At Castlefest 2014, Rob Arntfield blew our minds with his point of care Transesophageal Echocardiography (TEE) talk. He showed us why and how we could and should be doing point of care TEE. Then we all practiced on simulators. It was a phenomenal experience, and he’s agreed to come back in 2015 and do it all again. So if you haven’t signed up, do that NOW!
However, we think this is too important to just teach to Castlefestians, so we want to #foamed it out to all of you. The truth is, this isn’t the hardest thing in the world to do. It sounds scarier than it really is. If you can get your hands on a simulator to practice, you can totally learn this……probably more quickly than TTE. That’s the experience of most people who do this. The windows are really much easier.
We’ll be getting part 2 out to you very soon. In the meantime if you want to read more, then pick up Introduction to Bedside Ultrasound that has a chapter on this written by the man himself, Robert T. Arntfield. Or hangout with him as part of the Ultrasound Leadership Academy or come practice with him and us at Castlefest.