What is the EGLS course?
The Echo Guided Life Support (EGLS) course is conceived to address shock and peri-arrest patients in an efficient and standardized manner. As in cardiac arrest (think of ACLS), a structured approach to shock can make the difference.
The course aims to introduce participants to the ultrasound approach of the thermodynamically unstable patient. This course is aimed at two audiences: physicians who are knowledgeable about ultrasound and want to consolidate their knowledge, and novices who would like to be introduced to it. Anyone likely to encounter critically ill patients (physicians, students, PAs, Nurses, paramedics, RTs, etc) can attend.
The course is designed so that participants can spend as much time as possible practicing the techniques demonstrated in the theoretical sections. The generous instructor-to-participant ratio encourages interaction between participants and instructors, thus facilitating learning.
This is a single-day course and completion does not equate to Independent Practitioner (IP) status. This course however is accepted as a foundational course for a future Resuscitation Bootcamp and provides a path to CPOCUS Resus IP status.
At the conclusion of training, participants will be better able to:
1. Categorize undifferentiated shock via an algorithmic approach;
2. Identify pneumothorax and interstitial syndrome with lung ultrasound;
3. Identify the signs of obstructive shock (tamponade, pulmonary embolism);
4. Qualitatively assess left ventricular function;
5. Assess the inferior vena cava;
6. Assess volemic status and fluid responsiveness potential.
Access to the online mandatory pre-course will be sent to participants approximately 4 weeks prior to the course. Please make sure you all complete it before arrival on the first day. The pre-course is a critical component for being successful at the course. It is suggested to schedule a minimum of 6 hours to complete the pre-course.
8:15 am – 5 pm: Schedule Tentative
Lung ultrasound – theory
Lung – practical
Subcostal/IVC & the State of the circulation – theory
Subcostal and inferior vena cava view – practical
Complementary cardiac views – theory
Complementary cardiac views – practical
Algorithmic approach to shock – EGLS
EGLS – practical
Conclusion – theory
Continuing Medical Education Credits
The EGLS course gives you 16 Group Learning certified credits (Mainpro+). Also, this training is an accredited group learning activity (Section 1), such as defined by The Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (8 credits).