UT Health activities are intended to improve the quality of patient care and safety.
Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:
-Recognize and utilize the knobology of the ultrasound machine in order to optimize ultrasound imaging.
-Obtain and identify TTE images each of the four FATE views(subcostal 4-chamber, Apical 4-chamber, Parasternal short axis, Parasternal Long Axis) as well as interpret pleural images on both sides of the thorax.
-Perform a complete FATE exam (including all 4 views and pleural scanning) within a limited timeframe to mimic real life practice and interpret the resulting images.
-Identify the subcostal inferior vena cava (IVC) view as well as interpret the findings to assess for volume status and/or volume responsiveness.
-Obtain the IVC view and assess volume status within a limited timeframe to mimic real life practice and interpret the resulting images.
-Recognize normal cardiac and pulmonary images versus pathology in an acutely ill patient.
-Interpret cardiac function (normal vs abnormal) using Mitral Septal Separation (MSS), Fractional Shortening (FS) and Tricuspid Annular Plane Systolic Excursion (TAPSE).