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Training for emergency echocardiography 

Training for emergency echocardiography
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Training for emergency echocardiography
Author(s):

Aleksandar N. Neskovic

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780198726012.003.0070
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date: 09 August 2020

Emergency echocardiography refers to the use of echocardiography in the assessment of patients with suspected cardiovascular disease requiring immediate diagnosis and treatment. The European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging (EACVI) has recently set standards for adequate education and training for the safe and efficient use of echocardiography in emergency cardiac care. The level of competence in echocardiography required for emergency cases is at least the same as for elective cases and competence requirements for emergency echocardiography are the same for cardiologists and non-cardiologists. The EACVI recognizes two levels of competence in emergency echocardiography: the independent operator level and the expert operator level. This chapter discusses general considerations as well as requirements and levels of competence regarding training for emergency echocardiography.

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