EDTUx Resuscitation


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EDTU X  is a series of advanced courses for those who have completed and consolidated their basic skills. Various modules will be combined into one-day courses and offered at training hubs across Canada. Each day can accommodate twenty-four learners. The course is relevant for emergency physicians, critical care physicians, internists and family physicians.

Currently available is “EDTU X-Resuscitation” which encompasses advanced cardiac skills, inferior vena cava assessment, lung evaluation and US guided-central venous catheterization. Future modules will include among others gallbladder, kidney, procedural modules (i.e. nerve blocks, paracentesis, fracture reduction, etc.) and pediatric topics.

Like EDTU, EDTU X maximizes hands-on instruction time by using a high instructor to participant ratio, and by requiring that instructional lectures be watched by participants prior to the start of the course. EDTU X also focuses on the clinical integration of PoCUS skills by using cases on course day to review pathology and clinical management.

Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

At the end of this program, the learner can expect to:

  • Generate advanced cardiac views (parasternal long axis, parasternal short axis, apical 4 chamber, subxiphoid and inferior vena cava views) and lung views.
  • Identify cardiac pathology, such as: cardiac tamponade, decreased ejection fraction, acute and chronic right ventricular strain.
  • Identify an abnormal inferior vena cava, either flat versus plethoric.
  • Identify lung pathology, such as: pneumothorax, pleural effusion, A and B lines and pneumonia.
  • Integrate both cardiac and lung scanning into the care of patients presenting with shortness of breath, chest pain and shock.
  • Discuss the potential pitfalls and errors in performing and interpreting these scans.
  • Accurately track a needle for central venous catheterization using both an in- and out-of-plane approach after a period of deliberate practice.


CFPC (with pre/post activity) MAINPRO+ Up to 27 credits
RCPSC Section 3 Sap Up to 1.5 hours


Dr. Justin Ahn is an attending emergency physician at the Royal Columbian and Eagle Ridge Hospitals and Clinical Instructor with UBC. He is his department’s director of point of care ultrasound and site director for the UBC emergency ultrasound fellowship. He completed his emergency medicine residency at Western University and point of care ultrasound fellowship at Denver Health Medical Centre. Academic interests include knowledge translation and medical education and he has organized and taught at numerous utrasound courses in Canada and the USA.

Dr. Daniel Kim is a Clinical Assistant Professor and the Point of Care Ultrasound Fellowship Director for the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of British Columbia. He is also a Staff Emergency Physician at Vancouver General Hospital. He completed his emergency medicine residency training at the University of Toronto and an emergency ultrasound fellowship at Denver Health Medical Center. His interests include point of care ultrasound, medical education, and strategies to make emergency medicine easier.

Dr. Donna Lee MD is an emergency physician at Vancouver General Hospital and a clinical assistant professor at UBC medical school. She is also the director of the emergency ultrasound program at VGH Emergency Department. She completed her emergency residency at Queen’s University and completed advanced ultrasound training both at the University of Ottawa and at Queen’s University.

Dr. Conor McKaigney is a clinical assistant professor at the University of Calgary and attending emergency physician with the Calgary Zone Department of Emergency Medicine. He completed a 1-year ultrasound fellowship at Denver Health Medical Center in Denver, Colorado in 2012. He has taught ultrasound at multiple ultrasound courses in North America, including both CAEP and ACEP. His area of research interest is in the competency based evaluation of emergency ultrasound.

Dr. Mark Mensour is an Associate Professor with the Northern Ontario School of Medicine.  His research interests include Procedural Sedation and Analgesia as well as Acute Myocardial Infarction management.  Nationally he is a course developer and speaker with CAEP’s EDTU team.  Provincially he is an ACLS advisor representing for the Heart and Stroke foundation of Ontario.  Most recently his interest in adult education has led him to the co-development of Evidence Based Resuscitation, a course for Emergency Health Care Practitioners. Dr. Mensour is also the Director of CPD for CAEP.

Dr. Paul Pageau began his medical training at the “free-range” McMaster medical school of the 1990’s and completed his emergency medicine training at the University of Western Ontario in 2002.  He then spent his early years at a busy community teaching hospital in the GTA, incorporating US into emergency clinical practice since 2003.  He obtained his CEUS independent practitioner status in 2008.  In addition to discovering the slopes and trails near his new hometown of Ottawa he plans to develop the advanced uses of EMUS at the University of Ottawa and beyond through education and research. Dr. Pageau is also the current President of CAEP.

Dr. Louise Rang is an attending emergency physician at Kingston General Hospital in Kingston, ON and an assistant professor at Queen’s University. She completed a one year emergency ultrasound fellowship at Advocate Christ Medical Centre in Chicago in 2004. Louise has been involved with the EDTU course since its inception, and she has taught courses across the country. Additionally, Louise sits on the CEUS board and is involved with the CAEP emergency ultrasound interest group.

Dr. Hugo Viladevall is an Emergency Doctor and Intensivist at Saint Mary’s Hospital Centre in Montreal. He studied Medicine and did his residency training at McGill University.


Physician Member Physician Non-Member Resident Member Resident Non Member
Registration Fee $1700 $2000 $1500 $2000
Late Registration Fee
(Launched 6 weeks prior to course date.)
$1800 $2100 $1600 $2100


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