Focused critical care echocardiography: training for pediatricians and pediatric intensivists in an intensive care unit

  • Carolina Puente-Reyes a. Department of Paediatrics and Paediatric Critical-Intensive Care, Universidad el Bosque, Bogotá, Colombia. b. Paediatric Intensive Care Unit, Hospital Cardiovascular del Niño de Cundinamarca, Bogotá, Colombia.
  • Hyalmar Plazas-Castro a. Department of Paediatrics and Paediatric Critical-Intensive Care, Universidad el Bosque, Bogotá, Colombia. b. Paediatric Intensive Care Unit, Hospital Cardiovascular del Niño de Cundinamarca, Bogotá, Colombia.
  • María Claudia Guzmán a. Department of Paediatrics and Paediatric Critical-Intensive Care, Universidad el Bosque, Bogotá, Colombia. b. Paediatric Intensive Care Unit, Hospital Cardiovascular del Niño de Cundinamarca, Bogotá, Colombia.
  • Oscar Javier León a. Department of Paediatrics and Paediatric Critical-Intensive Care, Universidad el Bosque, Bogotá, Colombia. b. Paediatric Intensive Care Unit, Hospital Cardiovascular del Niño de Cundinamarca, Bogotá, Colombia.
  • Ledys María Izquierdo a. Department of Paediatrics and Paediatric Critical-Intensive Care, Universidad el Bosque, Bogotá, Colombia. b. Paediatric Intensive Care Unit, Hospital Cardiovascular del Niño de Cundinamarca, Bogotá, Colombia. c. Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Hospital Militar Central, Bogotá, Colombia.
  • Carlos Rodríguez a. Department of Paediatrics and Paediatric Critical-Intensive Care, Universidad el Bosque, Bogotá, Colombia. b. School of Medicine, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá, Colombia.
Keywords: Echocardiography, Critical Illness, Pediatricians, Intensive Care Units, Physicians

Abstract

Introduction:

Focused critical care echocardiography (FCCE) has become a necessary competency for physicians working in pediatric intensive care units.

Objective:

To asses a theoretical and practical training program designed to explore skills acquisition for obtaining views and some echocardiographic measurements suggested for FCCE.

Materials and methods:

A 26-hour long theoretical and practical training for pediatricians and pediatric intensivists under the guidance of a pediatric cardiologist. The program included qualitative analysis of the variables pertaining to basic echocardiographic windows, and quantitative analysis of FCCE.

Results:

There were significant differences between having prior echocardiography knowledge, associated with a higher score in the 4-chamber apical window (mean: 9.0; standard deviation [SD]: 1.02; P = 0.021), and better correlation with the pediatric cardiologist regarding left ventricular function measurements (mean: 92.02; SD: 6.3; P = 0.036).

Conclusion:

The program was useful for basic level training in FCCE with an optimal level of acquisition of the main echocardiographic windows and some echocardiographic measurements.

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Puente-Reyes C, Plazas-Castro H, Guzmán MC, León OJ, Izquierdo LM, Rodríguez C. Focused critical care echocardiography: training for pediatricians and pediatric intensivists in an intensive care unit. Colomb. J. Anesthesiol. [Internet]. 2019Jan.1 [cited 2021Apr.22];47(1):23-1. Available from: https://www.revcolanest.com.co/index.php/rca/article/view/124

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Puente-Reyes C, Plazas-Castro H, Guzmán MC, León OJ, Izquierdo LM, Rodríguez C. Focused critical care echocardiography: training for pediatricians and pediatric intensivists in an intensive care unit. Colomb. J. Anesthesiol. [Internet]. 2019Jan.1 [cited 2021Apr.22];47(1):23-1. Available from: https://www.revcolanest.com.co/index.php/rca/article/view/124
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