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Procedural Skills

Welcome to Procedural Skills

Procedural skills courses are opportunities for mastery learning of procedures required in a provider's scope of practice.  Custom courses can also be created.

Central Line Insertion
Half day course covering safe practices for central line insertion, evidence for reducing catheter associated blood stream infections, and supervised practice inserting central lines with and without ultrasound guidance.

Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery
We are a testing site for SAGES FLS certification.  Faculty conduct sessions addressing cognitive content from the curriculum and supervised practice to proficiency in core technical tasks necessary for performance of abdominal minimally invasive surgery.

Gynecologic Surgical Skills
Weekly sessions for supervised instruction in basic surgical procedures in gynecology - covers laparoscopic skills with special focus on the constraints of pelvic geography, abdominal and vaginal hysterectomy, hysteroscopy, robotic surgery, and perineal repair.

Lumbar Puncture
Two hour courses focusing on indications for and safe performance of lumbar puncture, with supervised technical instruction.

Airway Management
Two hour courses offered approximately monthly for technical training in the use of advanced airway devices including indications for use, techniques for insertion, and management of patients requiring airway devices.

Two hour courses focusing on technical aspects of bronchoscopy performance. 

Surgical Skills
Sessions throughout the academic year to address mastery of skills related to surgical and procedural performance.  Includes Hand Sewn Anastomosis, Stapled Anastomosis, Microsurgical Techniques, Endovascular Surgery, Laparoscopic and Robotic Skills, Surgical Biopsy, Endoscopy, Thoracentesis, Chest Tube Insertion, Wound Care and Skin Flaps.

Foley Catheter Insertion, IV insertion, IM injection, Phlebotomy
One hour courses offered multiple sessions at the beginning of the academic year for medical students beginning their clinical rotations.