Which Patients Benefit from Basic Echo?

This micro skills course will discuss the challenges of transthoracic echocardiography (TTE or ‘echo’) in the critically-ill patient plus the scope and role of echo in critical care. It will look at its usefulness in relation to the clinical setting and how echo can be used in the periarrest and arrest situation.

Delivery Mode
Online - Self Paced
Course Duration
30-60 minutes
Course Type
Yes, on completion
Course Code
Content Provider
Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine

What will I learn?

By the end of this session you will be able to:

  1. Recognise the clinical settings in which basic, entry-level echo is useful in critical care;
  2. Identify the role of basic echo in diagnosis, monitoring and assessing the effects of therapies in critical care;
  3. Explain the use of focused echo in the cardiac arrest situation, with advanced life support (ALS) compliance where appropriate;
  4. Describe when it is appropriate to refer for a formal, comprehensive scan

Course provided in association with


  • This eLearning session is provided by the Content Providers listed above but it does not in any way constitute a qualification or accreditation from them.
  • Certificates provided at the end of each session are issued by Talisium under licence and cannot be used by students to seek membership, fellowship or any other form of recognition by the Content Provider.
  • This micro skills course may contain references to UK laws, regulations, policies and practice guidelines.
  • You should apply the lessons within the context of your local environment.
  • This micro skills course may contain features that are not optimised for mobile devices.