CME Online Course

Title: Hospitalist and Emergency Procedures Online course, 4th Edition
Release Date: 6/10/2024
Expiration Date: 6/10/2025
Estimated Time to Complete the Activity: 16 hrs
Media: Interactive presentation Preview Here

saad khan
saad khan
October 24, 2023
Kyle James
Kyle James
October 23, 2023
Clinically relevant material. Much added confidence for my practice.
Tasha Gilmore
Tasha Gilmore
October 22, 2023
Excellent course! I really enjoyed being able to practice the procedures in the live course.
Hali Schmitt
Hali Schmitt
October 22, 2023
A wonderful evidence based conference that taught me so much and will change my practice for the better!
Erika Kuehn
Erika Kuehn
October 22, 2023
Phenomenal instructors. Plenty of time for hands-on learning. Very applicable to every day needs of FP-trained ER practitioner. I had minimal prior procedural and ultrasound experience. I now Feel confident enough to bring it back, use it daily, continue to grow my skills and help others in my facility. Definitely recommend.
John S.
John S.
October 21, 2023
Pamela Guoth
Pamela Guoth
October 21, 2023
Great course! The educators are very helpful and knowledgeable.
Kushal Khera
Kushal Khera
September 18, 2023
RAINA Hamlin
RAINA Hamlin
July 15, 2023
Matthew Blazon Yee
Matthew Blazon Yee
June 20, 2023
This is a fantastic course. Its Mostly hands-on throughout the entire weekend. The proctors were always available for questioning and gave excellent feedback. I Highly recommend the course for anybody who needs to brush up on procedures, learn potential new procedures or looking for more training.

CME Online Program Description


Jointly provided by Global Education Group and Hospital Procedures Consultants 





The Hospitalist and Emergency Procedures Online course, 4th Edition is an Internet Online CME curriculum that will provide current, evidence-based information about the 20 most common bedside procedures performed in the emergency room, intensive care unit, and hospital wards. The Online CME course was completely updated in 2024 and is geared towards Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Medical Students, Resident Physicians, and Military Physicians. The Online CME course will be comprised of 23 online modules that will cover the indications, contraindications, techniques, complications, fluid analysis, and coding of these procedures. Topics covered include the following:

  • Informed consent
  • Procedural sedation
  • Central line placement – ultrasound-guided and landmark-guided
  • Intraosseous line placement
  • Ultrasound-guided peripheral IV placement
  • Ultrasound-guided and landmark-guided arterial line placement
  • Point-of-care ultrasound including E-FAST and RUSH exams
  • Mechanical ventilation
  • Noninvasive ventilation
  • Needle thoracostomy
  • Tube thoracostomy
  • Thoracic Pigtail catheter placement
  • Ultrasound-guided thoracentesis
  • Lumbar puncture
  • Ultrasound-guided paracentesis
  • Ultrasound-guided pericardiocentesis
  • Endotracheal intubation
  • Video laryngoscopy intubations
  • Stylet-guided intubations
  • Fiberoptic intubation
  • Cricothyroidotomy
  • Laryngeal mask airway placement
  • King tube placement
  • igel placement
  • Performing procedures in patients with thrombocytopenia, cirrhosis or who are treated with antiplatelets or anticoagulants

The Online Course subscription includes complimentary access to the HPC Procedure Video bundle which includes 27 high quality videos that are narrated and demonstrate step-by-step technique on how to perform hospital procedures essential for working in the ER, ICU, and hospital wards.  $165 package value complimentary with purchase!. The majority of the videos are procedures performed on actual patients. Clinical pearls and common pitfalls associated with hospital based procedures are discussed in detail. The videos are not downloadable but may be accessed indefinitely by internet from any computer, smart phone, or tablet.

Our course teaches you not only how to perform these procedures, but also will teach you how to optimize clinical management using data collected from these various procedures.  For example, we will teach you how to analyze CSF, pleural, and ascitic fluid, how to use ultrasound to assess a patient’s hemodynamic profile, and the basics of noninvasive ventilation and ventilator management.

Planned updates every 12 months will cover any updates in procedural medicine and keep the learner up to date as new techniques and recommendations arise.

 Additionally, you will receive complimentary with this product the following:

  • PDFs of all the lectures
  • An airway management handout that summarizes all aspects of airway management
  • A primer on Point-of-care ultrasound exams including an introduction to ultrasound probes and a review of the RUSH exam, E-FAST exam and ultrasound-guided vascular access
  • Access to the HPC Adult Critical Care and Emergency Drug Reference Card
  • PDF of all 600 references used for the evidence-based Hospitalist and Emergency Procedures Online CME course, 4th Edition with hyperlinks to all abstracts.

CME Online Statement of Need

Recent surveys of learners working in the emergency room, intensive care unit, and other hospital departments identified safety and competency in bedside procedures and competency with diagnostic ultrasound as the target audience’s primary educational need for medical procedures. Given recent advances in procedural medicine, there is a strong educational need to provide clinicians with expert-led insights into the indications, contraindications, technique, and complications of the most common bedside procedures performed in the ER, ICU, and hospital wards. In addition, these clinicians need to learn how to interpret the lab studies and data obtained from these bedside procedures. Furthermore, learners show knowledge gaps regarding procedural sedation, mechanical ventilation, noninvasive ventilation, informed consent, the peri-procedural management of antiplatelets.and antithrombotics, and the nuances of performing bedside procedures in patients with renal or hepatic dysfunction. Finally, there is a knowledge gap for procedural coding and in the information required for appropriate procedural documentation.

CME Online Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the participants will be better able to:

  • Define indications and contraindications for each procedure
  • Identify the pertinent anatomy and proper positioning for each procedure
  • List the steps for each procedure
  • Identify common complications for each procedure
  • Utilize appropriate management strategies for procedural complications
  • Identify risk factors for complications from each procedure

CME Online Target Audience

This activity is directed to attending and resident physicians, midlevel providers, and medical students working in the emergency room, intensive care unit, or hospital wards.

Physician Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Global Education Group (Global) and Hospital Procedures Consultants.  Global is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Physician Credit Designation

Global Education Group designates this enduring material 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.

ABIM MOC Recognition Statement

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 16.0 medical knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Physician Assistant

AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 16.0 hours of Category 1 credit for completing this program.

Nurse Practitioner Continuing Education

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Accreditation Standards of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) through the joint providership of Global Education Group and Hospital Procedures Consultants. Global Education Group is accredited by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners as an approved provider of nurse practitioner continuing education. Provider number: 110121. This activity is approved for 16.0 contact hour(s) (which includes 0.0 hour(s) of pharmacology).

Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships

Global Education Group (Global) adheres to the policies and guidelines, including the Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited CE, set forth to providers by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and all other professional organizations, as applicable, stating those activities where continuing education credits are awarded must be balanced, independent, objective, and scientifically rigorous. All persons in a position to control the content of an accredited continuing education program provided by Global are required to disclose all financial relationships with any ineligible company within the past 24 months to Global.  All financial relationships reported are identified as relevant and mitigated by Global in accordance with the Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited CE in advance of delivery of the activity to learners. The content of this activity was vetted by Global to assure objectivity and that the activity is free of commercial bias.

All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated.

The faculty have the following relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies:

Faculty Disclosures

Joseph S. Esherick, MD, FAAFP, FHM

Director of Medicine

Ventura County Medical Center

  • No conflicts to disclose

Richard R. Rutherford, MD, FAAFP

Senior Emergency Physician

Ventura County Medical Center

  • No conflicts to disclose

The Hospital Procedures Consultants planners and managers have nothing to disclose, and hereby state that they do not have any financial relationships of any amount or relationships to products or devices during the past 24 months.

The Global planners and managers have nothing to disclose and hereby state that they do not have any financial relationships of any amount or relationships to products or devices during the past 24 months.


Instructions to Receive Credit

In order to receive credit for this activity, the participant must go through all of the online content, complete the pre questions for each module, complete the post questions at the end of each module with 80% or higher, and complete the program evaluation. For learners wanting to claim ABIM MOC credit, you must also pass a posttest with 70% or higher. ABIM MOC learners’ credits will be uploaded into PARS within 30 days of evaluation completion.

To apply for continuing education credit:

* There will be an evaluation link to click on at the completion of the course

* Select your degree/specialty

* Complete the Credit Application

* Complete the Post Test (for ABIM MOC only)

* Complete the Evaluation Form

* Upon successful completion, your CME/CE certificate will be available for immediate download as well as be sent to the email address you provided when you registered.

Fee Information and Refund/Cancellation Policy

There is a fee for this educational activity and all sales are final for this online CME course.

Global Contact Information

For information about the approval of this program, please contact Global at 303-395-1782 or [email protected].

System Requirements

To participate, you will need access to a computer (either MAC or PC), tablet, or smart phone, with a Chrome (version 22.0.1229.94 or greater) web browser, Firefox (version 3.6 or greater) web browser or an Internet Explorer (version 8.0 or greater) web browser, JavaScript enabled, connected to the Internet (high speed connection preferred). You MUST have cookies enabled to participate in this activity.

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Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. Global Education Group (Global) and Hospital Procedures Consultants do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications.

The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of any organization associated with this activity. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.


Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of patient conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

Additional Information

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