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Table 1 Two training programs of extended basic critical care transthoracic echocardiography (CCE)

From: Can we improve transthoracic echocardiography training in non-cardiologist residents? Experience of two training programs in the intensive care unit

  Group I (n = 5) Group II (n = 6) p
Total program duration, h, mean ± SD 7.1 ± 0.8 17.5 ± 2.0
Theoretical program    
 Didactics, h 1.5 1.5
 Interactive clinical cases, h 1.0 2.0
 Number of “observed” CCEs 5 5
 Total duration of “observed” CCEs, h, mean ± SD 1.4 ± 0.4 2.1 ± 0.1 0.02
Practice program    
 Number of “tutored” CCEs 5 5
 Duration of “tutored” CCEs, h, mean ± SD 1.8 ± 0.3 2.7 ± 0.3 0.01
 Number of “offline reviewed” CCEs, mean (range) 5 (3–5) 22 (18–26)
 Total duration of “offline reviewed” CCEs, h, mean ± SD 1.4 ± 0.1 9.2 ± 1.6 <0.0001
  1. SD standard deviation; CCE critical care transthoracic echocardiography