EDE 3 Course Information

Complete hands-on ultrasound education

Hotel Riu Palace Guanacaste Costa Rica


EDE 3 Hawaii
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Course Content

Summary of content:

EDE 3 is a two full-day (or three partial-day) program usually held once per year that explores a variety of advanced point of care ultrasound applications. 

Course Objectives

Upon completion of the course participants will:

  • Explain advanced ultrasound physics and controls
  • Perform scans to obtain quality images and demonstrate proper probe technique
  • Clinically integrate data obtained from various advanced applications
  • Explain the indications and limits of various advanced applications
  • Use pulse wave and continuous wave doppler in various applications
  • Complete simple assessments of cardiac wall motion abnormalities, diastology and valvulopathy
  • Apply advanced techniques for assessing fluid volume/tolerance status
  • Apply a variety of ultrasound guided regional anesthetic blocks
  • Discuss ultrasound guided airway adjuncts
  • Use ultrasound to help diagnose common gastrointestinal conditions including appendicitis, bowel obstruction, and diverticulitis
  • Apply ultrasound to assess the shoulder and rotator cuff
  • Use ultrasound to assess for thoracic aortic aneurysm

Participants start with a review of basic cardiac imaging and then get to explore the more advanced views. Several of the most popular nerve blocks will also be reviewed. For the rest of the scanning sessions, students get to choose what applications from the EDE 3 manual they wish to try at the ultrasound stations.

Specific applications available to participants:


  • 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
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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 Two-Day Version

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

For resort courses a three day program may be available with morning and late afternoon sessions that leave the rest of the day free to enjoy the locale with family.

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.