There are number of issues commonly faced by institutions when implementing a program for the practice of point-of-care TEE in Emergency Department or ICU settings (i.e. purchase of probes, access to training with simulators and operating rooms, logistics of cleaning and maintenance, privileges/credentialing, etc.). We believe that by joining forces and sharing experiences such as lessons on issues related to implementation, education and training, a group of collaborating institutions can mutually benefit from the collective experience, promote best practices and improve patient care.

A group of programs with established resuscitative TEE programs have come together and committed to collaborate with the goal to advance this field.

The mission of this collaborative is to share best practices around the design and implementation of resuscitative TEE programs, conduct joint "virtual rounds" and education sessions and conduct multicenter research.

Regional collaboration to facilitate training: access to simulators and opportunities for training represent an important barrier to the adoption of resuscitative TEE. High fidelity simulators are expensive and yet often underutilized. Programs located in the same city or region can coordinate and share access to simulators, particularly in the early stages of program development.

Joint multi-institutional educational reviews: Unlike transthoracic echocardiography, which is performed multiple times a day in most emergency departments or Intensive care untits, there is a relatively lower frequency of cases of TEE. By bringing together a selection of monthly cases with pearls and teaching points from different institutions, we believe the group can significantly enhance learning and advance expertise.

Multi-center research: To date, only observational studies have been published. The collaboration between institutions performing resuscitative TEE can accelerate the development of high quality studies that can improve patient care and advance the field.



Stanford University Hospital, Palo Alto, CA, USA

Department of Emergency Medicine

Contact: Kenton Anderson MD

NYU Langone Medical Center, New York City, NY, USA

Cardiac intensive care unit 

contact: james horowitz md

University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada

Department of Emergency Medicine

Contact: Tom Jelic MD

Santa Cabrini Hospital, Montreal, Canada

Intensive Care Unit 

Contact: phillipe rola md 

Hospital Raja Permaisuri Bainun, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia

Department of Trauma & Emergency medicine

Contact: adi bin osman MD

Stony Brook University Medical Center, NY, USA

Department of Emergency medicine

Contact: lindsay reardon MD

Port Elizabeth Hospital, South Africa

Department of anesthesia

Contact: lizani grant MD

Mount Sinai St.Luke's, NY, USA

Department of emergency medicine

Contact: turandot saul MD

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Department of Emergency Medicine

Contact: Felipe Teran MD

University of New Mexico Hospital, New Mexico, USA

Department of Emergency Medicine 

contact: Trenton  Wray MD

Karolinska University Hospital, Sweden

Departments of Intensive care & anesthesia 

Contact: josefin elzen MD

Hennepin County Medical Center, University of Minnesota, MN, USA

Department of Emergency Medicine 

contact: Joseph Novik MD

Maine Medical Center


Department of Emergency medicine

contact: David Mackenzie, MD

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Canada

Department of Anesthesia & Critical Care

Contact: Pablo Perez d'Empaire MD

Riverside University Medical Center, CA, USA

Department of emergency medicine

Contact: Ramiz Fargo

Mount Sinai Hospital, New York City, NY, USA

Department of Emergency Medicine

Contact: Bret Nelson MD 

University of Michigan, Michigan, USA

Department of Emergency Medicine

Contact: Ross Kessler MD

Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, CA, USA

Department of Emergency Medicine

Contact: zan jafry MD

Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA, USA

medical intensive care unit & Department of Emergency Medicine

contact: f mae west md

Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, Richmond, VA, USA

Department of Emergency medicine

contact: michael vitto md

St Joseph Medical Center, Stockton, CA, USA

Department of Emergency medicine

Contact: Maria O’Rourke  MD

University of Colorado, Denver, CO, USA

Department of Anesthesia 

Contact: Doug campbell MD

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