Echo Basics

Step Status
Type: Enduring Material
Credits: 0.5
Cost: $10
NOTE: Course is free to HSHS colleagues, please contact to get discount code if you do not have it already.

Hardware/Software Requirements:
High speed connection to the Internet. Browser: the most current version of Microsoft Internet Explorer, Chrome, Safari or Mozilla Firefox. The ability to access and view Adobe pdf documents, Adobe Reader and Adobe Flash Player are recommended. To download/update Adobe Reader and Flash Player, go to and follow download the instructions. Printer access recommended to print completion certificate.

The teaching method for this program will consist of a YouTube video with corresponding quiz. Participants will use what they have learned in the video, to complete a follow-up evaluation and quiz to assess new knowledge acquisition. Participants must answer 2 out of 3 questions correctly to pass this course. The program should take approximately 30 minutes to complete.

Access to appropriate bibliographic sources are available at the end of the activity to allow for further study.

Confidentiality Statement:
We must protect the confidentiality of the information handled by Prairie/HSHS CME and Prairie Education and Research Cooperative. We will take precautions to avoid improper, inappropriate or inadvertent disclosures of sensitive, confidential or privileged information, records or documents.

Continuing Medical Education:
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the direct providership of Prairie/HSHS and Prairie Education and Research Cooperative. Prairie/HSHS is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Prairie/HSHS designates this educational activity for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category I Credits ™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Objectives: Objective 1: Learn to identify echocardiographic changes in hemodynamics

Objective 2: Recognize the importance of strain imaging in cardiac pathology

Objective 3: Discover methods to improve performance through technique and optimization

Objective 4: Enhance the quality of full volume imaging with specialized technology


Mr. Robert Drell, II, RDCS, HSHS St. John's Hospital