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Canadian guidelines for training in adult perioperative transesophageal echocardiography. Recommendations of the Cardiovascular Section of the Canadian Anesthesiologists' Society and the Canadian Society of Echocardiography.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16987861     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
PURPOSE: To establish Canadian guidelines for training in adult perioperative transesophageal echocardiography (TEE). METHODS: Guidelines were established by the Canadian Perioperative Echocardiography Group with the support of the cardiovascular section of the Canadian Anesthesiologists' Society (CAS) in conjunction with the Canadian Society of Echocardiography. Guidelines for training in echocardiography by the American Society of Echocardiography, the American College of Cardiology and the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists were reviewed, modified and expanded to produce the 2003 Quebec expert consensus for training in perioperative echocardiography. The Quebec expert consensus and the 2005 Guidelines for the provision of echocardiography in Canada formed the basis of the Canadian training guidelines in adult perioperative TEE. RESULTS: Basic, advanced and director levels of expertise were identified. The total number of echocardiographic examinations to achieve each level of expertise remains unchanged from the 2002 American Society of Echocardiography-Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists guidelines. The increased proportion of examinations personally performed at basic and advanced levels, and the level of autonomy at the basic level suggested by the Quebec expert consensus are retained. These examinations can be performed in a perioperative setting and are not limited to intraoperative TEE. Training "on the job", the role of the perioperative transesophageal echocardiography examination, requirements for maintenance of competence, and duration of training are also discussed for each level of training. The components of a TEE report and comprehensive TEE examination are also outlined. CONCLUSION: The Canadian guidelines for training in adult perioperative TEE reflect the unique Canadian practice profile in perioperative TEE and address the training requirements to obtain expertise in this field.
François Béïque; Mohamed Ali; Mark Hynes; Scott MacKenzie; André Denault; André Martineau; Charles MacAdams; Corey Sawchuk; Kristine Hirsch; Martin Lampa; Patricia Murphy; Georges Honos; Bradley Munt; Anthony Sanfilippo; Peter Duke; ;
Publication Detail:
Type:  Guideline; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Canadian journal of anaesthesia = Journal canadien d'anesthésie     Volume:  53     ISSN:  0832-610X     ISO Abbreviation:  Can J Anaesth     Publication Date:  2006 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-09-21     Completed Date:  2007-01-18     Revised Date:  2009-11-03    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8701709     Medline TA:  Can J Anaesth     Country:  Canada    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1044-60     Citation Subset:  IM    
SMBD Jewish General Hospital, 3755 chemin de la Côte Ste-Catherine, Montreal, Quebec H3T 1E2, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Anesthesiology / education*
Cardiology / education*
Clinical Competence
Echocardiography, Transesophageal*
Education, Medical, Continuing
Perioperative Care
Comment In:
Can J Anaesth. 2006 Oct;53(10):969-72   [PMID:  16987849 ]
Can J Anaesth. 2007 Feb;54(2):157-8; author reply 158-9   [PMID:  17272259 ]
Erratum In:
Can J Anaesth. 2006 Dec;53(12):1271

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