Welcome to the EMUS program with the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Ottawa and The Ottawa Hospital. Point of care ultrasonography – Emergency Medicine (POCUS-EM) has been practiced at our centre since 1998 under the leadership and vision of Dr. Guy Hebert. As one of the first centres in Canada to employ clinical sonography in practice, we strive for excellence in this innovative field of medicine.
We have a dynamic, integrated program that includes undergraduate, postgraduate, fellowship, and continuing professional development. We are actively involved in local and multi-centre PoCUS research projects.
Dr. Paul Pageau, MD, CCFP-EM
Emergency Medicine Ultrasonography Program Director
Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Ottawa and The Ottawa Hospital, Ottawa, Ontario Canada
Dr. Guy Hebert initiates the Emergency Medicine Ultrasonography (EMUS) program at The Ottawa Hospital. As one of the founders in Canada for clinical sonography Dr Hebert’s vision and dedication has enabled the clinical sonography program to become one of the largest programs in Canada.
Dr. Lisa Calder, a resident at the time, obtains funding from Postgraduate Medical Education at the University of Ottawa to develop the first EMUS course for emergency medicine residents.
The Department of Emergency Medicine appoints Dr. Michael Woo as the Director of EMUS.
POCUS is a core competency for the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Canada – Emergency Medicine Specialty. A mandatory, formal EMUS training program for all emergency medicine residents at the University of Ottawa is established in both the RCPSC-EM and the CCFP(EM) programs. Dr. James Worrall is appointed as the EMUS Assistant Director.
A highly competitive EMUS Fellowship is established, which continues to produce leaders in Clinical Sonography who practice around the world.
The Ottawa Hospital, department of EM in collaboration with the division of Critical Care implement an image archiving system. This helps to establish the EMUS program as leaders in Quality improvement.
The Department of Emergency Medicine appoints Dr. Paul Pageau as the Director of EMUS. A vision and strategic plan is created for the next 5yrs. EMUS continues to demonstrate clinical and academic excellence as one of the largest programs in the country training over 15 emergency medicine residents in POCUS each year.
The Area of Focused Competence Acute Care POCUS Diploma program is accredited by the Royal College. The first ever combined EM Research and AFC Acute Care POCUS fellowship is created. The DEM resuscitative transesophageal echo program continues to expand, incorporating TEE into cardiac arrest care. A comprehensive POCUS Curriculum is approved and rolled out to the undergraduate medical program.
To be international leaders in the advancement of patient care through point of care ultrasound education and research
|To be international leaders in the advancement of patient care through point of care ultrasound education and research
||Leading Educational Programs
||Research and Innovations
||Leading Technologies (Infrastructure)
||Promoting a culture of Integrated Patient Care