How to register
Details of how to register for the practical assessment can be found on the Association of Anaesthetists website.
All candidates will be required to bring a physical copy of their scan logbook.
The assessment will consist of three components:
- Completion of logbook - In this section the quality of the candidate’s logbook reports will be assessed. The logbook should not contain any confidential information. The presence of confidential information will lead to the rejection of the document.
- Simulator-based assessment - Candidates will be asked to perform a focused TOE exam with a simulator under direct observation by the examiner. The candidate will be given a clinical scenario and will be required to obtain the eight (8) views in 15 minutes. The candidate will have five (5) minutes to generate a report, and the examiner will ask questions on specific views.
- Clinical case-based discussion - This final stage involves a discussion around a clinical case. The examiner will choose and share fTOE examination images for the discussion. The candidate must demonstrate understanding of physiology, indication for focussed TOE and interpretation of echo finding related for the specific case discussed.
There will be a minimum of two opportunities to attend this practical assessment per year, starting from the end 2022.
Locations many vary and can be found on the Association of Anaesthetists website
The practical assessment prices apply to both Society and Association members.
- £200 Members
- £300 Non Members