The Importance of Simulation Training for Transesophageal Ultrasound at the Point of Care

9:00 am PT
12:00 pm ET
January 31, 2023
45 min
Transesophageal Ultrasound (TEU) has evolved over the last decade and become a valuable tool at the point of care. Simulation training is essential when learning the skills necessary for the use of transesophageal ultrasound. This webinar will discuss the evolution of TEU simulation training within the Acute Care and Anesthesia environments.

What You'll Learn

Upon viewing this webinar, viewers will have a better understanding of the:
  • Development of SIM training for the use of Transesophageal Ultrasound.
  • Evolution and role of TEU simulation training in Emergency Medicine, Critical Care and Anesthesia.
  • Use of SIM training for implementing a TEU program at the point of care.
Presenter: Dr. Sue Wright, MBBS, FRCA, FFICMC

Dr. Wright was born and educated in Zimbabwe. She graduated in medicine from the University of London and subsequently gained a fellowship at the Royal College of Anaesthetists in the UK (United Kingdom). She has worked as an anaesthetist in Southern Africa and in the UK and has achieved EACVI TEE accreditation.

She established and led the peri-operative echocardiography service at the Heart Hospital, London, before moving to her current post as a consultant cardiac anesthesiologist at St. Bartholomew’s Hospital in London.

With two colleagues she co-invented the HeartWorks echocardiography simulator in 2008 and has continued to develop this teaching tool since. Dr. Wright has directed theatre- and simulator-based TOE courses regularly, co-authored a TEE e-learning program and participated in TOE educational activities worldwide.
Presenter: Maria O’Rourke, MD, FACEP
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care Institute, Executive Medical Director

Dr. O’Rourke is an Emergency Medicine (EM) board-certified physician with over 20 years’ experience in academic and community settings. She graduated from Tufts School of Medicine and completed her EM residency and EM Ultrasound Fellowship at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in NYC. Dr. O’Rourke works clinically in California in a community-based setting and teaches the hospitalist POCUS.

Dr. O'Rourke was Co- Chair of the ACEP Community US Committee for the last 2 years and created the ACEP Community US Guidelines and is currently participating with a group of experts to update the new EM TEE 2023 guidelines.

Dr. O’Rourke has been teaching Limited TEE in the Emergency Medicine and Critical Care setting since 2016 and has started multiple EM based TEE programs around the country.
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