Course Description

This course will provide an intensive review of perioperative transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) including basic echocardiography for the novice echocardiographer as well as an update on the latest echocardiographic techniques for the more advanced practitioner.

Highlighted Topics

  • Basic and Advanced Echo Review
  • Live Porcine Dissection Workshop
  • Transthoracic Echocardiography Workshop
  • Transesophageal Echocardiography Workshop
  • Three Dimensional (3D) Echocardiography Workshop

Target Audience

This course is designed for anesthesiologists, intensivists, and residents/fellows who are planning to take either the basic or advanced Examination of Special Competence in Perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiography (Basic/Advanced PTEeXAM), as well as clinicians who would like to refresh their knowledge of transesophageal echocardiography.

Educational Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Evaluate and perform a comprehensive intraoperative echo examination
  • Utilize TEE as a monitoring modality during high-risk non-cardiac surgery
  • Discuss the latest echocardiographic techniques
  • Pass the Basic and Advanced PTEeXAM
  • Recognize, acquire, and perform manipulation of routine 3D echocardiographic images

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