Point of Care Ultrasound One-Day Training (POCUS)

EDE 1 - POCUS training is a one-day ultrasound course aims to improve the bedside ultrasound skills of IM physicians and primary care providers through a modular, problem-based approach. The course covers a wide variety of clinical scenarios for which bedside ultrasound can assist in diagnoses, therapeutics, management, procedures, and ultimately, improved patient outcomes.

The course includes pericardial effusion, global cardiac activity, abdominal aortic aneurysm, FAST (abdominal free fluid), pneumothorax, pleural effusion and intrauterine pregnancy.

since 2001, the EDE - ED Echo course has been taught in Canada over 1000 times to over 15,000 Canadian and international physicians and allied health professionals. Its use has become the standard of care in large trauma centers, remote settings and everything in between. It has even been used by Canadian Armed Forces combat units in Afghanistan.

EDE is the most highly rated introductory ultrasound course in North America. Participants receive 30 CFPC CERT+ credits or 12 Royal College Section 3 credits.

The course is unique in that it has continually evolved as the instructor team gained insight into the way beginners learn this skill. Numerous techniques were developed to help the learner acquire a basic understanding of ultrasound image generation and interpretation, making the EDE Course the most effective teaching vehicle for this modality.

 
 

Objectives:

• Identify and Treat the cause of urgent and emergent conditions that is commonly seen in acute care medicine.

• Identifying Abnormalities including: abdominal aortic aneurysm, pleural effusion, pneumothorax, abdominal fluid detection, pericardial effusion and poor LV function.

• Understand the basic principle of ultrasound applied to acute care medicine

• To acquire high-quality images

• Perform a basic transthoracic echo (TTE) examination, basic lung ultrasound, basic abdominal ultrasound, including FAST, IVC ultrasound for assessment of volume status and fluid responsiveness, abdominal aortic ultrasound

 
 

Course Outlines:

• Introduction

• Physics, Screen Orientation, Knobology & Image Optimization

• Pericardial Effusion

• Global cardiac activity

• Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

• FAST (abdominal free fluid), pneumothorax, pleural effusion

• Intrauterine pregnancy

 
 

How the online course works?

The EDE Course has always been dedicated to providing the optimal learning experience for all its participants… whether they wanted it or not. Participants were rigorously pre-tested on the didactic material prior to coming to the course. The online version will follow in this proud tradition. After registration, participants are given access to the introduction text and video. Successfully completing a test on this material unlocks the next module. This process is repeated until all the material has been covered in text and video form. This is followed by an 8 hour day of almost pure scanning time. By doing all of the didactic training ahead of time, the course day can be shortened, while giving still more probe time.

 
 

Certifications:

The Credentialing process occurs after the modules have been completed prior to the course and the required number of supervised scans have occurred during the course and onsite with certified POCUS instructors in Kuwait. Candidates will be required to sit and pass the 3 assessments; visual, practical and written examinations. Upon completion of the exams the candidate will be certified after registration in the society as an independent provider.

 
 

Cancellation Policy:

1- Cancellation of confirmed registration shall require written notification (letter or email) at least one day before the program.

2- Rescheduling for any valid reason shall be considered if requested at least Two weeks before the program.

3- Any cancellation and/or "No show" on the day of the course shall indicate "No Refund and No Rescheduling".

4- If the participant notified LSA officially of cancellation 1 to 7 Days before the program date, 50% of the total fee shall be refunded.

5- Notification of cancellation within more than 8 days before the program date, 75% of the total fee will be refunded.

6- The cancellation of clinical programs which require pre-course materials, if the participants received those materials, then the participants shall bear the cost of those specific materials as per the cost determined by the program.