EDTU: Emergency Department Targeted Ultrasound Roadshow
The CAEP Emergency Department Targeted Ultrasound (EDTU) Roadshow is designed to provide the participant with a strong foundation in emergency ultrasound. To achieve this goal, this course uses short focused didactic sessions maximizing time spent during the practical hands-on portion of the course.
The course content is provided via an online link which includes all the primary applications of EDTU and is required pre-course reading. After reading the course content, each participant will arrive at the course with significant knowledge of emergency ultrasound. This will allow the instructors to spend less time lecturing and more time instructing during the practical sessions.
The course philosophy is to emphasize hands-on practical instruction to maximize the participants’ learning experience during the course. This is achieved with CAEP instructors available for one-to-one bedside teaching on live models. The models used during the practical sessions will be a combination of normal and true positive patient subjects.
At the end of this program, the learner should be able to:
• Understand the basics of ultrasound physics, image generation and interpretation, and image artifact.
• Understand the different types of probes used to generate images and the “knobology” of the ultrasound machine.
• Generate limited focused images for all the primary applications of EDTU including FAST, echocardiography, abdominal aorta, pelvic ultrasound in pregnancy, and procedural ultrasound.
• Understand the difference between EDTU and a formal ultrasound performed in the radiology department.
• Understand how EDTU is to be used in the clinical assessment of patients and clinical algorithms for patient care.
• Identify all the important anatomic structures on an ultrasound image that are necessary to interpret the primary examinations
• Understand the importance of establishing and maintaining a quality assurance program at your local ED.
• Learn the psychomotor skills necessary to generate accurate ultrasound images
• Understand the indications for and limitations of EDTU.
|CFPC (with pre/post activity)||MAINPRO C||9|
|RCPSC||Section 1||up to 18|
Frank Ackermann, MD, CCFP, CCFP(EM)
Paul Atkinson, MD, FCEM
Steven Blyth, MD, CCFP(EM)
Guy J. Hebert, MD, FRCPC
Ryan J. Henneberry, MD, CCFP(EM)
Urbain Ip, MD, ABEM
Paul G. Pageau, MD, CCFP(EM)
Mark Mensour, MD, CCFP(EM)
Pierre Mikhail, MD, CCFP(EM)
Louise C.F. Rang, MD, FRCPC
Shena Riff, MD, CCFP(EM)
Michael Woo, MD, CCFP(EM)
“This was an excellent course that made a daunting amount of material relatively simple.”
“Overall excellent and informal with balanced presentation and hands on.”
“Thanks for a very worthwhile day-good blend of hands on and theoretical.”
EDTU Training Hubs
The EDTU program will now be located in central locations across Canada. The cities listed below have been identified as central locations which will work well as central training centres. These locations will host the EDTU program approximately the same time each year. This model will assist physicians in identifying a location and time frame for EDTU training.
Surrey, BC - May, 2013
Vancouver, BC - May/June 2013
Winnipeg, MB - April 2013
Edmonton, AB - April 2013
Ottawa, ON - June 2013
Halifax, NS - July 2013
Montreal, QC - December 2013
Dates and locations vary depending on availability.
Contact Janice MacIsaac, CME Manager at 613.523.3343 ext. 20 to discuss bringing the Emergency Department Targeted Ultrasound Roadshow to your hospital.
Any use and/or application, in any location, in any manner, of any of the content or materials of the EDTU Roadshow by any participant of the said EDTU Roadshow or any other individual shall be at the sole and complete discretion of the said participant or individual. For greater certainty CAEP and the speakers/presenters shall have no liability whatsoever for any use and/or application, in any location, in any manner, of any of the content or materials of the EDTU Roadshow by any EDTU Roadshow participant or any other individual.