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Anesthesiology for Professionals

FATE Courses at HSS

Focus Assessed Transthoracic Echocardiography (FATE) Certification

The Department of Anesthesiology is pleased to offer basic focus assessed transthoracic echocardiography (FATE) certification courses for anesthesiologists enrolled in our Fellowship or affiliated residency programs.

FATE certification allows anesthesiologists to quickly obtain images from patients in acute or critical clinical settings to:

  • Evaluate for causes of hemodynamic instability
  • Diagnose and guide management for shock
  • Assess for signs of fluid and/or air around the lungs

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.