Upcoming point of care ultrasound certification workshop in Nanaimo

Dr. Chuck Wurster, president, CPoCUS

Rural practitioners who are interested in learning point-of-care ultrasound (PoCUS) and are able to travel for individual CME/CPD may want to consider a CPoCUS Certification Workshop being offered in Nanaimo this December.

Dr. Chuck Wurster, president of the Canadian Point of Care Ultrasound Society (CPoCUS – formerly the Canadian Emergency Ultrasound Society), notes that Nanaimo has some of the most experienced PoCUS educators in Canada. “We have taught hundreds of physicians across Canada over the past decade and continue to be on the leading edge for excellence in PoCUS education, both in BC and elsewhere.”

In addition to leading CPoCUS, Wurster is also a member of Island PoCUS, a group with a number of dedicated educators from across the province. “We want to help spread the safe and efficient use of PoCUS [in medical practice] to as many people as possible,” says Wurster. He believes ultrasound can play a key role in helping rural physicians manage their patients, especially in acute care situations.

Island PoCUS will be offering a three day CPoCUS Certification Workshop from Dec 2-4, 2017 in Nanaimo, BC. This intensive workshop will allow participants to obtain all of the required observed scans PLUS complete the three part examination series towards CORE Independent Practitioner (IP) certification with CPoCUS. This includes the addition of basic lung (hemothorax and pneumothorax) certification. There will be many instructors, ultrasound machines and models available at the workshop.

Accreditation: 60 Cert+ credits

Only a few spots remain for these courses – register now to ensure your seat! www.islandpocus.ca/dec-2017-courses/

Discounts for medical learners are available. Visit the Island PoCUS web site for more details.

CPoCUS is the gold standard for certification in point of care ultrasound (PoCUS) done in Canada. Certification consists of a defined number of proctored ultrasound scans observed by a CPoCUS instructor followed by a three part examination series. More than 3,000 clinicians have certified as Independent Practitioners from coast to coast.