The Department of Anesthesiology is pleased to offer official basic focus assessed transthoracic echocardiography (FATE) certification courses for anesthesiologists around the country.
The initiative, led by assistant attending anesthesiologist Dr. Stephen C. Haskins, MD, started in 2013. Throughout the year, Dr. Haskins both leads and hosts several basic FATE certification courses at HSS and around the country.
FATE certification allows anesthesiologists to quickly obtain images from patients in acute or critical clinical settings to:
FATE certification is a multi-pronged learning experience: first, enrolled anesthesiologists complete an online course designed by the FATE protocol originator. Then, providers meet for a day of hands-on training where they learn to perform a focused cardiac ultrasound exam to supplement standard clinical evaluation and to help guide cardiopulmonary optimization.