Continuing Medical Education

Jointly provided by Postgraduate Institue for Medicine and Hospital Procedures Consultants

In-kind support provided by FujiFilm/SonoSite, Verathon, Teleflex, and CareFusion

Program Description

The HPC Hospitalist, Trauma, and Emergency Procedures CME course is a two-part course that is comprised of two distinct components: an internet-based CME curriculum, as well as, a one-day live CME course that is 100% hands-on procedural skills lab training.

Each component of the course is certified separately. The internet-based CME course is certified for a maximum of 11.5 hours of education while the one-day live CME course is certified for a maximum of 10 hours of education.  The two-day live CME course is certified for a maximum of 20 hours of education.

 

Internet Curriculum Description

The Internet CME curriculum 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 will be comprised of 17 online modules that will cover the indications, contraindications, techniques, complications, fluid analysis, and coding of these hospital procedures. Topics covered include informed consent, procedural sedation, central line, intraosseous line, peripheral IV, and arterial line placement, point-of-care ultrasound including E-FAST and RUSH exams, mechanical ventilation, needle decompression, basic suturing, tube thoracostomy, thoracentesis, lumbar puncture, paracentesis, and basic and difficult airway management including video laryngoscopy. 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 ventilator management.

Planned updates every 6 months will cover any updates in procedural medicine and keep the learner up to date as new techniques and recommendations arise.

 

One-Day Live CME Course Description

The One-Day Live CME Course is a one-day simulation-based training activity that is continually updated, comprehensive and includes 4 hours of hands-on ultrasound education. These live CME courses will be 100% hands-on procedural skills lab training. This course covers the 20 most essential procedures needed to work in the ER, ICU, and hospital wards, including the procedures needed for trauma management in the ER.

The One-Day Live Course is limited to 40 students (with students split into four groups of 10 learning in two conference rooms) to allow ample hands-on instruction and individualized education with the goal that every student develops the knowledge and skills necessary to begin performing these procedures at their respective institutions. The course is taught by five procedural expert instructors to improve the one-on-one hands-on experience for our students. The max student-to-faculty ratio is 8:1, but frequently this ratio is less.

During the day, students will learn about ultrasound-guided peripheral IV placement, landmark-guided and ultrasound-guided central line placement, arterial line placement, and point-of-care ultrasound including the E-FAST exam, RUSH exam, limited echocardiography, vascular ultrasound, chest ultrasound, spine ultrasound, tube thoracostomy, pigtail catheter placement for pneumothorax evacuation, needle decompression, ultrasound-guided thoracentesis, lumbar puncture, ultrasound-guided paracentesis, basic airway management, endotracheal intubation, intermediate airway placement (LMA and King tube placement), stylet-guided intubations, video laryngoscopy, and basic suturing.

CME Information

Internet Curriculum Learning Objectives

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

  • Define the indications and contraindications for each hospital procedure
  • Identify the pertinent anatomy, patient positioning and proper technique for each hospital procedure
  • List the common complications of each hospital procedure
  • Utilize appropriate management strategies of procedural complications should they occur
  • Identify risk factors for complications for each hospital procedure
  • Choose appropriate options for oral or intravenous procedural sedation
  • Perform basic diagnostic ultrasound
  • Utilize the ultrasound to assist with hospital procedures
  • Understand the basic principles of mechanical ventilation
  • Properly code and document for hospital procedures

Live Course Learning Objectives

After participating in this educational activity, the participant will be better able to:

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

Target Audience

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

Internet Curriculum

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 Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and Hospital Procedures Consultants. The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation

The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 11.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

One-Day Live Course

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 Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and Hospital Procedures Consultants. The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation

The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 10.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AAFP

This Live activity, Hospitalist and Emergency Procedures Course, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 10.0 prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians.   Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.

AANP

This Live one-day activity, Hospitalist and Emergency Procedures Course is approved for up to 10.0 contact hour(s) of continuing education by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Program ID 15122008. This program was planned in accordance with AANP CE Standards and Policies. 

ACEP

Approved by the American College of Emergency Physicians for a maximum of 10.0 hour(s) of ACEP Category I credit.

Trauma

The approved credits shown above include 16 credits toward satisfying the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma requirement for trauma-related continuing medical education.

MAINPRO

Members of the College of Family Physicians of Canada are eligible to receive up to 10.0 hours of MAINPRO-M1 credit for attendance at these courses due to a reciprocal agreement with the American Academy of Family Physicians.

 

Two-Day Live Course

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 Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and Hospital Procedures Consultants. The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation

The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 20.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AAFP

This Live activity, Hospitalist and Emergency Procedures Course, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 20.0 prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians.   Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.

AANP

This Live two-day activity, Hospitalist and Emergency Procedures Course is approved for up to 20.0 contact hour(s) of continuing education by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Program ID 15122008. This program was planned in accordance with AANP CE Standards and Policies.  

ACEP

Approved by the American College of Emergency Physicians for a maximum of 20.0 hour(s) of ACEP Category I credit.

Trauma

The approved credits shown above include 16 credits toward satisfying the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma requirement for trauma-related continuing medical education.

MAINPRO

Members of the College of Family Physicians of Canada are eligible to receive up to 20.0 hours of MAINPRO-M1 credit for attendance at these courses due to a reciprocal agreement with the American Academy of Family Physicians.

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) requires instructors, planners, managers and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest (COI) they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified COI are thoroughly vetted and resolved according to PIM policy. The existence or absence of COI for everyone in a position to control content will be disclosed to participants prior to the start of each activity.

Americans with Disability Act

Event staff will be glad to assist you with any special needs (ie, physical, dietary, etc). Please contact Gina Esherick prior to the live event at (805) 339-0225.