Arterial Line Course

Arterial line placement is often necessary to monitor blood pressure in cases of septic shock and other causes of hypotension, hypertensive emergency and when frequent blood draws are required.  The arterial line placement course teaches clinicians how to place radial arterial lines, brachial arterial lines and femoral arterial lines.  Through hands-on practice using an advanced simulator, students will gain competence in arterial line insertion.

The HPC Hospitalist and Emergency Procedures course will teach you how to perform arterial line placement in addition to endotracheal intubation, stylet-guided intubations, laryngeal mask airway (LMA) placement, King tube placement, fiberoptic intubations. ultrasound-guided central line placement, IO lines, ultrasound-guided peripheral IV, POCUS exams (RUSH exams and E-FAST exams), thoracentesis, paracentesis, lumbar punctures, chest tube placement, pigtail catheter placement, needle thoracostomy, procedural sedation, and ventilator management.

Our arterial line training is a component of our live Hospitalist and Emergency Procedures CME course which teaches clinicians how to perform the 20 most essential procedures needed to work in the ER, ICU, and hospital wards.

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Arterial Line Placement Course trains students in:

  • Indications for arterial catheter placement
  • Contraindications for arterial catheter placement
  • Complications of arterial catheter placement
  • Equipment for arterial catheter placement
  • Proper positioning and technique for arterial catheter placement
  • Arterial catheter troubleshooting
  • Coding for arterial catheter placement

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step 1 arterial line placement

Arterial Line Reference Card

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Maneuvers to Assess Fluid Responsiveness in Septic Shock or Vasodilatory Shock

Aggressive fluid administration is a hallmark of septic shock management and has been espoused by the Surviving Sepsis Campaign and is a part of the CMS SEP-1 sepsis bundle. The sepsis bundle includes administration of 30 ml/kg crystalloid bolus (LR…
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Do we really need to do a modified Allen’s Test before Radial Arterial Line Insertion?

It has long been Dogma that an abnormal modified Allen’s test is a contraindication to performing a radial arterial line in that arm.  The theory behind this is that the modified Allen’s test will identify patients who have insufficient collateral circulation…
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Dexmedetomidine and Propofol performed equally well for the sedation of mechanically ventilated patients with sepsis

The Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) recommends that all mechanically ventilated patients receive analgesia, sedation, and delirium assessment and management while intubated. SCCM reinforced these principles in their 2018 clinical practice guideline on the prevention and management of pain,…
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Hospitalist and Emergency Procedures CME Courses Available

Register HERE 21 days before the course to SAVE $50-150 and get the following:

  1. 12 month online access to Online CME course, procedure video bundle, instructional posters
  2. Indefinite online access to PDFs of all course lectures, course handouts, and HPC Adult Critical Care and Emergency Drug Reference Drug
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