CPoCUS Tracks

Resuscitation (RESUS)

This advanced track is for managing patients
in shock or respiratory failure

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Read the RESUS curriculum

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This advanced curriculum teaches clinicians POCUS skills for managing undifferentiated shock, dyspnea and chest pain. It includes protocols for image generation, image identification, and clinical integration.

SECTION 1

POCUS
Basics

5 modules with diagrams

 

SECTION 2

Advanced skills for certification

5 modules

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The following RESUS courses are offered by independent organizations

(listed alphabetically)

Bootcamp EDE

Three-day hands-on workshops and exams designed to provide certification in point of care ultrasound.

TBD

EDE2

Two-day course that takes the seasoned practitioner to the next level. Un cours avancé qui permet aux cliniciens chevronnés d'approfondir leurs compétences.

TBD

ECHO Guided Life Support

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

TBD

ePoCUS Essentials

Advanced IP certification courses providing POCUS instruction on RESUS indications.

Oct 22-24, 2022

Prairie Pocus

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

Sept 22-25, 2022
May 4-7, 2023
Sept 7-10, 2023
Nov 2-5, 2023
Dec 16, 2023

SRT

Three-day workshop designed for prehospital, aeromedical transport, tactical, remote/austere, and adventure/expedition medicine providers.

TBD

SONO Manitoba

Three-day hands-on workshops and exams designed to provide certification in point of care ultrasound.

Oct 13, 2022 (EGLS)
Nov 16-18, 2022

CERTIFY

How to get certified

IP candidate completes a CPoCUS-accredited introductory course relevant to the RESUS track

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

IP candidate passes three examinations with a RESUS 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 IP certificate

Brief overview of certification examinations

Written examination to assess knowledge base.

The Written Exam is conducted on a computer with a pass score of 85% (one examiner, many candidates).

You must join CPoCUS prior to writing the Written exam.

The Written Exam is an online, multiple choice, closed book examination with 20-80 questions. If you fail the first attempt, you will receive a report detailing which questions you answered incorrectly. You may re-write the exam the next day.

Visual examination to assess image interpretation skills and the ability to integrate POCUS findings into clinical care.

The Visual Exam is conducted on a computer with a pass score of 85% (one examiner, one candidate).

These exams take place with a CPoCUS instructor using an interactive video presentation. Candidates are shown images and video clips and are asked to interpret images and incorporate findings into case scenarios.

Practical examination to assess image generation skills.

The Practical Exam is conducted on a standardized patient with a pass score of 100% (one examiner, one candidate).

The examiner uses a detailed checklist of the essential skills required of all IP candidates. 

An IP candidate’s training should be sufficient to allow them to pass the Practical exam without any hesitation in performing skills and without any prompting from the examiner. 

Maintain

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
Resuscitation
Diagnostic

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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