CPoCUS Tracks

Resuscitation Transesophageal Echocardiography

This advanced track is for managing patients
in cardiac arrest or shock

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Read the RESUS TEE curriculum

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This advanced curriculum teaches clinicians POCUS skills for managing patients in cardiac arrest or shock. It includes protocols for image generation, image identification, and clinical integration. All examination questions are based on the curriculum.



5 modules with diagrams


Advanced skills for certification

4 modules

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The following RESUS TEE courses are offered by independent organizations

(listed alphabetically A-Z)

Certain courses are accredited and meet
CPoCUS quality and training criteria

Note: CPoCUS does not determine course fees or cancellation policies


These one-day courses are designed so that participants can spend as much time as possible practising the techniques demonstrated in the theoretical sections.



How to get certified
as an Independent Practitioner (IP)

IP candidate completes a CPoCUS-accredited RESUS IP certification course

IP candidate completes logged scan requirements supervised by a RESUS TEE Track Instructor

IP candidate passes three examinations with a RESUS TEE Track Instructor

RESUS Track Instructor submits an IP request for the IP candidate

IP candidate pays one-time certificate fee to finalize IP certification

IP candidate receives IP number and RESUS TEE IP certificate

Brief overview of certification examinations

You must be a CPoCUS member to attempt any examination

All examination questions are based on the curriculum

Written examination assesses knowledge base.

The Written exam is conducted on a computer (one examiner supervises many candidates).

Pass score of 85%.

The Written exam is an online, multiple choice, closed book examination with 20-80 questions. If the candidate fails the first attempt, they receive a report detailing incorrect answers. Candidates may re-write the examination the next day.

Visual examination assesses image interpretation and ability to integrate POCUS findings into clinical care.

The Visual exam is conducted on a computer (one examiner supervises one candidate).

Pass score of 85%.

The Visual exam uses an online interactive video presentation. The examiner asks the candidate to interpret images and videos, and incorporate findings into case scenarios.

Practical examination assesses image generation.

The Practical exam is conducted on a standardized patient (one examiner supervises one candidate).

Pass score of 100%.

The Practical exam is an in-person scanning examination. The examiner uses a detailed checklist of essential techniques to assess the candidate. 

The candidate should perform the techniques without hesitation and without prompting from the examiner. 


Keep up to date with MOC

Maintenance of Competency (MOC) helps refresh and expand your POCUS skills

Online quizzes available in French and English

Test your POCUS skills in these tracks:

Acute Care CORE
Family Medicine CORE

How to complete MOC modules online

Login, select a MOC module in Members sections

Read Curriculum

Take Quiz (score ≥ 85%)

Download Certificate of Completion

Earn CME credits with MOC

Earn up to 24 credits by reviewing the RESUS curriculum
and passing the RESUS MOC quizzes

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