Exam Overview

This examination matrix is provided to illustrate the general distribution of questions and the relative weight or emphasis given to a skill or content area on the examination.

Content Category

Managing Workflow

Providing Patient Care

Acquiring Cardiac Images

Characterizing Cardiac Abnormalities

Processing and Communicating Preliminary Reports

TOTAL

Approx. % of Exam

3%

12%

37%

35%

13%

100%

 

 

 

 

 

 

The list below describes general areas of knowledge that are needed in order to perform the tasks identified. This knowledge will apply across multiple tasks.

     Duties and Tasks  % of Exam
A  

Managing Workflow

3% 
  1 Schedule Personnel and Resources 1%
  2 Triage Incoming Orders 2%
B  

Providing Patient Care

 12%
  1 Review Indications/Chief Complaints 2%
  2 Review Patient History 2%
  3 Verify Patient Identity 1%
  4 Explain Procedures 1%
  5 Listen to Patients' Concerns 1%
  6 Provide Patient Comfort 1%
  7 Perform Quality Control 1%
  8

Perform Patient Assessment

1%
C   Acquiring Cardiac Images  37%
  1 Prepare for Test 3%
  2 Optimize Images 5%
  3 Acquire Left Parasternal Images 6%
  4 Acquire Apical Images 5%
  5 Acquire Subcostal Images 7%
  6 Acquire Suprasternal Images 5%
  7 Acquire Right Parasternal Images 3%
  8 Adapt Patient Examination 3%
D   Characterizing Cardiac Abnormalities  35%
  1  Perform disease specific protocol 10%
  2 Identify commonly associated lesions 9%
  3 Identify less commonly associated lesions 6%
  4 Assist with ICE 1%
  5 Assist with TEE 3%
  6 Perform stress echo 1%
  7  Perform contrast echo 3%
  8 Assist with epicardial echo 1%
  9 Perform 3D echo 1%
D   Processing and Communicating Preliminary Reports  13%
  1 Enter Patient Data 2%
  2 Perform Calculations and Post-Processing Analysis 7%
  3 List Findings 1%
  4 Communicate Critical Values 1%
  5 Perform Post Examination Communication 2%
    TOTAL  100%
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