ASA/SCA Basic Perioperative TEE Education Program
THIS IS AN ONLINE ACTIVITY. Hard copies are not available.
The Basic TEE course has been designed to provide a thorough knowledge base in Basic Perioperative TEE and helps fulfill the education component of the Extended CME Pathway for the National Board of Echocardiography (NBE) certification in Basic Perioperative TEE.
The Basic Perioperative TEE program is a collaboration of the American Society of Anesthesiologists and the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists. 100 AMA PRA Category 1 CME Credits™ are available upon completion of all 100 cases.
This program uses specially developed software and is entirely computer-based (please be sure to review the hardware requirements below). This facilitates learning at the student's convenience and location, eliminating the need and cost of travel to attend lectures. This Basic Perioperative TEE program focuses on the basic hemodynamic state, ventricular function and valve pathology, which has been categorized into those that are likely to cause hemodynamic compromise or those that may not. During the program, there is additional information that extends knowledge beyond that of Basic TEE, and further study is encouraged. By the end of this course, the student will be exposed to a wide variety of cardiac pathology. Learn more.
Core Competencies covered:
-The Basic TEE exam
-Basic hemodynamic state assessment
-Basic assessment of valves and pericardium using 2D and color flow Doppler imaging
-Completion of 100 Basic TEE case studies focusing on 2D and color Doppler assessment
To pass the Basic TEE program the student will need to review and submit assessments for 100 case studies and achieve a 70% pass mark. Learners who score under 70% may resubmit incorrect cases to achieve a passing score. Upon meeting the full assessment criteria the student will be eligible to claim the CME credits.
Upon successful completion, learners will receive an email with directions on taking the course evaluation and claiming CME credit on ASA's Education Center.
Estimated Time to Complete:
The program will take on average 100 hours to complete. We recommend a period of 3 to 6 months to complete the program, though this time will vary according to a participant’s time availability. We offer flexible learning; you may commence at any time and complete the course at your own pace.
This program was developed with our parters at Heartweb in Australia. Heartweb provides all support for this program.
Program support is provided - Sunday thru Thursday 4 pm to 1 am CST
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Tel: 1-866-391-4965
- Solutions: http://www.heartweb.com/solutions
If you are encountering unusual or repeated difficulties, support via remote desktop connection is available.
NOTE: This course is currently NOT supported on iPad.
After completing this activity, the learner will be able to:
-Explain the concept and limitations of Basic TEE
-Visualize the anatomy relevant to Basic TEE
-Use the standard TEE viewsApply the echocardiography patterns required to interpret ventricular and valvular pathology at a basic level
-Describe artifact generation and recognize common artifacts
Faculty & Credentials:
- Arnold J. Berry, M.D., M.P.H.
Vice President for Scientific Affairs of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)
- Solomon Aronson, M.D., M.B.A.
President of the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists (SCA)
- Colin Royse, M.B.B.S., M.D., FANZCA. The University of Melbourne and Department of Anaesthesia and Pain Management, The Royal Melbourne Hospital, Victoria, Australia
- Alistair Royse, M.B.B.S., M.D., FRACS, FCSANZ. The University of Melbourne and Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, The Royal Melbourne Hospital, Victoria, Australia
Dr. David Canty M.B.B.S., FANZCA, PG DipEcho Consultant Anaesthetist, Dr. Peter Dawson M.B.B.S., FANZCA, Ms. Lesley Donelan DMU, (Diploma of Medical Ultrasound-Cardiac), AMS (Accredited Medical Sonographer- Cardiac), Professor John Faris DAvMed, FAFOM, FFOM, FANZCA, BA, ASCeXAM, Associate Professor Peter Hebbard M.B.B.S., FANZCA, PGDipEcho Consultant Anaesthetist, Dr. Roman Kluger M.B.B.S. (Hons), FANZCA, Dip EpidBiostat (University of Melbourne, Dr. Andrew MacCormick M.B.Ch.B., FANZCA, FCICM, PG Dip ECH, Dr. Barbara Rodriguez, M.B.B.S., FANZCA, PGDipEcho, Dr. Damon Sutton M.B., B.S., FANZC, Professor Michael Veltman M.B.B.S., FANZCA, FASE TEeXAM, ASCeXAM, A/, Professor James Wong FRACP, M.B.B.S., Ph.D.
ASA Staff: Diane Gambill, Ph.D., Mary Carol Badat, M.Ad.Ed.
SCA Staff: Dana B. Gibson, M.S.
Disclosure and Resolution of Conflicts of Interest
American Society of Anesthesiologists adheres to ACCME Essential Areas, Standards, and Policies regarding industry support of continuing medical education. In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support of CME, the ASA implemented mechanisms, prior to the planning and implementation of this CME activity, to identify and resolve conflicts of interest for all persons in a position to control content of this CME activity.
Course Directors: Arnold J. Berry, M.D., M.P.H. has no relevant financial relationships to disclose. Aronson, Solomon, M.D., indicted finantial relationships with: The Medicine Company - Consultant, Baxter - Funded Research, Acute Care Medical Education - Ownership, Dynamic Medical Education - Ownership, Nonin - Funded Research
Lead Faculty: Professor Colin Royse, M.B.B.S., M.D., FANZCA and Professor Alistair Royse, M.B.B.S., M.D., FRACS, FCSANZ. indcated financial relationship with Heartweb Pty Ltd
Faculty have no relevant financial relationships to disclose: David Canty, Peter Dawson, Lesley Donelan, John Faris, Peter Hebbard, Roman Kluger, Andrew MacCormick, Barbara Rodriguez, Damon Sutton, Michael Veltman, James Wong.
ASA and SCA Staff: Employees involved in planning have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Activity Release Date: 03/11/2013
Activity Expiration Date: 03/11/2016
ASA/SCA Member price: $1600, Non-member price: $2099.
Verification of the membership number and pricing requires 2 business days.
Download directions on installing the Student App and latest Adobe Reader in preparation for taking the course will be provided upon purchase.
Please click on the link to purchase the program: www.heartwebs.com/basic-tee/
CME Credit:100.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
The American Society of Anesthesiologists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The American Society of Anesthesiologists designates this enduring material for a maximum of 100.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.100.00 Non-physician Credit
Non-physicians may receive a Certificate of Completion stating that this activity was designated for 100.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.
Required Hardware / Software:
This course is entirely distance-based learning. Broadband internet access is a course requirement as the course is delivered via the internet to your computer, and in addition, we administer the course online. Web browser version must have been released within the last three years.This program will cater for both MAC and Windows computers. Requirements before you start:- 1. Download the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader (or purchase a Professional version) at get.adobe.com/reader/ 2. Download the Student App which synchronizes a complete copy of the course materials www.heartweb.com/install alternatively you may have purchase the USB containing all materials, in which case you may copy it to up to 5 computers and access the materials directly. 3. Your login and password. This will be your email address and the password that you used to purchase the course materials. If you change the password in the application form, then this password will be used instead. This is important, as the tutorials and content are all protected by your login credentials, and you will not be able to access the course without using these credentials.