Targeted Neonatal Echocardiography (TnECHO) is increasingly used by neonatologists in the intensive care setting to support clinical decisions. The technology may be applied for the evaluation of the neonatal heart, brain, abdomen/pelvis and vascular access. This application focuses on neonatologist-performed TnECHO. The provision of real-time information on cardiovascular performance and systemic perfusion, the non-invasive nature of the technique, rapidity of data acquisition and report generation, and ability to perform longitudinal functional assessments have all contributed to in the increased utilization of TnECHO by neonatologists in the neonatal intensive care (NICU).
The purpose of this application is to support neonatologists who are actively involved in a recognized TnECHO training program. This application includes videos of probe position, 2D echo loops, color Doppler loops, and labelling of the various structures. This application is aimed at familiarizing neonatologists with basic echocardiography views and aiding self directed learning, but does not represent complete training. This application has not been designed to teach how to screen, diagnose or evaluate congenital heart disease, although it is recognized that neonatologists must be familiar with normal anatomy and deviations from this. Although structural heart disease should always be considered when performing a TnECHO evaluation, if the former is clinically suspected a paediatric cardiologist should always be involved. Image optimization techniques are not discussed as it is usually machine specific.
- Minor bug fixes
Ratings and Reviews
No longer playing video?
This app was great but now it is no longer showing the videos when you click. I am not sure if it's because it's not comparable with the new iOS...
Demystifying Cardiac Physiology of the Newborn Infant
This brilliant App serves to demystify echocardiography for the Neonatologist. The developers are to be congratulated on producing such high quality images and videos, including readable labels on a format as small as the iPhone.
While not a replacement for the unique, extensive and detailed instructional Teaching CDs developed by Evans and Malcolm this App provides bedside reminders of proper probe position, expected images and anatomy.
I recommend for all Neonatologists, apart from the few experts in this field, as well as all trainees. Once bitten by this, you will want to become proficient in this very useful assessment technique which provides real time understanding of the infants cardiovascular physiology
Very basic knowledge but helpful
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.