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Lesson 2: Limited Point of Care Echocardiography

In this module, we will introduce the learner to the basics of limited point of care echocardiography. We will review the principles of limited cardiac ultrasound, its indications and limitations, appropriate equipment, technique, basic imaging findings including normal findings and some pathologic, and we will discuss how to obtain images on live patients.

This online presentation includes audio, video, examples, demonstrations, and instructional methods.

Learning objectives

Upon completing this lesson, the learner will be able to:

  • Understand the principles of limited cardiac ultrasound
  • Identify indications and limitations of limited cardiac ultrasound
  • Choose appropriate equipment and techniques
  • Read basic imaging findings 
  • Obtain images on live humans