[Echocardiography in anesthesia and intensive care--is it time for "Do it yourself"?].

Klinik für Anästhesie und Intensivtherapie, Universitätsklinikum Giessen und Marburg, Baldingerstrasse, Marburg.
ains · Anästhesiologie · Intensivmedizin (Impact Factor: 0.44). 07/2011; 46(7-8):538-9. DOI: 10.1055/s-0031-1284473
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    ABSTRACT: Transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) is a well established tool in cardiology and cardiosurgery. The rapid availability of TTE, combined with high quality and quantity of diagnostic messages, provides the user an interesting option in the area of anesthesia and intensive care medicine. The presenting case reports describe the importance and possibilities of transthoracic echocardiography for anaesthetists in the non-cardiosurgical area.
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    ABSTRACT: There has been a recent explosion of education and training in echocardiography in the specialties of anesthesiology and critical care. These devices, by their impact on clinical management, are changing the way surgery is performed and critical care is delivered. A number of international bodies have made recommendations for training and developed examinations and accreditations.The challenge to medical educators in this area is to deliver the training needed to achieve competence into already overstretched curricula.The authors found an apparent increase in the use of simulators, with proven efficacy in improving technical skills and knowledge. There is still an absence of evidence on how it should be included in training programs and in the accreditation of certain levels.There is a conviction that this form of simulation can enhance and accelerate the understanding and practice of echocardiography by the anesthesiologist and intensivists, particularly at the beginning of the learning curve.
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