Adult Echocardiography Training CourseEcocardiography Skills Training Course
This Echocardiography Course serves as an introduction to use of ultrasound imaging in the cardiac evaluation. The lab and didactic portions are correlated in the teaching of normal echocardiography anatomy, techniques, and instrumentation pertaining to heart study. Specific knowledge/skill transfer processes are accomplished with “2D imaging,” “MMode,” and an introduction to “Spectral & Color Flow.” At NAUTC, the program is designed to provide the student/ participant with the skills and knowledge necessary to prepare the program graduate to apply for an entry‐level echocardiography job. A certificate is awarded to the student upon successful completion of all graduation requirements listed in the student catalog.
The following broad topics will be covered in Adult Echocardiography course but not limited to:
- Cardiovascular Anatomy & Physiology
- Ultrasound Physics Review
- Introduction to Echocardiography
- Introduction to Cardiac Diseases
- Hands-on Echo Training
- Review & Exams
Most echo techs work in hospitals, but others may find employment in doctor’s offices, outpatient clinics, cardiac rehab facilities, medical laboratories, or mobile companies and imaging centers. Based on data provided by the Bureau of Labor and Statistics (BLS), echo tech and cardiovascular technician employment is expected to increase by 30% between the years of 2012 and 2022.