Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists

ASA/SCA Basic Perioperative TEE Program

The Basic Perioperative TEE education program is a collaboration between SCA, the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) and iTeachU to deliver a training and accreditation program that complies with the provisions set out by the National Board of Echocardiography (NBE). Learn at your convenience – anytime, anywhere – with this computer-based learning program. This program is ideal for anesthesiologists, emergency medicine and critical care physicians, researchers, and other healthcare professionals with an interest in anesthesiology and is required for Certification in Basic Perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiography via the Extended CME Pathway.

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Engage in two full tutorials taken from the Basic Perioperative TEE Program – learn how to perform a TEE examination and basic hemodynamic state assessment. Additionally, complete five case studies that focus on basic hemodynamic state abnormalities. Take advantage of this exciting free learning opportunity to try the Basic Perioperative TEE Porgram before buying it. Try It Now!

Core Competencies

  • Anatomy
  • The Basic TEE exam
  • Basic hemodynamic state assessment
  • Basic assessment of valves and pericardium using 2D and color flow Doppler imaging
  • Common artefacts
  • Completion of 100 Basic TEE case studies focusing on 2D and color Doppler assessment

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the concept and limitations of Basic TEE
  • Identify the cognitive skills to use Basic TEE
  • Apply the echocardiography patterns required to interpret ventricular and valvular pathology at a basic level
  • Assess knowledge through interpretation of 100 Basic TEE images/cases
  • Perform Basic TEE in the perioperative setting

What will the program deliver?

  • 7 tutorials
  • 100 basic TEE case studies focusing on 2D and color Doppler assessment
  • Each case study consists of an assessment in the form of multiple choice questions
  • The opportunity to provide feedback for each case study
  • Potential to earn up to 60 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ for up to 60 hours of work

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