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Critical Care Echocardiography Review Online

Prepare for the echocardiography board examination and gain in-depth critical care echocardiography knowledge to improve patient outcomes. 

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Featuring highly skilled multiprofessional experts, the course prepares participants for the critical care echocardiography board examination and provides them with valuable information for staying up to date on the latest in team-based care and ultrasound and echocardiography education.

Accredited continuing education credit and maintenance of certification points are available. 

On completion of the course, learners will be able to:
  • Discuss relevant clinical topics and updates to increase their knowledge base in critical care echocardiography
  • Assess the scientific foundations and literature evidence for using echocardiography in critically ill patients
  • Apply effective learning approaches, including case-based discussion and question review, to implement echocardiography in the critical care setting

Critical Care Echocardiography Board Review Online

Multiprofessional experts explore all aspects of echocardiography in critically ill patients and prepare learners for the critical care echocardiography board examination. This course is intended for critical care practitioners who are already familiar with ultrasound and echocardiography. Participants are elgible to earn up to 23 hours accredited continuing education credit and maintenance of certification points. Course is held in partnership between the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the American Society of Echocardiography.

Accredited Continuing Education (ACE) release date: December 18, 2023
SCCM Product Code: ECHOREV23ON
ACE expiration date: December 18, 2026
Estimated time for activity completion: 23 hours

Non-Member Price: $2,340.00
Associate Price: $2,220.00
Professional Price: $1,985.00
Select Price: $1,870.00

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Fundamentals of Ultrasound
Fundamentals of Physics and Knobology
Concepts of Imaging, Artifacts, and Knobology
Normal Transthoracic Examination
Transesophageal Echocardiography Views
Left Ventricular Systolic Function
Left Ventricular Diastolic Function
Evaluation of Right Ventricle
Hemodynamics (Static Evaluation of Intracardiac Pressures)
Volume Status and Fluid Responsiveness (Dynamic Evaluation)/Heart-Lung Interactions
Pericardial Disease Including Tamponade
The Aorta and Other Great Vessels
Devices and Foreign Bodies
Aortic Valve Disease
Tricuspid and Pulmonic Valve
Mitral Valve
Thoracic, Abdominal, and Vascular Ultrasound
Ultrasound of the Lung and Pleura
Respiratory Failure
Vascular Ultrasound
Trauma, Including Focused Assessment With Sonography Examination
Abdominal Ultrasound
Pathologic States
Cardiac Arrest
Heart Failure and Cardiomyopathies
Ischemic Heart Disease and Left Ventricular Regional Function
Pulmonary Hypertension Syndromes Including Pulmonary Embolism
Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
Intracardiac Masses Including Endocarditis
Congenital Heart Disease in Adults


Subject Matter Experts

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Courtney Bennett, DO, FACC, FASE
Courtney Bennett, DO, FACC, FASE

Mayo Clinic
Rochester, Minnesota, USA


Enyo Ablordeppey, MD, MPH, FACEP, FCCM

Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, Missouri, USA

Sarah Bain, MD
Virginia Mason Medical Center
Seattle, Washington, USA

Marcus Behrens, MD
University of Washington Medical Center
Seattle, Washington, USA

Alberto Goffi, MD
St. Michael’s Hospital
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Sarah Gorgis, MD
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Allison G. Hays, MD
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Daniel W. Johnson, MD, FCCM
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, Nebraska, USA

Jan Kasal, MD, FCCM
Washington University School of Medicine
Saint Louis, Missouri, USA

Paul K. Mohabir, MD, FCCM
Stanford University Medical Center
Stanford, California, USA
Lisa Rapoport, MD, MS
Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara Medical Center
Santa Clara, California, USA
Vera Rigolin, MD, FASE
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Vincent L. Sorrell, MD, FACP, FACC, FASE
University of Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky, USA
Brandon M. Wiley, MD, FACC, FASE, FCCM
LAC+USC Medical Center
Pasadena, California, USA

Michael J. Lanspa, MD, MS, FASE, FCCM
Michael J. Lanspa, MD, MS, FASE, FCCM
Intermountain Medical Center
Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

Continuing Education

ACE credit and MOC points are available.  Physicians, nurses, and physician assistants are eligible to receive up to 24.5 credit hours. More information will be available soon.
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Concise Critical Appraisal: Development of the CCEeXAM

Critical care clinicians are increasingly using echocardiography to rapidly and noninvasively diagnose shock, hemodynamic instability, and respiratory failure; evaluate cardiac function; and track response to interventions. This Concise Critical Appraisal dives into a Critical Care Medicine article about the development of the first Examination of Special Competence in Critical Care Echocardiography (CCEeXAM). Learn about the certification process and how this skill can improve your practice.