These CME courses limit the number of students to forty two 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. Hospital Procedures Consultants courses combine all of the essential information typically covered in an Emergency Procedures Course and a Hospitalist Procedures Course all in a single CME conference.
This Hospital Procedures course and Emergency Procedures course will split the students into two groups of twenty one. The students in Room 1 the first day will learn about vascular access, arterial line placement, point-of-care ultrasound, mechanical ventilation, and will include skills labs in vascular access and ultrasound. The students in Room 2 the first day will learn about informed consent, procedural sedation, tube thoracostomy, thoracentesis, lumbar puncture, paracentesis, airway management, and will include skills labs in airway management, lumbar puncture, thoracentesis, chest tube placement, paracentesis, pneumothorax evacuation, and needle decompression. The students will switch rooms on the second day so that they learn all the other procedural skills that were not covered on their first day.
This course teaches you not only how to perform these procedures, but also will teach you how to optimize clinical management using data collected from these various procedures. For example, how to analyze CSF, pleural, and ascitic fluid, how to use ultrasound to assess a patient’s hemodynamic profile, and the basics of ventilator management.
The course is an IMQ/CMA-accredited course that provides 17 hours of Category 1 AAFP and AMA PRA CME credit, 17 hours of Category 2 AOA CME credit, and 17 hours of MAINPRO-M1 credit for the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC).
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