Point of Care Echo CME Course

Basic Point of Care Echo + CME

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Learn Point of Care Echo and get up to 2 Category-1 Continuing Medical Education (CME) Credits (AMA or AOA) (see accreditation statement below). You will learn all of the essentials of point of care echo in 2-hours with this online, interactive, video course. Re-watch sections as many times as you want to solidify your understanding.

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Point of Care Echo CME Course is the best course for medical professionals who need to learn Point of Care Echo and want Category-1 CME credits (Earn up to 2 AOA Category 1A / AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM).

This course teaches basic cardiac anatomy, and how to obtain images. You’ll learn about left ventricular function, calculating the ejection fraction, and assessing wall motion abnormalities. Additionally, you learn about the right ventricle, color-flow Doppler, valvular abnormalities, pericardial and pleural effusions, masses, vegetations, and thrombi, the inferior vena cava, and aortic dissections.

You will not just memorize images, but instead, learn how to assess the heart from any view, and scrutinize normal and abnormal findings.

Point of Care Echo CME Course is a 2-hour online, interactive, video course divided into 16 short, manageable chapters. The material can be rewatched as many times as you want to help solidify the information, This course is available 24 /7/ 365 on any device. Videos are succinct with detailed illustrations and audio descriptions that go at a gentle pace for better comprehension. The videos are set up to feel as if a cardiologist is giving you one-on-one instruction.

Topics include:

  • Basic cardiac anatomy
  • The echo probe
  • Echo images and obtaining the different views
  • Left ventricular function
  • Calculating the ejection fraction
  • Assessing segmental wall motion abnormalities
  • Right ventricular function
  • Chamber sizes and wall thickness
  • Color-flow Doppler
  • Cardiac valvular abnomalities
  • Pericardial effusions and cardiac tamponade
  • Pleural effusions
  • Masses, vegetations, and thrombi
  • The inferior vena cava
  • Aortic dissections and aneurysms
  • An approach to reading Pont of Care Echoes

Since Point of Care Echo is now taught in medical schools, used in emergency departments (ED), intensive care units (ICU), and even in outpatient practices, this course will keep you at the forefront of this technology and prevent you from being left behind.

This course is best for emergency department providers, intensive care unit providers, most hospitalists, all medical students, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and emergency medical technicians.

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CME Course Details

Accreditation Statement

Executive Electrocardiogram Education is accredited by the Missouri Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons (MAOPS) to provide continuing medical education for physicians

Missouri Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons (MAOPS) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. MAOPS designates this program for a maximum of 2 AOA Category 1-A CME credits, and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation.

Missouri Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons (MAOPS) designates this live activity for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 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 joint providership of the Missouri Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons (MAOPS) and Executive Electrocardiogram Education. MAOPS is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Faculty Disclosures and Biographies

Scott L. Siegal, D.O., FACOI


Dr. Siegal is a board-certified cardiologist with a passion for medical education. He has been practicing cardiology and teaching medicine for over 20 years. Dr. Siegal has always had an interest in electrocardiography and echocardiography. He has instructed in ECG and Echo interpretation to many residency programs and cardiology fellowships throughout the United States. He held University appointments including assistant professor and associate professor at several medical schools and was the assistant director of a cardiology fellowship program. Dr. Siegal has received many accolades for teaching and has worked in educating medical students, residents, fellows, physician extenders, nurses, and colleagues. He spends much time trying to stay on the cutting edge of cardiology, and cardiac imaging. Dr. Siegal has studied and practiced medicine across the United States.

He received his undergraduate degree in Boston, MA, attended medical school in Kansas City, MO, focused his internship and residency all around Detroit, MI, but also did rotations in California, Arizona, Colorado, and Missouri. He has received board certifications in Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Echocardiography, and Nuclear Cardiology. He has also practiced in Missouri, Texas, Colorado, and New Jersey. Dr. Siegal has had the distinguished honor to study under and practice with a multitude of practitioners from all over the country. These experiences have given Dr. Siegal a unique and varied perspective on medicine. Currently, Dr. Siegal practices cardiology in Southern New Jersey, devotes much time to medical education, and consults organizations and individuals about physician burnout.

Boston Universtiy, Cum Laude, Boston, MA

Medical School
University of Medicine and Biosciences, Kansas City, MO

Internship & Residency
Consortium of Graduate Medical Education and Training (COGMET), Detroit, MI

Deborah Heart & Lung Center, Browns Mills, NJ and The Delaware Valley Medical Center, Langhorne, PA

Board Certifications
Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Echocardiography and Nuclear Cardiology.


Scott L. Siegal, D.O., FACOI is the sole planner and faculty for this course and has no relevant financial or nonfinancial relationships with ineligible entities to disclose.

Complaint/Grievance Policy

SL Siegal Consulting and Executive Electrocardiogram Education are committed to ensuring that any person or organization using our products has the right to lodge a complaint and to have their concerns addressed in ways that ensure access and equity, fairness, accountability and transparency.

Our Commitment

If you make a complaint or have a grievance regarding any of Executive Electrocardiogram Education’s programs, you can expect that we will:

  • Treat you with respect
  • Carry out the complaint handling process in a fair and open way
  • Provide reasons for decisions that are made
  • Protect your privacy

Complaint Procedure

Filing a complaint or grievance:

  1. Send us an email at info@ecgedu.com. Be sure to leave us information regarding how to reach you back.

Procedure for Complaint Management

  1. Registered complaints/grievances are investigated within 5 working days of the complaint being received.
  2. We will reach out to you by email or phone within 10 working days to let you know what is being done to investigate and resolve the complaint/grievance.
  3. As far as possible, complaints/grievances will be investigated and resolved within 20 working days. If this timeframe cannot be met, the complainant will be informed of the reasons why and of alternative timeframe for resolution.

For those seeking AOA Category 1-A CME Credits

If the learner is seeking AOA Category 1-A CME and does not receive a satisfactory response, you may then notify the Bureau of Osteopathic Education of the AOA at 142 E. Ontario St., Chicago, IL 60611-2864.

What's Covered In This Course?

  • Cardiac Anatomy
  • The Echo probe and obtaining images
  • Final Exam for CME Credit
  • Learn Point of Care Echo in only 2-hours
  • Up to 2 Category-1 CME Credits (AMA or AOA)

Course Syllabus

1. Point of Care Echo CME Course (W1)

Fundamentals - Point of Care Echo Normal and Abnormal Findings - Point of Care Echo
Cardiac Chamber Sizes and Wall Thickness - CME Course (W1)

This chapter review general cardiac chamber sizes and left and right ventricular wall thickness. Topics include Normal and abnormal left ventricular and right ventricular size and wall thickness; normal and abnormal atrial sizes; and aortic root size.

Identifying the Different Left Ventricular Walls - CME Course (W1)

This chapter details the different segments and walls of the left ventricle. Topics include Anterior wall; anterior and inferior septum; inferior wall; and anterior and inferior lateral wall.

Left Ventricular Function and Ejection Fraction - CME Course (W1)

This chapter reviews left ventricular function and the ejection fraction. Topics include Contractility and wall motion; normal systolic function; systolic dysfunction; hyperdynamic function; ejection fraction; and segmental wall motion abnormalities.

Right Heart Function and Abnormalities - CME Course (W1)

This chapter reviews right ventricular size and function. Topics include Normal right ventricular function; right ventricular dysfunction; right ventricular pressure and volume overload; and McConnell’s sign.

Inferior Vena Cava - CME Course (W1)

This chapter examines the inferior vena cava. Topics include Normal and abnormal inferior vena cava size and inspiratory collapse; and estimating the right atrial pressure.

Color Flow Doppler - CME Course (W1)

This chapter discusses and shows examples of color flow Doppler.

Valvular Abnormalities - CME Course (W1)

This chapter details and shows examples of various valvular abnormalities. Topics include Mitral stenosis; mitral regurgitation; aortic stenosis; aortic regurgitation; and tricuspid regurgitation.

Masses and Vegetations - CME Course (W1)

This chapter shows how to identify various cardiac masses and vegetations.

Pericardial Effusions, Cardiac Tamponade and Pleural Effusions - CME Course (W1)

This chapter discusses and shows examples of pericardial effusions, cardiac tamponade, and pleural effusions.

Aortic Aneurysms and Aortic Dissections - CME Course (W1)

This chapter defines and shows examples of aortic aneurysms and aortic dissections.

Approach to Reading Point of Care Echoes

Who This Course Is For

Best for:

  • Emergency department (ED) providers
  • Intensive care unit (ICU) providers
  • Most hospitalists
  • All medical students
  • Nurse practitioners (NPs)
  • Physician assistants (PAs)
  • Emergency medical technicians (EMTs)

Sample Course Videos

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The Probe and Probe Movements - Preview Watch Preview
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Basic Echo Views - Preview Watch Preview
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Left ventricular Function and Ejection Fraction - Preview Watch Preview
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Valvular Abnormalities - Preview Watch Preview

Feedback From Our Subscribers

Anthony Ricketti, M.D Verified Subscriber
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Passed my ICU Boards with ease

After spending two hours with Dr. Siegal in person to learn to read echoes, I had no problems passing the echo section of my Critical Care Boards and in fact, scored well above the average. I had never interpreted echocardiograms before this. Dr. Siegal made echocardiography easy to understand and retain.

Michael Friedman, DO, Assistant Professor, Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine Verified Subscriber
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Dr. Siegal shared his knowledge

"Dr. Siegal is a doctor's doctor. He has taken his clinical knowledge and experience and thankfully shared it with us in an informative and well written video."