Focused Cardiac Ultrasound
This course will provide basic instruction for performing a focused cardiac ultrasound exam using the parasternal long axis (PLAX), parasternal short axis (PSAX), apical 4 chamber (A4C), subcostal (SC) and inferior vena cava (IVC) views
- Understand the indications for performing a focused cardiac ultrasound examination
- Describe the optimal machine settings, probe selection, probe orientation and placement for obtaining the focused cardiac exam.
- Identify the structures viewed in the PLAX, PSAX, A4C, SC, and IVC
- Recognize normal anatomy and common pathology (pericardial effusion, LV dysfunction, RV dysfunction, severe valvular abnormalities)
- Understand the limitations and pitfalls of the focused cardiac ultrasound examination
Andre Kumar, MD, MEd
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Director of Medicine Procedure Service
Ria Dancel, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics
Director of Medicine Procedure Service and Point of Care Ultrasound Education
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
The Society of Hospital Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Society of Hospital Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of one AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- 1.00 ABIM MOC Self Evaluation PointsSuccessful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.00 MOC points [and patient safety MOC credit] in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™