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Echocardiography is a well-established skill set within the anesthesia profession with expanding use in the perioperative setting through Basic Focus Assessed Transthoracic Echocardiography (FATE) training. All ASRA course faculty are experts in their field, with several also having either testamur status or certification via the National Board of Echocardiography.
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eLearning Curriculum Authors
Thomas Fichtner Bendtsen, MD, PhD, USabcd, Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus, Risskov, Denmark
Lars Knudsen, MD, PhD, USabcd, Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus, Risskov, Denmark
Anahi Perlas, MD, FRCPC, Toronto Western Hospital, Toronto, Canada
Erik Sloth, MD, PhD, USabcd, Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus, Risskov, Denmark
Jan Boublik, MD, PhD, is an assistant professor of anesthesiology at Stanford University in California. He graduated from medical school and received a PhD in bioengineering from Medizinische Hochschule in Hannover, Germany. He was a visiting scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Division of Health Sciences and Technology, and completed his residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA. His research interests include PoCUS, functional outcomes after surgery, innovative technologies, and techniques in anesthesia. He currently serves on the ASRA Membership Committee and chairs ASRA's Perioperative Point-of-Care Ultrasound Special Interest Group. [top of page]
Stephen Haskins, MD, is a regional anesthesiologist trained at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, NY. During his fellowship, Dr. Haskins developed an interest in PoCUS, specifically focused cardiac, lung, abdominal, and gastric ultrasound. Dr. Haskins is the co-founder and co-chair of the ASRA Perioperative PoCUS Special Interest Group. He is also lead author for Point-of-Care Ultrasound (PoCUS) for the Regional Anesthesiologist and Pain Specialist Review Series in the Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine journal. [top of page]
Erik Sloth, MD, PhD, is a professor of point-of-care ultrasound. He has authored 150 papers, mainly on hemodynamics and focused TTE. Dr. Sloth developed the FATE-protocol (Focus Assessed Transthoracic Echo) almost 30 years ago, recognizing him as the founder of point-of-care cardiac-pulmonary ultrasound. He has developed a unique learning concept, based on pre-course eLearning and systematic and comprehensive hands-on training. His innovative idea, that all critical care physicians should learn FATE, is becoming reality. [top of page]