Basic Transesophageal and Critical Care Ultrasound 2018
In 2018, the author published Basic Transesophageal and Critical Care Ultrasound 2018. This manual is written to
help prepare practicing anesthesiologists and trainees in cardiothoracic anesthesia and critical care for the National Board of Echocardiography (NBE) Examination of Special Competence in Advanced Perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiography (TEE).
In this Basic Transesophageal and Critical Care Ultrasound 2018 edition, several chapters were dedicated to the role of TEE in non-cardiac surgical applications and the intensive care unit (ICU). The field of TEE has matured significantly over the last decade. In addition, with the widespread availability of ultrasound, there is a growing interest in the applications of bedside ultrasound in the ICU, non-cardiac operating room, and emergency medicine. Furthermore, training guidelines in basic TEE 3 and in critical care ultrasound were published.
The goal of this Basic Transesophageal and Critical Care Ultrasound 2018 also remains simple: to prepare anesthesiologists, critical care physicians, fellows, and residents for the NBE Basic Perioperative TEE examination and ACCP critical care ultrasonography certification. This Basic Transesophageal and Critical Care Ultrasound 2018 pdf book, whose editors and the majority of its authors are from Canadian universities, also covers the Canadian recommendations for critical care ultrasound training and competency. It is the opinion of the editors that all critical care physicians and general anesthesiologists will eventually become trained in both basic TEE and critical care ultrasound.
The author hopes that students will enjoy reading the 1st Edition of the Basic Transesophageal and Critical Care Ultrasound textbook.