Preceptorship in Intraoperative Transesophageal Echocardiography (TEEPs)
Participants in the Duke Intraoperative TEE Preceptorship spend one three-day session in the cardiac operating suites, observing techniques of intraoperative TEE and interpretation of images. Preceptee will participate in active discussions with cardiothoracic anesthesia faculty during live TEE imaging in the OR pre and post cardiopulmonary bypass. They will also learn how to troubleshoot difficult cases and enhance their decision-making skills in the operating room. Also, cases from pathology libraries will be used to augment the preceptorship experience.
This TEE Preceptorship Course is designed for physicians involved in perioperative care of patients with cardiovascular disease who desire to enhance their diagnostic skills with transesophageal echocardiography. Participating physicians should have a basic understanding of techniques of echocardiography in practice or through other instructional courses. Physicians who plan to take the National Board of Echocardiography examination in perioperative TEE will benefit from the preceptorship experience.
At the conclusion of this preceptorship, the learner should be better able to:
1. Perform a comprehensive TEE exam. Assess global cardiac function and identify valvular pathology.
2. Demonstrate the appropriate use of various imaging modalities including three-dimensional echocardiography.
3. Apply echocardiographic information to enhance surgical decision-making and perioperative clinical management of the cardiac surgical patient.
Alina Nicoara, MD FASE
Nazish Hashmi, MD
Brandi Bottiger, MD
Rebecca Linger, MD
Jose Mauricio Del Rio, MD
Yasmin Maisonave, MD
Kamrous Ghadimi, MD
Michael Manning, MD, PhD
Joseph Matthew, MD, MHSc, MBA
Madhav Swaminathan, MD, MB, BS, FASE
Mihai V. Podgoreanu, MD, FASE