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Basic Transthoracic Echocardiography (TTE)

Basic Transthoracic Echocardiography (TTE)

Improve your confidence when applying basic transthoracic echocardiography into clinical practice with our online TTE course. Association members are entitled to a discount when joining this course today.

The transthoracic echocardiography test

The transthoracic echocardiogram non-invasive test will give you information about the structure and function of your patient's heart. It's particularly useful in: obstetrics, trauma, vascular, major abdominal (upper GI, liver etc), and thoracics.

"It's important that basic echocardiography is added to our clinical assessment so that we can make good decisions in real time." Dr Andrew A Klein Editor-in-Chief, Anaesthesia

Benefits of the basic transthoracic echocardiography course

This course is designed to complement hands-on learning and improve confidence when applying basic transthoracic echocardiography into clinical practice. It will give you a more in depth understanding and help improve patient care.

The course will provide you with the knowledge of how to perform and interpret basic transthoracic echocardiography. It also gives you access to 50 detailed case studies.

What you'll learn

The course focuses on how to perform and interpret a transthoracic echocardiography study using 2-D and colour flow Doppler. Additional learning includes:

  • Basic hemodynamic state assessment
  • Ventricular function
  • Valve pathology
  • 50 useful case studies

Access seven tutorials:

  • Introduction to basic TTE
  • Introduction to case study reporting
  • Transthoracic echocardiography examination
  • Basic haemodynamic assessment
  • Views, valves, pericardium for transthoracic echo
  • Generating ultrasound images
  • Basic modes of ultrasound

By the end of this course you'll have learnt a wide variety of cardiac pathology and be issued with a completion certificate. 

Sign up for the course

For more details email training@anaesthetists.org

Learn online at your own pace

This is an e-learning course which is managed and conducted in your own time and at your own pace.

Course materials can be downloaded to your iPad/iPhone, Android or Windows tablets or simply accessed online using a browser.

Course costs

Status  Cost
Members £140
Trainee members £120
Non-members £180

Sign up for the TTE course

For more details email training@anaesthetists.org