RhPAP has partnered with Dr. Ray Wiss, Creator of the EDE Course to bring EDE to Rural Alberta Communities. Since 2001, the EDE – ED Echo course has been taught over 970 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 in Canadian Armed Forces combat units in Afghanistan.
Participants in the one-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 (pronounced “Eddie”) is the most highly rated introductory ultrasound course in North America. Since 2001, the EDE course has been taught to more than 15,000 physicians and allied health professionals. Its use has become the standard of care in large trauma centres, remote settings, and everything in between. It has even been used by Canadian Armed Forces combat units in Afghanistan.
What is Involved
The complete course is a four-day, hands-on ultrasound workshop, taught over two weekend “boot camps”. During the first weekend, participants are taught the EDE course and provided an opportunity to practice what they have learned. The second weekend involves two more days of practice to complete the 50 scans and the testing required to become an independent practitioner. After the four days, EDE Participants receive
Canadian Point of Care Ultrasound Society (CPoCUS) certification and 80 CFPC CERT+ credits or 37 Royal College Section 3 credits.
Before the first “boot camp”, participants will work through a series of online texts and videos that are strictly focused on what they need to know. This means that the entire course is dedicated to hands-on learning. More Than Just Physicians In addition to physicians, the EDE course can also accommodate physician assistants, registered nurses, nurse practitioners, midwives, and other allied health professionals.
Working with RhPAP
RhPAP is working with rural communities to provide the EDE course throughout Alberta. Communities are encouraged to partner regionally to allow a maximum number of health professionals to attend the course. RhPAP contributes one half of the funding and the health-care practitioner contributes the other half.