National Procedures Institute
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Hospitalist Procedures Course Description

Course Credits: Earn up to 16 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ and AAFP Prescribed Credits.

Course Price: $1,495

Hospitalist Procedures is a two-day course.


In the last fifteen years, hospitalists have become much more prevalent in the care of inpatients and 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 other healthcare providers alike. In a group setting, individuals will learn about the techniques of various procedures, including the use of an ultrasound. 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 and models. The participants will also get ample time to practice with an ultrasound 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.


  • Procedural sedation
  • Procedural consent and universal precautions
  • 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
  • Coding of procedures