Recommendations for resumption of echocardiographic services during COVID-19 – A CSE position paper

In response to the COVID pandemic, echocardiographic facilities across Canada have drastically reduced their activity in compliance with hospital and public health directives. This required deferral of large volumes of previously scheduled examinations. With the easing of restrictions, providers of echocardiographic services are now faced with the dual challenges of modifying service provision in a manner that ensures compliance with public health requirements, while engaging the accumulated backlog of deferred examinations. These deferred examinations themselves pose a patient safety risk in that the identification of significant pathology may be delayed, and must be engaged as new referrals continue to be received. This necessitates an expansion of activity relative to previous levels.

This document has been developed with the intention of providing recommendations to guide the resumption of activity within this environment, and rational engagement of deferred examinations. It is recognized that echocardiography is provided in a variety of settings, and that marked interprovincial and even regional differences exist which impact service delivery and will influence the manner in which these recommendations are implemented.

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CRITICAL CARE ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY EXAM (CCEeXAM) DETAILS

The National Board of Echocardiography, Inc. (NBE) is pleased to announce registration for the Examination of Special Competence in Critical Care Echocardiography (CCEeXAM) is open.

The exam will be held on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at domestic and international Prometric testing centers.

The deadline to register is Tuesday, December 1st @12:00 pm (Noon) Eastern Standard Time.For more information, please visit the NBE website at Echoboards.org!

Annual Echo Weekend 2020 – Going Virtual on Sat, 30 May 2020 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM EDT

CSE is excited to be able to bring you the Annual Echo Weekend virtually and we are confident that this accredited online alternative will meet your learning needs and we look forward to welcoming you online. We have an overwhelming response to our program and we have reached the 1000 seat limit.  We have a sold-out event. We will post the lecture videos to the CSE site in the future.

For those registered, you will be receiving reminder emails one day and one hour before the meeting. The meeting info and program details are located at:

www.csecho.ca/csemeeting/

We would like to encourage you to visit the meeting Virtual Exhibit Hall to learn more about what our sponsors have to offer …

www.csecho.ca/veh

CCS/CSE/CANCARE Webinar – A NEW DAWN: The Rise of POCUS during the Pandemic and Beyond

Date and time: May 20th, 8 pm EST. 

Objectives: Upon completion of this Webinar, learners will be able to:

  1. Summarize the value and indications for POCUS as the first-line imaging assessment of patients with suspected/confirmed COVID-19 infection. 
  2. Describe the application of POCUS during the pandemic in patients managed in a critical care and ward setting
  3. Understand new technologic approaches to incorporating POCUS into existing imaging workflow processes such as the echocardiography laboratory

Speakers: Amer Johri,Sharon Mulvagh, Philipe Rola,Irene Ma, Omid KiamaneshT

Annual Echo Weekend 2020 – Going Virtual

Given the current and rapidly evolving situation concerning the COVID-19 pandemic, the Canadian Society of Echocardiography (CSE) is holding a virtual echo education meeting on Saturday, 30 May 2020 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM EDT.

CSE is excited to be able to bring you the Annual Echo Weekend virtually and we are confident that this accredited online alternative will meet your learning needs and we look forward to welcoming you online. The safety of CSE delegates and Canadas health workforce is paramount and a high priority for CSE. Thank you all for your continued support of the Annual Echo Weekend.

We have decided to waive the registration fee this year and will be providing this online education event for free. We have room for only 1000 participants. Please click the following link to review the program details below.

www.csecho.ca/csemeeting/

We have an overwhelming response to our program and we have reached the 1000 seat limit. We have a sold-out event. We will post the lecture videos to the CSE site in the future. Thank you for all your support.