IAC Perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiography Standards

IAC Standards & Guidelines for Perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiography Now Available

Accreditation Application Coming Soon in 2023!

FEBRUARY 2023 | IAC is pleased to announce the release of the IAC Standards & Guidelines for Perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiography ahead of the availability of the new program coming later in 2023. In collaboration with the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists (SCA), American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) and IAC Echocardiography sponsoring organizations, quality and safety Standards have been developed for Perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiography (TEE).

This program designed to accredit services that perform adult perioperative transesophageal echocardiography and will be available as a standalone accreditation within the existing IAC Echocardiography program later in 2023.

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Interested in Applying? If your facility is interested in applying for Perioperative TEE when the application is available, complete an interest form.

IAC Echocardiography is widely respected in the field of echocardiography as illustrated by the support of several national medical societies who each serve as a sponsoring organization.

“Transesophageal echocardiography is critically important for perioperative diagnostic and hemodynamic assessment in patients undergoing cardiac surgery or transcatheter heart interventions. Establishing the process for accreditation for perioperative echocardiography services is a great step forward in ensuring high-quality patient care and is the result of work of many cardiologists and cardiac anesthesiologists who are champions of quality and standardization in echocardiography. It is exciting to see it come to fruition.”

G. Burkhard Mackensen, MD, PhD, FASE
Member of IAC Echocardiography Board of Directors, Representing SCA

“The process of accreditation for perioperative transesophageal echocardiography at the service level will enable facilities to engage in assessment of daily operations, identify and correct potential problems, revise protocols, and reduce variability in imaging and reporting. It is an educational tool, as well as a mechanism to recognize provision of excellent perioperative evaluations. We are looking forward to the work ahead of us.”

Alina Nicoara, MD, FASE
Member of IAC Echocardiography Board of Directors, Representing ASE

Questions regarding perioperative transesophageal echocardiography accreditation may be directed to the IAC Echocardiography Team at echo@intersocietal.org.