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FATE Courses at HSS

Focus Assessed Transthoracic Echocardiography (FATE) Certification

The Department of Anesthesiology offers an annual advanced focus assessed transthoracic echocardiography (FATE) certification course for clinicians who have completed the basic FATE course and received certification.

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.


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