JMC Office of Continuing Medical Education
- Discuss the hemodynamic derangements which can be detected by hTEE examination.
- Discuss the basic cardiac anatomy demonstrated on hTEE examination.
- Discuss and perform the basic TEE examination and understand its application as a hemodynamic monitor in a simulated environment.
- Discuss the specific applications of hTEE in the setting of traumatic and non- traumatic pericardial pathology, fluid management in the septic and neurology critical patient and in specialty cardiac devices (LVAD and ECMO).
- Analyze case presentations to determine appropriate use of hTEE in the critically ill patient.
- Assess their individual practices in light of the information and discussions during the course, and identify specific strategies to implement as part of a continuing improvement process for their practices.
Harrison Pitcher, MD, FACS
The Jefferson Hemodynamic Transesophageal Echocardiography Conference
Thursday, May 16, 2013
The course is designed for the practicing clinician to acquire, through didactic lectures and practical demonstrations, the fundamental theory and skills to make appropriate hemodynamic decisions at the bedside utilizing TEE for critical care faculty, anesthesiology, surgical and medical residents and fellows, as well as physician assistants and nurse practitioners. The ability to make accurate and timely determination of the fluid responsiveness and cardiac function has been of paramount importance in the intensive care setting. The utilization of Trans esophageal echocardiography to make these determinations, originally applied to the cardiac surgical patient, has become the standard of care. However, up to this time, TEE has been the domain of cardiologist and TEE certified anesthesiologist whose accessibility around the clock may be limited. Those involved in the care of the cardiac and non-cardiac patient in diverse ICU settings such as trauma, neurology and pulmonary critical care have had no avenue for fundamental training in the utilization of TEE for hemodynamic management outside of fellowship training.
At the completion of this CME activity, the participants should be able to:
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.25 AMA PRA Category 1 creditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Supported in part by an educational grant from ImaCor Inc.