Hospitalist and Emergency Procedures ONLINE CME Course is organized by Hospital Procedures Consultants (HPC).

Release Date: 1/1/2022
Expiration Date: 1/1/2024

Estimated Time to Complete the Activity: 11.5 hrs

Program Description:
The Hospitalist and Emergency Procedures CME course is an Internet Online CME curriculum that 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 was completely updated in 2019 and is geared towards Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Medical Students, Resident Physician, and Military Physicians. The CME course will be comprised of 19 online modules that will cover the indications, contraindications, techniques, complications, fluid analysis, and coding of these procedures. Topics covered include the following:
• Informed consent
• Procedural sedation
• Central line placement – ultrasound-guided and landmark-guided
• Intraosseous line placement
• Ultrasound-guided peripheral IV placement
• Ultrasound-guided arterial line placement
• Point-of-care ultrasound including E-FAST and RUSH exams
• Mechanical ventilation
• Needle thoracostomy
• Basic suturing
• Tube thoracostomy including wire-directed pigtail catheter placement
• Ultrasound-guided thoracentesis
• Lumbar puncture
• Ultrasound-guided paracentesis
• Endotracheal intubation
• Video laryngoscopy intubations
• Stylet-guided intubations
• Laryngeal mask airway placement
• King tube placement
• Performing procedures in patients with thrombocytopenia, cirrhosis or who are on anticoagulation or antiplatelets

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. Additionally, you will have access to a bonus module from 2022 on how to perform procedures in patients with thrombocytopenia, cirrhosis or who are on anticoagulation or antiplatelets.

Planned updates every 12 months will cover any updates in procedural medicine and keep the learner up to date as new techniques and recommendations arise.

Included with the purchase of this product is the indefinite access to our complete HPC Procedure Video Bundle which contains 27 full-length narrated videos of the most common bedside procedures essential for working in the ER, ICU, and hospital wards.  $165 package value complimentary with purchase! Additionally, you will receive complimentary with this product the following:
• PDFs of all the lectures
• An airway management handout that summarizes all aspects of airway management
• A primer on Point-of-care ultrasound exams including an introduction to ultrasound probes and a review of the RUSH exam, E-FAST exam and ultrasound-guided vascular access
• Access to the HPC Adult Critical Care and Emergency Drug Reference Card
• A new bonus lecture about safely performing bedside procedures in patients with thrombocytopenia, coagulopathy, cirrhosis or who are anticoagulated

Statement of Need:
Recent surveys of learners working in the emergency room, intensive care unit, and other hospital departments identified safety and competency in bedside procedures and competency with diagnostic ultrasound as the target audience’s primary educational need for medical procedures. Given recent advances in procedural medicine, there is a strong educational need to provide clinicians with expert-led insights into the indications, contraindications, technique, and complications of the most common bedside procedures performed in the ER, ICU, and hospital wards. In addition, these clinicians need to learn how to interpret the lab studies and data obtained from these bedside procedures. Furthermore, learners show knowledge gaps regarding procedural sedation, mechanical ventilation, informed consent, the peri-procedural management of antiplatelets.and antithrombotics, and the nuances of performing bedside procedures in patients with renal or hepatic dysfunction. Finally, there is a knowledge gap for procedural coding and in the information required for appropriate procedural documentation.

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this activity, the participants will be better able to:
• Define the indications and contraindications for the hospital procedures
• Identify the pertinent anatomy, patient positioning and proper technique for hospital procedures
• Understand the common complications of the various procedures
• Choose the appropriate management of complications should they occur
• 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


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