TEE LEARNING RESOURCES


A selection of our favorite resources to learn TEE

Disclaimer: THIS IS A DESCRIPTION OF SOME RESOURCES WE HAVE FOUND HELPFUL IN LEARNING AND TEACHING TEE. THE RESUSCITATIVE TEE PROJECT DOES NOT RECEIVE ANY COMPENSATION FOR THE PRODUCTS FEATURED HERE. IF YOU'VE FOUND A PRODUCT THAT SHOULD BE FEATURED HERE, FEEL FREE TO CONTACT US. 

Open Access (Free)

 
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VISUAL INTERACTIVE RESOURCE FOR TEACHING, UNDERSTANDING AND LEARNING TRANSESOPHAGEAL ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY (VIRTUAL TEE), IS AN EXCEPTIONAL (AND FREE) ONLINE TEACHING PLATFORM DESIGNED TO FACILITATE THE TEACHING AND LEARNING OF TRANSESOPHAGEAL ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY. IT WAS DEVELOPED BY THE TORONTO GENERAL HOSPITAL DEPARTMENT OF ANESTHESIA AND PAIN MANAGEMENT.

THIS AWARD-WINNING WEBSITE, HAS BEEN THE GO-TO RESOURCE FOR VIRTUALLY EVERYONE PERFORMING TEE. IT IS A FANTASTIC AID TO DEVELOP BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF THE SPATIAL RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE CARDIAC STRUCTURES AND THE ULTRASOUND BEAM PLANE. IT DESCRIBES ALL STANDARD RECOMMENDED VIEWS BY THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY (ASE) AND INCLUDES NORMAL ANATOMY, PATHOLOGY CASES, COLOR AND SPECTRAL DOPPLER.

Access here: Pie Virtual TEE

Paid (CME available)

HeartWorks, the company behind the first high-fidelity TEE simulation system, developed a comprehensive online introduction course to the practice of TEE. It includes 9 self-directed modules and a competency self-assessment is available. This product has been endorsed by the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) and provides CME credits. Upon successful completion of a multiple-choice test, learners receive a recognition certificate from the American Society of Echocardiography.

Access here: HeartWorks eLearn

 

Textbooks 

  Basic Transesophageal and Critical Care Ultrasound  by   André Denault, Annette Vegas, Yoan Lamarche, Jean-Claude Tardif and Pierre Couture.

Basic Transesophageal and Critical Care Ultrasound by André Denault, Annette Vegas, Yoan Lamarche, Jean-Claude Tardif and Pierre Couture.

Basic Transesophageal and Critical Care Ultrasound is an impressive piece Written by a multidisciplinary team of experts in TEE. 

This book is divided into two parts. The first is dedicated to basic TEE while the second provides focused coverage of bedside ultrasound.

something unique about this book:

  • contains more than 400 clinical images
  • a Companion Website hosts more than 600 videos and provides two mock Transesophageal Echocardiography examinations, with and without highlighted answers, so the reader can test themselves online.
  • well-illustrated text and its accompanying videos  

"The book also includes chapters on extra-cardiac TEE and ultrasound of the brain—unconventional areas that will become more important in the future as clinicians evaluate not only the etiology of hemodynamic instability but also the impact on multiple organs and systems such as the kidney, liver, splanchnic perfusion, and brain." (publisher's website)

 

purchase this book in the publisher's website here