For anaesthetists starting cardiac fellow jobs or higher/advanced training posts, TOE can seem a daunting and off-putting obstacle. We will gather some important resources, papers and links, give an introduction to the different periop TOE accreditation exams and of course point you towards some great echo teaching.
TOE plays a vital role in Cardiac Surgery and we try to reflect that in our CLAP meeting content.
We are pleased to announce that Bart's POM Consultant Dr Stephen Shepherd is very kindly offering free online access to his perioperative TOE teaching. These weekly sessions are delivered in person at Bart's Heart Centre but also online via Microsoft Teams. They are open to anyone with an interest in perioperative TOE.
They are fantastic for those starting out in TOE and also perfect for those revising for accreditation exams.
Please see below for the full programme which will be starting on 9th September 2021.
Please email Dr Stephen Shepherd at email@example.com and he will send you the links to participate in the MS Teams sessions as well as updates and reminders about the teaching sessions.
The live sessions can also be accessed via the red button below (MS Teams Link) on the relevant dates.
Bart's Echo Reference Sheet
A handy, full-colour perioperative TOE reference guide
This guide, based on BSE guidelines, features reference values for assessment of valves, chambers, vessels and function.
Bart's TOE Report Pro Forma
This self-adhesive pro forma provides an outline for documentation of periop TOE reports here at Bart's and is self-adhesive to allow it to be attached to the anaesthetic record for later reference.
Below we have collated some important TOE papers and guidelines which are freely available online.
We will continue to build on this collection, if there are any particular papers you feel belong here (maybe even authored by you!) please let us know at CLAP.firstname.lastname@example.org