Thoracentesis Course

Thoracentesis is a procedure to aspirate pleural fluid from the pleural space.  A diagnostic thoracentesis can be performed to determine the etiology of pleural effusions or to determine if the patient has infected pleural fluid, or a therapeutic thoracentesis can be performed to drain a symptomatic pleural effusion.  The thoracentesis course uses advanced ultrasound-compatible simulators and Saf-T-centesis kits to train clinicians how to perform a landmark-guided thoracentesis or an ultrasound-guided thoracentesis.  This course also teaches students how to manage thoracentesis complications and how to perform pleural fluid analysis.

Our thoracentesis 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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Thoracentesis Course trains students in:

  • Indications for a Thoracentesis
  • Contraindications for a Thoracentesis
  • Complications of a Thoracentesis
  • Equipment for a Thoracentesis
  • Proper positioning and technique for a Thoracentesis
  • Ultrasound-guided Thoracentesis
  • Thoracentesis troubleshooting
  • Pleural fluid analysis
  • Coding for a Thoracentesis

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Informed Consent and Ethical Challenges During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Informed consent can be challenging during “normal” times, but it has become increasingly complicated during the COVID-19 pandemic. The informed consent process ensures that a patient or their surrogate decision-maker understands the benefits, potential risks and any alternatives of a…
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Safety of Thoracentesis and Tube Thoracostomy in Patients with Uncorrected Coagulopathies

Traditionally, it was felt that the INR had to be less than 1.5 and platelets had to be at least 50,000/µL to perform most bedside procedures. With more clinical evidence, we now know that low-risk bedside procedures can be performed…
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Thoracentesis-Associated Pneumothorax is Rare when Performed by Procedural Experts Using Ultrasound Guidance

Original studies of ultrasound-guided thoracentesis concluded a 2% risk of pneumothorax. A recent single center study of 9320 thoracenteses over 12 years all by procedural experts had pneumothorax rate of 0.6%. This same study also demonstrated a very low incidence…
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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

Ultrasound Guided Procedures Course

The Hospitalist and Emergency Procedures course provides nearly FOUR HOURS OF HANDS-ON ULTRASOUND TRAINING IN THE FOLLOWING:

This ultrasound course covers diagnostic ultrasound including chest ultrasound, abdominal ultrasound, spine ultrasound, RUSH exams, and E-FAST exams.  Course also provides extra hands-on training of abnormal POCUS exam cases to identify life-threatening conditions.  Our ultrasound training also covers ultrasound-guided lumbar puncture, ultrasound-guided central lines, ultrasound-guided arterial lines, ultrasound-guided paracentesis, and ultrasound-guided thoracentesis.

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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