Femoral 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, internal jugular 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 femoral line placement and ultrasound-guided central line insertion.

Our femoral line 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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Femoral Line Course

Femoral Line Lab Photos

Femoral Line Video

Femoral Line Video

 

Femoral Line Placement Course trains students in:

 

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

Femoral Line Placement Photos

Central Line Placement Reference Card

Central Line Placement Reference Card

Central Line Placement Reference Card

Femoral Line Placement Blogs

Which cirrhotic patients are at high risk for bleeding during hospital procedures?

by Joseph Esherick, M.D., FAAFP, FHM

The standard tests to assess bleed risk do not accurately predict bleed risk in cirrhotic patients during bedside procedures.

Simulation Based Training for Central Venous Catheters

by Rick Rutherford, M.D., FAAFP

Balancing patient safety with trainee experience presents an ongoing challenge in medicine. Simulation based training has been proposed as a tool to improve the safety of bedside procedures, but has not been rigorously studied. This metaanalysis reviews the evidence available and evaluates whether simulation based training improves success rates for central venous catheter placement.

Ultrasound-guided Central Venous Access: Are Landmarks a Thing of the Past?

by Rick Rutherford, M.D., FAAFP

Ultrasound has improved the safety and efficiency of a wide range of procedures including ultrasound-guided central line insertion

In plane ultrasound-guided central line placement is preferred over out-of-plane technique

by Joseph Esherick, M.D., FAAFP, FHM

A study from an urban EM residency program determined that in-plane ultrasound-guided central venous catheterization is superior to out-of-plane ultrasound-guided central line placement.

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