By Christan Santos, Ami Grek, Diane McLaughlin & Dr Jose L. Diaz-Gomez
In the United States, ultrasound examinations can be carried out by non-medically qualified personnel such as nurse practitioners and physisican assistants, collectively known
as Advanced Practice Providers (APPs).
This article summarizes a recently published study describing a training curriculum on Focussed Transthoracic Echocardiography (FoTE) and created for critical care APPs. It is shown that, with training, APP’s can successfully achieve echocardiogram images equivalent to their physician counterparts.