Innovations in Bedside Procedures

This full-day, comprehensive bioskills course includes a combination of expert lecture, hands-on training, simulation instructions, and human tissue skills training to master common bedside procedures in critically ill patients. Course attendees will receive a certificate of attendance upon completion.

  • Percutaneous dilatation tracheostomy
  • Wire-guided chest tube insertion

Course objectives

  • Identify appropriate patient candidates for percutaneous tracheostomy and chest tube placement.
  • Demonstrate proper procedural preparation.
  • Demonstrate adequate bronchoscopy skills and upper airway management during percutaneous procedures.
  • Use appropriate technique for percutaneous tracheostomy and chest tube placement.
  • Manage complications of percutaneous tracheostomy and chest tube placement.
  • Review privileging, credentialing, and billing for percutaneous tracheostomy.

Who should attend?

  • Critical care intensivists
  • Critical care/trauma/acute care surgeons
  • General surgeons and surgical residents
  • Thoracic and cardiothoracic surgeons
  • Otolaryngologists and head/neck surgeons
  • Other interventional attendings and fellows

When and where?

LocationDatesMeeting code
UCSD Center for the Future of Sugery
9500 Ave, La Jolla, CA
November 9, 2019 Vista-CC-110919
ASTEC (Advanced Surgical Technology and Education Center) Fairfax Hospital
3300 Gallows Road, Falls Church, VA
December 6, 2019 Vista-CC-120619


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Direct any questions or concerns
about this event to:
Matt Repasy

Global Manager, Training
and Clinical Support
Cook Medical
750 Daniel’s Way

Bloomington, IN 47402

Office: 812.339.2235

Cell: 708.650.0662