Hospitalist and Emergency Procedures Course
The Hospitalist and Emergency Procedures course is a two-day live CME course that is continually updated, comprehensive and includes 8 hours of hands-on ultrasound education. These CME courses will be 100% hands-on procedural skills labs. All students will also receive access to an Online CME course that covers all the procedural didactics in 19 online modules that contain all of the live course lectures and procedural videos to be viewed by students anytime and anywhere (including the comfort of your own homes) in advance of the simulation-based training sessions. This course covers the 20 most essential procedures needed to work in the ER, including the procedures needed for trauma management in the ER. The one-day course is certified for 20 hours AMA PRA Category 1 credit.
Our CME courses limit the number of students to forty (with students split into four equal groups) to allow ample hands-on instruction and individualized education with the goal that every student develops the knowledge and skills necessary to begin performing these procedures at their respective institutions. Our courses are taught by FIVE instructors to improve the one-on-one hands-on experience for our students. The max student-to-faculty ratio is 8:1, but frequently this ratio is less.
This Hospital Procedures course and Emergency Procedures course will split the students four groups that rotate between two conference rooms. The students in Room 1 will learn about ultrasound-guided peripheral IV placement, vein cannulation using a vascular block, basic airway management, endotracheal intubation, intermediate airway placement (LMA and King tube placement), stylet-guided intubations, video laryngoscopy (Glidescope intubations), and point-of-care ultrasound including the E-FAST exam, RUSH exam, limited echocardiography, vascular ultrasound, and chest ultrasound. The students in Room 2 will learn about tube thoracostomy, pigtail catheter placement for pneumothorax evacuation, needle de...