Hospitalist Procedures

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Product Description
Two-day Course Schedule, Hospitalist Procedures: Course Agenda & Schedule

Course Locations & Conference Hotel Information
Chicago, IL - SOLD OUT
Orlando, FL

Earn up to 16 AMA PRA Category 1 credits™ and AAFP Prescribed Credits

Hospitalist Procedures Course Description

In the last two decades, hospitalists have become much more prevalent in the care of inpatients and many hospitals are converting to a 24/7 inpatient hospitalist model.

A hospitalist must be familiar with a number of skills and procedures, and ultrasound use in the hospital is rapidly becoming standard of care. Often, new hospitalists have a background in outpatient practices and they may not be as comfortable performing procedures, and this hospitalist procedures training is an excellent refresher course for experienced physicians, residents and midlevel practitioners alike. In a group setting, individuals will learn about the techniques of various hospitalist procedures, including the use of the sonogram. In addition to the hands-on practice and lectures, the participants will be given examples of tools and order sets, and key articles will be provided for reference.

The following hospitalist ER and non-ER procedures will be taught using a combination of lecture, video, and hands-on practice with manikins, models, and pig cadavers. The participants will also get ample time to practice with the sonogram on models and on each other. Discussion and use of the ultrasound in the procedures is designated with an asterisk (*). Models and ultrasounds will be available for use to practice throughout both days of the course.

  • Moderate and deep sedation
  • Basics of ultrasound use
  • Lumbar puncture *
  • Central line placement via subclavian, internal jugular *, and femoral approaches *
  • Familiarity double lumen (temporary dialysis) and triple lumen central line catheter
  • EZ/IO intraosseous lines
  • Paracentesis *
  • Thoracentesis *
  • Thoracostomy tube placement
  • Ultrasound diagnosis of pneumothorax*
  • Thoracic vent placement
  • Basic airway management
  • Intubations and adjunct airways
  • Basics of surgical and advanced airways including cricothyrotomy and fiberoptic intubation
  • Arterial line placement by radial, brachial and femoral approaches *
  • Ventilator management and protocols including lung protective protocols
  • Noninvasive ventilation management with high flow nasal oxygen therapy
  • Noninvasive ventilation with CPAP and BiPAP
  • Basics of hemodynamic support in shock states
  • FAST exam*
  • Coding of procedures


By the end of this workshop, participants should be better able to:
  • Discuss indications, contraindications and technique of procedures commonly performed by hospitalists.
  • Gain experience with the use of the ultrasound machine in procedures.
  • Learn pre-procedure evaluation and post-procedure management, including the Joint Commission mandates for Universal Protocol.
  • Discuss prevention and management of complications of procedures.

2015 Course Accreditation

The Texas Academy of Family Physicians designates this live activity for a maximum of 16 AMA PRA Category 1 credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This Live activity, Hospitalist Procedures, from 01/01/2015 - 12/31/2015, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 16.00 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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Average Rating: 4.5 of 5 | Total Reviews: 2 Write a review »

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
cme evaluation February 9, 2015
Reviewer: christopher enoe from athens, AL United States  
I really enjoyed the course.  It was a great refresher.  As I practicing hospitalist and work at night I firmly believe I place an arterial, ij or subclavian line with ease.  I firmly believe the course was worth while and will be greatly utilized.  It was 1500.00 dollars well spent.

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  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
good course for what I needed November 23, 2014
Reviewer: Amy Glaser-Carpenter from Alamosa, CO United States  
I took this course because I will be again working in the hospital after doing primarily outpatient family medicine for the past few years. This course offered teaching and practice in simple and complex intubation, central line placement both blind and ultrasound guided, thoracostomy, thoracentesis, paracentesis, arterial line placement, lumbar puncture. I feel fairly confident in the procedures I used to perform after this 2 day course, but not very confident in procedures I had not performed previously because the course was very short with not a lot of applicable practice time. I would have preferred to have more practice time immediately after teaching each topic, and to practice the entire procedures from start to finish rather than just the technical parts. Also, the entire lectures were not in the binder and the binder was out of order. Overall, it is a brief summery of a lot of procedures

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