MUSE 2.0 is a two-day advanced course with 100% scanning time and an exceptional ratio of one instructor for two participants. The course can be tailored to achieving CPoCUS-Independent Practitioner (IP) certification or improving skills in specific areas. For CPoCUS-IP certification, this course offers scanning on female models to help acquire 50 scans towards certification. Ultrasound skills are broadened and strengthened through a modular, problem-based approach. This advanced course provides an excellent complement to the MUSE 1.0 introductory ultrasound course.
Please note: Participants must have previously completed an introductory course in point of care ultrasound (8-hour minimum) recognized by CPoCUS in order to be able to acquire scans for CPoCUS-Independent Practitioner certification (e.g. MUSE 1.0 or other).
How to become CPoCUS-IP certified
The MUSE 2.0 course is recognized by the Canadian Point of Care Ultrasound Society (CPoCUS) and therefore supervised scans during this course count towards achieving CPoCUS-Independent Practitioner (IP) certification.
To achieve CPoCUS-IP certification, you must acquire 50 supervised scans in 6 core areas (Cardiac, Aorta, Abdomen , First Trimester Obstetrics, Pleural Effusion, Pneumothorax).
The 50 supervised scans can be acquired during the MUSE 2.0 course. Our CPoCUS-IP-certified instructors access the quality of each scan and determine whether the scan can count towards the 50 supervised scans.
Once the scans have been acquired and the theory has been reviewed, you can attempt the CPoCUS written, visual, and practical examinations. Our instructors can proctor examinations for MUSE course participants. Contact us for further information.
Completion of the MUSE 2.0 course is worth 48 Mainpro+® credits from the College of Family Physicians of Canada.
Please note: The core areas are cardiac, abdomen, basic lung, aorta, and first trimester pregnancy. The 50 scans can also be obtained by hiring an IP certified individual to supervise the scans or through completion of other certified ultrasound courses.
Pre-course reading is essential to optimize your hands-on experience during the practical sessions. You can prepare for the course by reviewing modules in the course textbook, Bedside Ultrasound-Level 1 or Échographie Ciblée-Niveau 1 and free online instructional videos. The textbook is included in the registration fee, distributed prior to the course, and can be read in a few hours. It is aligned with the course objectives and pre-course test. Post-course review of the textbook will help to solidify acquired concepts and skills.
Participants are encouraged to identify the areas they wish to improve and review the appropriate chapters in the textbook.
Using a modular, problem-based approach, you can:
Focus on modules leading to CPoCUS-IP certification:
Cardiac scan for pericardial effusion and other
Abdominal scan for presence of intra-abdominal freefluid
Basic lung scan for pneumothorax and effusions
Aorta scan for AAA
Pelvic scan for first trimester intra‐uterine pregnancy
Focus on improving your skills in specific areas:
Gallbladder scan for cholelithiasis and cholecystitis
Advanced cardiac scans: parasternal long, short, apical four chamber
Renal scan for renal colic or acute kidney injury
IVC scan for volume status
Shock patient scan
Knee for identifying tendinopathy or joint effusion