Pericardiocentesis Course

Pericardiocentesis is a procedure used to obtain pericardial fluid for pericardial fluid analysis and potentially treat patients with cardiac tamponade.

Pericardiocentesis Training

What you will Learn in the Pericardiocentesis Course

The pericardiocentesis course uses an advanced simulator to teach students the proper technique for an ultrasound-guided pericardiocentesis.  Students will perform a scanning ultrasound to determine the optimal insertion site and then perform the entire ultrasound-guided pericardiocentesis using real-time ultrasound guidance. Students also learn the hematologic parameters when pericardiocentesis can be safely performed and when the procedure can be performed if the patient is taking antiplatelets, antithrombotics, or anticoagulant medications.  Finally, the course covers how to manage pericardiocentesis complications should they occur.

Why you should choose us for your pericardiocentesis course

Our ultrasound-guided pericardiocentesis training is a component of our two-day 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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Pericardiocentesis Course Trains Students in:

  • Indications for a Pericardiocentesis
  • Contraindications for Pericardiocentesis
  • Complications of Pericardiocentesis
  • Equipment for Pericardiocentesis
  • Proper positioning and technique for Pericardiocentesis
  • Pericardiocentesis troubleshooting
  • Coding for Pericardiocentesis

Pericardiocentesis Blogs

Retention of Simulation-Based Training for Emergency Procedures

Critical emergency skills are an important tool in a healthcare provider’s arsenal. They must be able to safely perform emergency procedures to save lives when faced with a critical situation.  However, once they finish their studies and training, many physicians…
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Outpatient Management of A Spontaneous Pneumothorax

A patient with a hemodynamically stable spontaneous pneumothorax can be managed as an outpatient using the placement of a small-bore pigtail catheter attached to a Heimlich valve.   As the Director of Medicine at a teaching hospital, I frequently encounter…
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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