Our fellows gain competence in surface TTE training with one month of dedicated ECHO time at the R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center with a sonographer and an attending intensivist. During this month, fellows gain competence in TTE by performing and interpreting all of the ECHOs requested by the intensive care units. A uniquely formulated quantitative echocardiogram, the focused rapid echocardiographic examination (FREE), was pioneered at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center that is a hybrid of an anatomic structural assessment and a rapid point-of-care cardiac echo. It is used as the primary tool to assess the hemodynamic status of all patients in the intensive care units at our trauma center. During the fellowship, our fellows will perform well over the required number of TTE examinations for the Critical Care Echocardiography examination offered by the National Board of Echocardiography.
To learn more about our focused rapid echocardiographic examination:
Bridging the Gap - Hybrid Cardiac ECHO in the Critically Ill