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Emergency Department Echo (EDE) Point-of-Care Ultrasound Course

The EDE Point-of-Care Ultrasound Course is the most highly rated introductory ultrasound course in North America and RhPAP will help bring it to you!

The EDE (Emergency Department Echo) Course

For over 20 years, the EDE (Emergency Department Echo) Course has been teaching Point-of-Care ultrasound to emergency physicians and other specialists. With the advent of extremely portable systems with great image quality, it is time for this modality to enter family medicine, especially in rural areas where access to diagnostic imaging can be challenging.

RhPAP has partnered with the EDE Course to sponsor courses in rural communities including Claresholm, Hinton, High River, Stettler, Cold Lake, Camrose, Sundre, and Wetaskiwin.

What is Involved

The complete course involves online modules, taken in advance of two weekend workshops or a four-day “boot camp” taught in your community. During the first two days, participants are taught the ultrasound techniques and then provided with an opportunity to practise what they have learned. The final two days of practice allow participants to complete the 50 ultrasound scans and be tested to become independent practitioners through the Canadian Point of Care Ultrasound Society (CPoCUS).

Before the in-person workshops, participants work through a series of online texts and videos that are strictly focused on what they need to know. This means that in-person course time is dedicated to hands-on learning.

Communities are encouraged to partner regionally to allow a maximum number of health professionals to attend the course. Registration discounts are available for non-physician participants.

Physicians, physician assistants, registered nurses, nurse practitioners, midwives, and other allied health professionals in rural Alberta communities can learn how to use EDE to rapidly obtain management-altering information, such as:

  1. Does my patient have ascites? Or an intrabdominal hemorrhage?
  2. Does my patient have a pleural effusion? Or a pneumothorax?
  3. Is my patient’s pregnancy intrauterine? Is it viable? How far along is the pregnancy?
  4. Does my patient have a AAA? If they do, has it grown over the past year?
  5. Does my patient have a pericardial effusion?

Do all this in seconds, in your office, or in your hospital. Save you and your patients time and expense.

Learn More

Email for more information on hosting an EDE course in your rural community.

Course Credits

Participants in the introductory two-day EDE Course receive 30 CFPC CERT+ credits or 12 Royal College Section 3 credits.

EDE Participants in the four-day (two weekend boot-camp), receive Canadian Point of Care Ultrasound Society (CPoCUS) certification and 80 CFPC CERT+ credits or 37 Royal College Section 3 credits.

EDE turns a low-risk patient into a no-risk patient. Dr. Ray Wiss, EDE founder

Interested in having an EDE Course in your community or region?

Contact RhPAP to find out more about hosting or participating in an EDE course.

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