EDE 3 Course Information

Complete hands-on ultrasound education


EDE 3 Hawaii
EDE3 Turks and Caicos
EDE 3 Sun Peaks BC

Course Content

EDE 3 is a two day program usually held once per year that explores a variety of advanced point of care ultrasound applications. Topics can include:


  • RV cardiac assessment
  • Cardiac wall motion abnormalities
  • Cardiac Diastology
  • Cardiac Valvulopathy

Regional anesthesia:

  • popliteal sciatic
  • superficial cervical
  • paravertebral
  • TAP
  • posterior tibial
  • interscalene
  • erector spinae

Other applications:

  • Appendicitis
  • Bowel obstruction
  • Cricothyrotomy assistance
  • Endotracheal tube position confirmation
  • Shoulder joint and rotator cuff
  • Transesophageal Echo
  • Transcranial scan for mass effect and subdural hemorrhage
  • Testicular torsion
  • Thoracic aortic aneurysm

Course Objectives

Upon completion of the course participants will:

  • Learn about advanced ultrasound physics and controls
  • Perform scans on live models and practice obtaining quality images and demonstrate proper probe technique
  • Understand how to clinically integrate data obtained from various advanced applications
  • Understand the indications and limits of various advanced applications
  • Learn how to use pulse wave and continuous wave doppler in various applications
  • Learn how to do simple assessments of cardiac wall motion abnormalities, diastology and valvulopathy
  • Learn advanced techniques for assessing fluid volume/tolerance status
  • Learn about a variety of ultrasound guided regional anesthetic blocks
  • Learn about ultrasound guided airway adjuncts
  • Learn how to use ultrasound to help diagnose common gastrointestinal conditions including appendicitis, bowel obstruction, and diverticulitis
  • Learn how to use ultrasound in assessing the shoulder and rotator cuff
  • Learn how to use ultrasound in assessing for thoracic aortic aneurysm

Educational Format

Participants will receive an instructional manual of all the applications along with select videos to watch prior to the course. During the in-person program, brief presentations will review the key applications and then participants will practice the scans on live models with one-to-one supervision by bedside instructors. Between one and three participants will be assigned to a live model station and each take turns scanning. Immediate feedback is provided on technique, image generation, troubleshooting the difficult scan, and clinical integration. During the scanning sessions learners may choose to concentrate their time on the applications they find to be of most use in their own practices.

Tentative Schedule

EDE 3 Tentative Schedule
Day One
0900-0920Intro Talk
0920-0940Review of PSL, PSS, A4C 
0940-1000Advanced Doppler and control talk
1000-1020Diastology Talk
1030-1130Scan Live Models
1130-1150Valvulopathy Talk
1150-1250Scan Live Models
1330-1345Testicular Torsion Talk
1345-1445Transcranial Talk
1445-1510Shoulder Talk
1510-1600Scan Live Models
1600-1620Nerve Blocks Part One Talk
1620-1730Scan Live Models
Day Two
0900-0915Intro Talk
0915-0935Vexus for fluid assessment talk
0935-1020Scan Live Models
1000-1020GI applications talk
1030-1130Scan Live Models
1130-1150Thoracic Aorta Talk
1150-1240Scan Live Models
1330-1345Nerve Blocks Part Two Talk
1345-1445Scan Live Models
1445-1510Airway application talk
1510-1600TEE talk
1600-1645Scan Live Models
1645-1700Wrap up talk

Post Course

Participants will receive a feedback survey and follow up questionnaire to determine how they have incorporated these skills into their practice and what challenges they may have encountered that prevented the use of specific applications.