Hospitalist, Trauma, and Emergency Procedures Course Description

Jointly provided by Postgraduate Institue for Medicine and Hospital Procedures Consultants

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HPC Courses provide the following for its students:

  • Improves your procedural competence
  • Boosts your self-confidence
  • Provides a positive learning environment that fosters success
  • Eliminates your fear about procedure-related law suits
  • CME courses that save lives
  • Provides customized hands-on training
  • Five procedural expert instructors at each course
  • Low student-to-faculty ratios
  • Weekend course fulfills 30 hours of emergency procedures CE needed for ENP certification
  • Fulfills emergency procedures training needed for PA certificate of added qualification in emergency medicine.
  • Lifelong access to HPC instructors for any future questions

What you get with the Hospitalist and Emergency Procedures Course

  • 12 Month access to Online Hospitalist and Emergency Procedures Course Lectures available anytime/anywhere
  • 12 Month access to HPC Procedure Video Bundle - 25 Full-length narrated videos with step-by-step instruction
  • 12 Month access to Instructional procedure skills lab posters
  • Introduction to ultrasound pamphlet
  • Airway management pamphlet
  • Free 2 GB memory stick preloaded with all course lectures and our complete procedure article library
  • 100% customized hands-on skills lab instruction for 10 hours

 

We provide more didactics, point-of-care ultrasound training, and individualized hands-on simulation training in our one-day Hospital Procedures CME course than our competitor's two-day courses: how can that be?  It is because all of our lectures and procedural videos are viewed by students in advance of the live CME course and because we split our classes between two classrooms and five instructors to allow us more one-on-one time with our students!I

 

The Hospitalist and Emergency Procedures course  is a one-day live CME course that is continually updated, comprehensive and includes 4 hours of hands-on ultrasound education.  These CME courses will be 100% hands-on procedural skills labs.  All students will also receive access to an Online CME course that covers all the procedural didactics in 17 online modules that contain all of the live course lectures and procedural videos to be viewed by students anytime and anywhere (including the comfort of your own homes) in advance of the simulation-based training sessions.  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 course is certified for 10 hours AMA PRA Category 1 creditTM.  Note: the one-day CME courses on Saturday and Sunday are identical.

 

Our  CME courses limit the number of students to forty (with students split into four equal groups) 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.  Our courses are taught by FIVE 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.  Hospital Procedures Consultants courses combine all of the essential information typically covered in an Emergency Procedures Course and a Hospitalist Procedures Course all in a single CME conference.

This Hospital Procedures course and Emergency Procedures course will split the students four groups that rotate between two conference rooms.  The students in Room 1 will learn about ultrasound-guided peripheral IV placement, vein cannulation using a vascular block, basic airway management, endotracheal intubation, intermediate airway placement (LMA and King tube placement), stylet-guided intubations, video laryngoscopy (Glidescope intubations), and point-of-care ultrasound including the E-FAST exam, RUSH exam, limited echocardiography, vascular ultrasound, and chest ultrasound.  The students in Room 2 will learn about tube thoracostomy, pigtail catheter placement for pneumothorax evacuation, needle decompression, ultrasound-guided thoracentesis, lumbar puncture, ultrasound-guided paracentesis, landmark-guided and ultrasound-guided central line placement, arterial line placement, intraosseous lines, and basic suturing.  The students will switch rooms throughout the day so that they learn ALL the other procedural skills by the end of the course.

 

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.

 

Course tuition includes complimentary breakfast and lunch and break to all students, access to all 26 full-length procedural videos, and access to all procedure skills lab poster boards FOR 12 MONTHS. Every student will receive  a 2 GB USB flash drive that will be preloaded with our entire syllabus and our collection of evidence-based procedural articles.  This will allow you to have the entire course at your fingertips whenever you are in the hospital.  Finally, every student receives online access to all procedure skills lab poster boards with pictures of every step for the procedures taught! 

 

If you want extra hands-on simulation training in all of these hospital procedures, you can sign up for our extended weekend course and receive two full days of customized hands-on skills lab training in all of these procedures.  The weekend course is certified for up to 20 hours AMA PRA Category 1 creditTM, but please note we limit the number of weekend students to TWENTY STUDENTS PER COURSE.  

 

Live courses qualify for 16 hours of Trauma CME credit and can fulfill all 30 hours of emergency procedures CME needed for Emergency Nurse Practitioner certification.  Our courses can also fulfill the emergency procedures training in airway management and bedside procedures needed to obtain the certificate of added qualification in emergency medicine for physician assistants.

 

THE WEEKEND HOSPITALIST AND EMERGENCY PROCEDURES COURSE

The weekend course builds on the information in the lectures to solidify the cognitive aspect of bedside procedures and will continue to hone your procedural technique.  Weekend students are put through multiple case scenarios on Sunday to solidify their procedural knowledge in fluid analysis, complication diagnosis and management, and the nuances of hospital procedures in the clinical context (e.g., how to choose an induction agent for intubation, how to choose a procedural sedation regimen, review of the difficult airway management algorithm, how to manage an inadvertent central arterial line placement, how to use point-of-care ultrasound to assess the etiology of shock, etc.).  The procedural skills labs in the weekend course are the same on both Saturday and Sunday, but weekend students are also provided additional customized instruction in the procedures most essential for them to learn.  Weekend students are also run through simulated proctoring for each procedure on Sunday with procedure checklists to prepare you for the proctoring process you will need to undergo at your respective hospital.  Our goal is to have all students fully independent in all procedures such that by the course end we are proctoring your ability to independently perform each procedure!

 

"The HPC Course provides essential fundamentals for the early diagnosis management and resuscitation of the trauma patient.  This course is an excellent resource for any provider taking care of the injured patient." - JAVIER ROMERO, M.D., FACS, Trauma Surgeon, Director of Surgery at the Ventura County Medical Center

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.
This Enduring Material activity, Hospitalist and Emergency Procedures Course, has been reviewed and is accepted for up to 11.50 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians.  Term of approval begins 01/01/2016.  Term of approval is for one year from this date.  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.
This Live one-day activity, Hospitalist and Emergency Procedures Course, has been reviewed and is accepted for up to 10.0 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians.   Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with teh extent of their participation in this activity.
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. 
This Live one-day activity, Hospitalist and Emergency Procedures Course is approved by the American College of Emergency Physicians for a maximum of 10.0 hour(s) of ACEP Category I credit.
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 live one-day courses due to a reciprocal agreement with the American Academy of Family Physicians.

Live Course Learning Objectives

After participating in this educational activity, the participant 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
  • Use proper technique for each procedure
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.

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

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. 

This Live two-day activity, Hospitalist and Emergency Procedures Course is approved by the American College of Emergency Physicians for a maximum of 10.0 hour(s) of ACEP Category I credit.

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 live two-day courses due to a reciprocal agreement with the American Academy of Family Physicians.

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

Live Course Learning Objectives

After participating in this educational activity, the participant 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
  • Use proper technique for each procedure

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. PIM and HPC are committed to providing its learners with high quality CME activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial interest.  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.

Our Emergency and Hospital Procedures Course includes didactic and hands on instruction for the following procedures: