The Sonographer Education portion of the SHINE website is designed to assist cardiac sonographers in performing the initial neonatal echocardiogram as part of a comprehensive evaluation for hypoxia. Sonographers performing these echocardiograms may not regularly image pediatric patients and may have limited familiarity with the differences between congenital echocardiography and adult echocardiography. The program reviews "The Terrible Ten" echo findings of critical congenital heart disease and helps the sonographer generate a differential based on those findings. The program also discusses common forms of critical congenital heart disease in more detail.
The program is organized into an introduction and overview portion, detailed discussion of the "Terrible Ten" findings, and individual sections on each form of critical congenital heart disease. To assist in learning, a pretest and posttest is included (coming soon).