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Table 1 Scoring system used to evaluate transthoracic echocardiography skills

From: Prospective assessment of a score for assessing basic critical-care transthoracic echocardiography skills in ventilated critically ill patients

  0 2 3 Total score
Quality of TTE views     
Left parasternal long axis Not recorded Not optimal Optimal /2
Left parasternal short axis Not recorded Not optimal Optimal /2
Apical four-chamber view Not recorded Not optimal Optimal /2
Apical two-chamber view Not recorded Not optimal Optimal /2
Subcostal four-chamber view Not recorded Not optimal Optimal /2
IVC view Not recorded Not optimal Optimal /2
     /12
Semi-quantitative measurements a     
Right ventricular dilation Disagreement for presence Agreement for presence but disagreement for degree Agreement for presence and degree /2
Pericardial effusion Disagreement for presence Agreement for presence but disagreement for degree Agreement for presence and degree /2
Respiratory variation in IVC diameter Disagreement for presence Agreement for presence but disagreement for degree Agreement for presence and degree /2
Left ventricular ejection fraction Disagreement for presence Agreement for presence but disagreement for degree Agreement for presence and degree /2
     /8
     /20
  1. adisagreement or agreement with the assessment of two experts.
  2. IVC: inferior vena cava; TTE: transthoracic echocardiography.