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  Hospitalist Procedures

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Hospitalist Procedures: Course Agenda & Schedule

Course Locations & Conference Hotel Information
Phoenix, AZ - SOLD OUT
Available in 2015 - Registration opening this Fall!

Earn up to 16 AMA PRA Category 1 credits™

Hospitalist Procedures Course Description

In the last 15 years, hospitalists have become much more prevalent in the care of inpatients and the Society of Hospital Medicine recently estimated that there are more than 34,000 practicing hospitalists in the United States.

A hospitalist must be familiar with a number of skills and procedures. Often, new hospitalists have a background in outpatient practices and they may not be as comfortable performing procedures. This course 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 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 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
  • Lumbar puncture *
  • Central line placement via subclavian, internal jugular *, and femoral approaches *
  • Familiarity with a Cordis, dialysis, and triple lumen 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 with discussion of pulmonary artery catheter and other hemodynamic monitoring devices.
  • 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.

Course Acceditation

This live activity, Hospitalist Procedures, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 16 Prescribed Credits by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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.

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