This year marked the 10th anniverary for the annual Canadian Resuscitative Ultrasound (CRUS) Course at Western University. Hosted at the sophisticated CSTAR (Canadian Surgical Technologies & Advanced Robotics) facility, the CRUS course drew trainees from across Canada to teach concepts in point-of-care ultrasound for use in the acutely ill patients typically seen in the ICU, the ED or OR. Participants engaged in didactic and hands-on sessions, with emphasis on image acquisition, image interpretation and clinical integration. There was a particular emphasis on cardiac and respiratory failure, as well as vascular access.
Participants enjoyed a 2:1 learner to faculty teaching ratio for hands-on scanning sessions and large group clinical case studies to put their new found skills into contex. We also ran high-fidelity simulation cases with state-of-the-art equipment that incorporated point-of-care ultrasound in real-time decision making in an undifferentiated, acutely ill patient. Please see below for some pictures from the course!