oa Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia and Analgesia - The Cardiothoracic Anaesthesia Society of South Africa (CASSA) consensus paper for accreditation of anaesthetists in South Africa in perioperative echocardiography : consensus paper



There is a need to develop an accreditation process for South African physicians who practise perioperative echocardiography. International level accreditation will bring legitimacy to the process of training practitioners in perioperative echocardiography and ensure standards of practice. Accreditation will be developed as a two-year process during which candidates with a College Fellowship or MMed degree may register with a supervisor and submit a portfolio of 120 comprehensive echo reports and five complete digital studies for assessment. If these are judged to be of an adequate standard, the candidate will be eligible to sit an exam consisting of a multiple-choice question theory and echo video paper and an oral exam.


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