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TOE Self-directed Simulator Course - Royal Perth Hospital

For Royal Perth Hospital Only.

Designed for

Anaesthetists, intensive care, emergency department physicians, and surgeons who wish to learn how to use Point-Of-Care (POC) transoesophageal echocardiography.


The TOE Self-directed Simulator Course offers a comprehensive knowledge base by learning practical transoesophageal echocardiography (TOE) skills to complement clinical evaluation. The course has been designed to use the CAE Vimedix Ultrasound Simulators to reinforce clinical simulator case studies. The participant will learn practical skills in focused TOE, also known as focused cardiac ultrasound (FCU) and additional learning that outlines normal and pathology cases relevant to anaesthesia, critical care, emergency medicine, surgery and internal medicine. Master the practical and interpretive skills before practising on patients!


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Phone Number: 13 MELB (13 6352)
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  • Acquire the TOE views
  • Understand haemodynamic state assessment
  • Perform limited valve assessment using 2D and colour flow Doppler
  • Putting it all together – doing focused TOE examination
  • Writing a focused TOE report
  • Practical experience in performing and reporting focused TOE on an ultrasound simulator with a wide range of commonly encountered cardiac pathologies

The TOE Self-directed Simulator course is delivered in three components:

  • Pre-reading eLearning tutorials and 20 online case studies. This provides the knowledge base to perform and interpret basic TOE. (Approximately 40-50 hours)
  • Self-directed Simulator training performed at your institution at your convenience. No need to attend a workshop. Using a personal device as a personal trainer guides the participant using the simulator to learn how to perform the basic TOE examination. Followed by ten simulated TOE pathology cases. In their own time, the participant will work through a case study, acquire images, interpret pathology, write a report, and complete assessments relevant to the case. At the end of this stage, there is an online MCQ exam. (Approximately 10 hours)
  • A personalised online logbook is provided to record clinical activity performed on patients (not a requirement of the course)

Completion of the course requires a 70% pass mark on all pre-reading cases, simulator cases, and exams.