In this issue of CHEST (see page 1416), Melamed and colleagues1 report their experience in having intensivists perform limited bedside echocardiography. They trained intensivists for 6 h to use a hand-carried device and studied their accuracy in judging left ventricular (LV) systolic function. The “gold standard” was formal transthoracic echocardiography performed by certified sonographers and interpreted by experienced cardiologist echocardiographers. Intensivists acquired and interpreted their own images in < 10 min. There was excellent concordance regarding LV function. Occasionally, intensivists overestimated LV function but never misclassified severe LV dysfunction as normal.