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 in intubated patients.  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.

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 Lab Photos

Arterial Line Pulse ID

Arterial Line Video

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

Arterial Line Photos

Arterial Line Reference Card

Arterial Line Blogs

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Tube Thoracostomy Insertion

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Thoracentesis Course

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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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