CRITERIA FOR GRADING –TRANSOESOPHAGEAL ECHO

Standard

  • Designated Head of TOE 
  • Head of TOE has BSE/ACTA/EAE TOE accreditation
  • Each operator performs > 50 studies each year
  • Designated person, usually a nurse, to manage airway and recover the patient 
  • Recovery area
  • Minimum standards for studies established
  • List of indications for TOE agreed internally
  • Patient information leaflet sent out
  • The following equipment:
    • Resuscitation equipment
    • Omniplane probe
  • Routine use of:
    • Oxygen
    • Pulse oximeter
    • BP monitor
  • Patient preparation including letter and pre-procedure check-list
  • Cleaning/sterilisation of probes meets BSE TOE recommendations
  • Room at least 25 m2 in area
  • Provision for continuing education
  • Provision for quality control
  • Sedation used according to published guidelines