ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY & ULTRASOUND INSTITUTE
Transthoracic & Transesophageal Echocardiography
Training for Intensivists, Emergency Physicians & Anesthesiologists
 

Upcoming Course: 

May 31, 2013 to June 2, 2013

Critical Care Ultrasound  for Intensivists, Emergency Physicians and Anesthesiologists.

St. Luke's University Hospital
801 Ostrum Street
Bethlehem, PA 18015

Focused Transthoracic Echocardiography in the management of critical care patients has recently been endorsed by the American Society of Echocardiographers.

 Focused Cardiac Ultrasound in the Emergent Setting: A Consensus Statement of the American Society of Echocardiography and American College of Emergency Physicians     (J Am Soc Echocardiogr 2010;23:1225-30)

Our intensive hands on training course is specifically designed to help the Intensivist, Emergency Physician and the Anesthesiologist master this valuable skill.

Peer review journal articles supporting Focused Transthoracic Echo training for non-cardiologist

Focused echocardiography  has emerged as a non-invasive and portable imaging technique that is capable of providing rapid and accurate information about the heart at the bedside.
Postgraduate Medicine: Volume 122: No.3 

Focused transthoracic echocardorseddiography exams can be performed by anesthesiologists and intensivists to help guide management with a focus on hemodynamic monitoring
Journal of Clinical Anaesthesiology, September 2009

Focused transthoracic echocardiography in the critical care setting can provide crucial information about the patient's cardiac anatomy, ejection fraction, valvular function, and volume status.
Critical Care Medicine: May 2007 - Volume 35 - Issue 5 - pp S144-S149

By means of an abbreviated, focus assessed transthoracic echo protocol it is feasible to visualize the haemodynamic determinants for assessment and optimization. One or more useful images are obtainable in 97% of critically ill patients.
Eur J Anaesthesiol. 2004 Sep;21(9):700-7

Transthoracic Echocardiography as Universal Acid.
Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia, August 2009, Vol 23, No 4