Central Venous Catheterization (Subclavian)

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  • Sample Certificate

What you'll learn

Central venous catheterization is a common procedure carried out in a hospital setting and is used for a variety of reasons including intravenous administration of specific drugs, parenteral nutrition, hemodialysis, and to aid in the diagnosis of cardiac failure. The placement of central venous catheterization or CVC is an invasive and skill required technique which is generally performed by clinicians, techniques, nurses, nurse anesthetist, nephrologists, interventional cardiologists, Health care professionals, etc.read more »»

It is used in certain clinical situations like obtaining vascular access, central venous pressure monitoring, and during any intensive therapy. Subclavian catheters can be temporary or permanent, simple, tunneled, or connected to a port under the skin. Subclavian catheters may be single or multiple lumens, and the diameter of the catheter is also variable. To access this vein, thorough knowledge on the anatomical relationship between the internal jugular vein and the carotid artery and their position with respect to ultrasound is very important. It is essential to acquire psychomotor skills to perform venous cannulation under ultrasound guidance.

Safe placement of the venous catheters is a challenging task for health care professionals which can avoid many complications such as Damage to central veins, Pulmonary, or lung, complications, Cardiac complications, Device dysfunction, Infections, etc. Educating yourself and improving knowledge on these complications will help in expertise on central venous catheterization.

Therefore, this course teaches you how to safely prepare for and insert a central venous catheter into the subclavian vein. Including both Learn and Test modes, the online simulator offers a clinical scenario that tests your ability to perform a central venous catheterization of the subclavian vein.

Who should attend?

  • General practitioners
  • Primary care physicians
  • Undergraduate medical students (Interns)
  • Postgraduate students in medicine
  • Nurses
  • life science graduates

Key concepts covered include:

An overview of

  • Preparation for performing an ECG.
  • Basic electrophysiology of the heart.
  • Electrical heart views and properties of a 12-lead ECG.
  • How to perform an accurate 12-lead ECG.
  • Know the correct post-procedure considerations.
  • How to practice, perfect and test your skills in setting up and recording a 12-lead ECG

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*Please note certificate will be available for download post 24 hours of successful course completion with a minimum of  80% score in the quiz.

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