Subclavian Line Course

Central line placement is indicated in patients who need hemodynamic monitoring, rapid volume resuscitation, therapies such as vasopressors and hypertonic saline and in patients with difficult venous access.  The central line placement course will teach clinicians how to place central venous catheters in the subclavian veins, internal jugular veins and femoral veins using advanced simulation manikins.  The course covers central venous access indications, contraindications, preparation, technique, complications and their management.  Techniques for triple lumen, cordis and hemodialysis catheters will be taught.  The course will cover both landmark-based central line placement and ultrasound-guided central line insertion.

Our subclavian line placement 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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Subclavian Line Course trains students in:

  • Indications for a subclavian venous catheter placement
  • Contraindications for subclavian venous catheter placement
  • Complications of a subclavian venous catheter placement
  • Equipment for subclavian venous catheter placement
  • Proper positioning and technique for subclavian venous catheter placement
  • Coding for subclavian venous catheter placement

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Hospitalist and Emergency Procedures CME Courses Available

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  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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