Basic Point of Care Ultrasound Course (EDE-1)

Basic Point of Care Ultrasound Course (EDE-1)

At Life Sciences Academy


Time:  Group 1 (10 – 12 participants) 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

            Group 2 (10 – 12 participants) 2:30 pm – 8:30 pm


Learning Objectives

  • Understand the basic principles of ultrasound as they are applied to acute care medicine.
  • Identify the causes of urgent and emergent conditions that are commonly seen in acute care medicine.
  • Identify abnormalities including: abdominal aortic aneurysm, pleural effusion, pneumothorax, abdominal free fluid, pericardial effusion, and absent cardiac activity.
  • Generate high-quality images


Course Description:

EDE 1 – POCUS training is a one-day ultrasound course that aims to improve the bedside ultrasound skills of medical physicians and primary care providers through a modular, problem-based approach. The course covers a wide variety of clinical scenarios where bedside ultrasound can assist in diagnosis, therapeutics, management, procedures, and ultimately provide better outcomes. The course covers pericardial effusion, global cardiac activity, abdominal aortic aneurysm, abdominal free fluid, pneumothorax, and pleural effusion. Since 2001, the EDE – ED Echo course has been taught in Canada and worldwide 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.  EDE is the most highly rated introductory ultrasound course in North America. Participants receive 30 College of Family Practitioners of Canada CERT+ credits or 12 Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada 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.


The credentialing process occurs after the modules have been completed and the required number of supervised scans have occurred onsite with certified POCUS instructors in Kuwait. Candidates will also be required to pass three exams: visual, practical, and written. Upon successful completion of the exams, the candidate will be certified by the Canadian Point of Care Ultrasound Society as an Independent Practitioner.


This course has limited seats available. Registration will be limited to PICU doctors on a first come first serve basis.


* This is a CME-accredited workshop. Upon completion of the course requirements and exams, you will be certified by the Canadian Point of Care Ultrasound Society as an Independent Practitioner.



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