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World Congress Ultrasound in Medical Education, October 12-15, 2017, Montréal

March 15, 2017 0 Comments
World Congress Ultrasound in Medical Education, October 12-15, 2017, Montréal

Have you ever been to this conference? I went to the first one in South Carolina a few years ago. Really useful for educators looking to bring POCUS into the undergraduate curriculum. This is the first one taking place in Canada. The conference website is wcume2017.org. SUSME (Society of Ultrasound in Medical Education) is the […]

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EDE 2 at EMU and new course format

January 4, 2017 0 Comments
EDE 2 at EMU and new course format

  Just a quick announcement to let everyone know that we have posted the courses on the EDE 2 website that will take place prior to the EMU conference. The course taking place on Monday, May 1 is open to everyone. As for the course on Tuesday, May 2, those spots are reserved for conference […]

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2016 updated version of Essentials of Point-of-Care Ultrasound e-book on iBooks NOW LIVE!

May 9, 2016 3 Comments
2016 updated version of Essentials of Point-of-Care Ultrasound e-book on iBooks NOW LIVE!

The 2016 updated version of the Essentials of Point-of-Care Ultrasound e-book on iBooks has now gone live. It includes updates to all chapters. The most significant updates are to the Renal, IVC, and Thoracic chapters. The Renal chapter provides a more incisive way to determine the grade of hydronephrosis. The IVC chapter contains the latest […]

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EDE 2 adds Paul O’s edus2 simulator

May 9, 2016 0 Comments
EDE 2 adds Paul O’s edus2 simulator

The focus of EDE 2 (like EDE 1) has always been on image generation and interpretation. We have always mentioned the indications for doing the scan and present at least one clinical scenario for each type of scan, but the cognitive aspect of helping participants remember to do the scan has been relatively neglected. Although […]

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EDE 3 Course at Sun Peaks

November 20, 2015 0 Comments
EDE 3 Course at Sun Peaks

Sun Peaks EDE 3 was sold out but we have been able to get some more instructors and more machines so we have opened a few new places at the course Feb 4-5th 2015. Feb 4-5   2016 The biggest single course of its kind is getting ready to go!  15 Instructors, 15 machines, 40 […]

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Advanced application certification update

August 5, 2015 0 Comments
Advanced application certification update

So you have been using the core POCUS applications for a while.  You have your CEUS IP certification and you supervise scans for students and colleagues when you have the chance. But you aren’t content with your core skill mastery.  You attended an advanced application course like EDE 2 and are using many of these new scans […]

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Ultrasound for skull fractures

June 13, 2015 0 Comments
Ultrasound for skull fractures

Go to Ken Milne’s The Skeptic’s Guide to Emergency Medicine to see his podcast on using ultrasound to diagnose skull fractures featuring yours truly as a guest. Ken leads the charge for using social media to educate the medical masses.  Not only does he run the SGEM podcast but is a member of the Best […]

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EDE Bootcamp

May 5, 2015 0 Comments
EDE Bootcamp

  Once again we are offering a complete certification program for physicians in core point of care ultrasound. July 4-6 2015 at the Best Western Plus in Brantford Ontario we will have over 100 models to scan and over 20 instructors to supervise.  All three sets of examinations are conducted and upon successful completion, attendees […]

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National certification standards for advanced applications

April 6, 2015 0 Comments
National certification standards for advanced applications

The Canadian Emergency Ultrasound Society (CEUS) has long provided national certification standards for basic point of care ultrasound applications in the emergency department.  There has been a lot of controversy and debate about these guidelines.   There is little doubt they help protect patient safety and set a high standard of care that allowed the expansion […]

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EDE 3: Scanning, skiing and success!

February 5, 2015 1 Comment
EDE 3: Scanning, skiing and success!

The third annual EDE 3 course was a huge success.  Forty adventurous individuals travelled to Sun Peaks, British Colombia Feb 2-3 to attend the largest EDE course ever. Located at the beautiful Sun Peaks Grand Hotel we had 16 ultrasound machines, 15 instructors, over 30 ultrasound models, and plenty of fresh powder. Amazing presentations were given […]

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