Step 4 - Obtain left parasternal short axis views
Step 4.1 - Obtain images at mitral valve level
Step 4.2 - Obtain images of the myocardium at the papillary muscles
Step 4.3 - Obtain images of the myocardium at the apex
Step 4.4 - Obtain images of the aortic valve
Step 4.5 - Obtain images of the tricuspid valve
Step 4.6 - Obtain images of the right ventricular outflow tract
Step 5 - Apical views
Step 5.1 - Locate the apical window
Step 5.2 - Apical four-chamber view
Step 5.2.1 - Obtain zoomed images of the mitral valve
Step 5.2.2 - Obtain zoomed images of the tricuspid valve
Step 5.3 - Apical five-chamber view
Step 5.3.1 - Obtain zoomed images of the aortic valve
Step 5.4 - Apical two-chamber view
Step 5.5 - Apical long axis view
Step 6 - Subcostal views
Step 6.1 - Locate the subcostal window
Step 6.2 - Subcostal four-chamber view
Step 6.3 - Subcostal interatrial septal view
Step 6.4 - Subcostal inferior vena cava and hepatic veins view
Step 6.5 - Subcostal descending aorta view
Step 7 - Suprasternal views
Step 7.1 - Locate the suprasternal aortic arch window
Step 8 - Complete the procedure
  • Describe and explain heart anatomy
  • Describe and explain heart physiology
  • List indications for ultrasound of the heart
  • Echocardiography protocol:
    • Describe and explain the reason for patient preparation for echocardiography
    • Describe and explain transducer and preset selection
    • Describe and demonstrate the reason for patient positioning for echocardiography
    • Describe and demonstrate the use of scanning planes and the echocardiography protocol
  • Demonstrate different transducer positions to obtain optimal images
  • Describe and explain the reason for patient breathing techniques in order to obtain optimum images
  • Identify and obtain images of heart, ascending aorta, main pulmonary arteries, and great veins
  • Obtain measurements of various structures within the heart
  • Differentiate normal and abnormal sonographic appearances of the heart
  • Explain the Patient's Bill of Rights, HIPAA Privacy Rule, and Patient Safety Act (see reference)

The SIMTICS modules are all easy to use and web-based. This means they are available at any time as long as the learner has an internet connection. No special hardware or other equipment is required, other than a computer mouse for use in the simulations. Each of the SIMTICS modules covers one specific procedure or topic in detail. Each module contains:

  • an online simulation (available in Learn and Test modes)
  • descriptive text, which explains exactly how to perform that particular procedure including
  • 2D images and a 3D model of applied anatomy for that particular topic
  • a step by step video demonstration by an expert
  • a quiz
  • a personal logbook that keeps track of all the modules the learner has studied and how long

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