Frequently Asked Questions

Can I just take the second and third day of the EDE Bootcamp if I have already done some scans?

No. Exams begin on day one of the course and we want you to obtain as many supervised scans as possible to develop your skills. Those that already have experience will be challenged to improve their skills further by bedside instructors to become faster, more efficient, and problem solve tougher cases.

What if I have not taken an EDE, EDTU or equivalent course?

You do not need any prior course to take EDE Bootcamp. No ultrasound experience is required. We will provide simple, step-by-step instructions on using portable ultrasound systems to complete rapid, focused scans. You will complete the didactic component of training on your own time by accessing the EDE Online program.

What is the CME for doing Bootcamp EDE?

If you have never done an introductory course like EDE before, you will be eligible for 10 Mainpro C credits or Royal College Section 3 credits upon completion of Bootcamp.
The IP Core Path certification itself is worth another 25 Mainpro C. A similar amount of Section 3 credits is available for RCPSC members.

Are there any other dates scheduled for Bootcamp EDE?

You can find all Course information in the Courses section of the site.

Will I get my IP certification for sure?

Unfortunately there is no guarantee. It is possible to not get all your determinant scans completed due to challenging models or speed of scanning. It is possible to fail the exams as they are designed to the highest standards. We want you to practice safely in the real world. If you fail to complete all the scans or exams, an additional training session may be arranged at a later time for an additional fee.

What’s the deal with CEUS?

The Canadian Emergency Ultrasound Society (CEUS) was created to define standards for physicians wanting to practice point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) in the emergency department. Many hospitals across Canada demand physicians have a CEUS Independent Practitioner certificate before being privileged to perform POCUS. Medicolegal organizations recognize such certificates as having a bearing on questions of qualification to perform such skills. Many provincial billing departments demand that physicians seeking to bill for their POCUS scans have some similar level of training.

For more information go to the CEUS website.

What is covered in EDE 3?

More advanced topics that can change a little each year as we learn more! Right now expect modules on appendicitis, bowel obstruction, testicular scan, rapid shoulder assessment, advanced regional blocks, advanced volume assessment, valvulopathy, diastology, RV assessment, wall motion defects in ACS, airway (ETT confirmation, cricothyrotomy), transcranial for bleed or mass effect.

Pre-requisites for EDE 3

Attendees should have a very strong foundation in basic POCUS. Ideally have taken courses like EDE2 or equivalent. Be comfortable imaging the heart in at least three views (SubX, PSL, A4C). Solid understanding of basic knobology and ultrasound physics.

What CME credits are available for EDE 3?

Up to 28 hours of CCFP Mainpro+ Credits or 16 Royal College Section 3 credits are available if participants complete the course.

Is there a resident discount for EDE Bootcamp?

There are no resident discounts currently available for EDE Bootcamp.
A special arrangement has been made with the McMaster EM and Brantford FM resident programs only.

What is the cancellation policy?

There is a full refund minus an administrative charge of $300 for cancellations up to 6 weeks before a course. Cancellations 4-6 weeks before a course have a $600 deduction.
There is no refund for cancellations at 4 weeks or less before the course begins.

What if I have taken a course like EDE already?

You will spend the entire Bootcamp getting your certification scans and exams completed. You are welcome to access the EDE Online program to review the didactic material if you wish but it is not mandatory.