Workshop on Resuscitative Transesophageal Echocardiography
THE WEST COAST WORKSHOP
When its 100 degrees in New York, it’s 72 in Los Angeles. When its 30 degrees in New York, in Los Angeles it’s still 72. However, there are 6 million interesting people in New York, and only 72 in Los Angeles
- Neil Simon
The first practical course dedicated to the practice of resuscitative TEE
DESPITE GROWING INTEREST AMONG EMERGENCY PHYSICIANS AND INTENSIVISTS, AN IMPORTANT BARRIER TO ADOPTION IS ACCESS TO TRAINING THAT IS TAILORED TO THE PRACTICE OF RESUSCITATIVE TEE.
THE TEAM OF CLINICIANS BEHIND THE RESUSCITATIVE TEE PROJECT, A MULTIDISCIPLINARY GROUP OF FACULTY WHO HAVE PIONEERED THE DEVELOPMENT OF THIS APPLICATION AND ACCUMULATED VAST TEACHING EXPERIENCE, HAVE DEVELOPED THE FIRST STATE-OF-THE-ART PRACTICAL COURSE ON RESUSCITATIVE TEE.
THROUGH THIS WORKSHOP, WE PROVIDE EMERGENCY PHYSICIANS AND INTENSIVISTS, WITH A UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY TO GAIN BASIC TRAINING IN THIS EMERGING MODALITY.
COURSE DESCRIPTION & DETAILS
THE COURSE CONSISTS OF ASYNCHRONOUS LEARNING (PRE WORKSHOP) AND ONE LIVE DIDACTIC SESSION (THE WORKSHOP). SELECTED MATERIAL FOR SELF-STUDY INCLUDING A TEMPORARY LICENSE TO THE HEARTWORKS E-LEARN PLATFORM ARE PROVIDED IN ADVANCE. DURING THE ONE-DAY "DEEP DIVE" WORKSHOP, PARTICIPANTS RECEIVE DIDACTICS AND HANDS-ON TRAINING ON HIGH-FIDELITY SIMULATORS.
1:1 Competency Assessment
optional, hands-on examination at the end of the workshop
An optional, hands-on examination to allow participants demonstrate skill acquisition and competency in focused TEE examination will be available AT THE END OF THE WORKSHOP. THIS IS A 1:1 evaluation by one of the faculty and will test the both motor and cognitive competency participants.
This optional assessment can be particularly useful for physicians leading the development of TEE programs at their institutions. Participants who choose to take the assessment, will be provided a competency checklist with log of 10 examinations if successfully performed.
SPECIFIC GOALS: through the review of pre-workshop resources and the didactics held during the one-day workshop, we aim to provide participants with the following skills:
Understand principles of TEE operation: Transducer controls and understanding of different planes of movement necessary to generate images: anteflexion, retroflexion, rotation.
Relevant cardiac anatomy
Rationale and evidence for a focused TEE protocol
Indications / applications for each view
Middle esophageal four chamber (ME 4C)
Transgastric mid short axis (TG Mid SAX)
Middle esophageal long axis (ME LAX)
Middle esophageal bicaval (ME Bicaval)
descending thoracic aorta (dta lax and sax)
Identification of normal anatomy in all four basic views
Correlation with anatomy in TTE views
Identification of basic pathological conditions
At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to: acquire the focused TEE views and correctly identify cardiac anatomy and identify basic pathological conditions.
A set of pre-workshop web-based and interactive materials will be made available for self-study of participants prior to their attendance to the workshop. Brief (15-20 min) case-based lectures will be presented during the workshop.
do you hate those courses in a classroom or the basement of the hospital? we hate them too. The resuscitative tee workshop is held in hand picked, state-of-the-art interactive learning facilities.
TEE Simulation Systems by HeartWorks
Teaching TEE hundreds of hours, we learnt that a key aspect for a highly efficient training experience, is to spend several hours of structured, guided practice on the high-fidelity simulator. We have partnered with HeartWorks to ensure participants are not just getting "a taste" of TEE, but actually becoming proficient at it.
Not just a “Taste” of TEE
multiple High fidelity TEE simulator systems are provided by HeartWorks.
as part of the pre-workshop materials, participants receive a special student licenses for the tEE e-learn interactive platform . This will allow you to learn the basics at your own speed in order to maximize your hands-on experience at the workshop. details regarding this license following registration.
COURSE VENUE (Updated March 7th)
***please note that the course venue has changed to a nearby space as of march 7th. major water damage in the original space led to this last minute relocation. if you wrote down the former location 724 S spring street, please make sure to update this and have the correct / updated address indicated below***
The course will be held in a private event space, located in downtown Los Angeles:
725 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90017
In the Ernst & Young building, 10 Floor, suite 1010
google map link: here
street view link: here
GETTING THERE BY UBER / TAXI
IF travelling by Uber/walking/METRO will take YOU to the north lobby and will have to walk through to the south side of the mall.
Parking spaces are located at the 945 W. 8th Street parking structure adjacent to the FIG at 7th retail center. Entrances to the parking structure are located on both 7th and 8th Streets.
If you are parking in the 7th and Fig structure, take the elevator to the 8th floor, and make a right when exiting the elevator. Walk towards the Ernst and Young building (south lobby). Please check-in with security and and show identification in order to get elevator access to the 10th floor. Follow the Breather signage to suite 1010.
Parking rates: Discounted rates $6 Park & Play flat rate all day Saturday & Sunday
The parking structure is open 24 hours a day / 7 days a week. Parking structure managed by ABM Parking. Call (213) 955-7945 or go to http://www.figat7th.com/directions-parking-2/ for more information.
PRE COURSE MATERIALS
FIND PRE WORKSHOP MATERIALS HERE
General Registration $795
*plus online processing fee