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Basic TEE Review Course

The next TEE Review Course is TBD. See the brochure, or register.


The purpose of this course is to review the basic principles of perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiography (TEE), which has been validated as a minimally-invasive tool for intraoperative evaluation of cardiac hemodynamic function, allowing anesthesia providers to make decisions based on their assessment of the patient’s fluid status, cardiac contractility and valvular function. During this course we will review both basic principles, as well as extreme scenarios (intraoperative cardiac arrest or severe hemodynamic instability), and routine monitoring in patients who may experience significant intraoperative fluid shifts.

Educational Objectives

After attending this course, attendees should be able to:

  • Describe the safety, indications, contraindications and complications for perioperative TEE
  • Relate the underlying physics and anatomical relationships while performing perioperative TEE
  • Differentiate between normal and abnormal ventricular and valvular function
  • Evaluate hemodynamic function with perioperative TEE

The intended audience includes:

  • Anesthesiologists
  • CRNAs
  • SRNAs
  • Anesthesia Assistants