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The Importance of Procedural Training for Residents

During the residency stage of your medical training, using the opportunity to hone and expand your procedural training is paramount to the furthering of your career. While it can become easy to focus in on your intended specialization, familiarizing yourself with a wide range of procedures will not only aid in your treatment of patients, but also improve your qualifications for open positions down the road. Below are some common procedures you are bound to encounter in your residency, as well as CME courses offered by NPI to further aid in your professional training.

  • Ultrasounds Most residency programs will require you to be able to confidently perform a basic ultrasound, as many family physicians and clinicians have been known to aid in maternal care and use ultrasound to treat or diagnose a range of medical needs. NPI offers multiple ultrasound courses from carotid scanning to musculoskeletal ultrasounds.

  • Dermatologic Procedures From draining of cysts and suturing of open wounds to advanced biopsies and removal of foreign bodies, a thorough understanding of procedures related to skin will be part of your residency training. Our dermatologic CME course offers a great option to further cement these procedures to memory and combination packages with suturing are also available.

  • Musculoskeletal Treatment Thorough knowledge of how to splint and cast will cover your training for some of the most common injuries you’ll encounter as a practicing medical professional. Our casting and splinting CME delves further into this realm with detailed exposure to joint treatment, dislocations, and more advanced fractures.

  • Colonoscopies & Colorectal Exams The increased number of colorectal cancers diagnosed each year in the United States has heightened the importance of regular colon screenings and the demand is through the roof. NPI offers colonoscopy CMEs that focus on proper screening, equipment handling, and bowel preparation.

  • Life Saving Techniques Proper training of life support systems and resuscitation is a cornerstone for any procedural training program. NPI can aid in your ECG interpretation skills so you can properly analyze arrhythmias and irregular circumstances to diagnose proper treatment. Our hospitalist procedures CME also covers several life saving and emergency techniques and procedures.

Make the most of your residency program training & requirements and engage in as many procedural training courses as possible. You will expand your versatility and make yourself a valuable asset to any hospital system or medical clinic.