This half day course provides you with the knowledge and skills to safely prepare for and insert a central venous catheter (CVC). You will be given the opportunity to practice catheter insertion in a safe environment whilst being supervised by experienced faculty members.
Developing your catheter insertion skills will take time, but this course aims to provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to safely prepare for and insert central venous catheters. During the course you will learn about:
- Indications and Device Selection
- Infections and Infection Control
- Insertion Complications
- Post-Insertion Care
This course is for F1, F2, Core & HST trainees who wish to develop and improve their catheter insertion skills.
If you are a Regional CT1 or CT2 please contact the Course Administrator for further assistance.
This course combines face-to-face and online activities in a seamless and complementary flow of learning.
Prior to joining us on the day, you’ll be enrolled on to our bespoke Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) where we encourage you to access a range of pre-reading activities prior to attending the face-to-face session. Within this suite of resources we ask you to complete a short self-assessment to help us tailor the face-to-face session to your existing knowledge and skills.
During the face-to-face component of the course, you’ll have the opportunity to further deepen your learning by asking questions of our experienced faculty who will be supervising you as you practice your catheter insertion skills on one of our clinical skills manikins.
Once you have successfully completed all components of the course you will be issued with a Directly Observed Procedures (DOPS) certificate and certificate of attendance - downloadable via our VLE to add to your ePortfolio or use as evidence in your ARCP.
“Great course. Presentations were interesting and the course material provided was very useful. Very interesting experience with ultrasound guided line insertion.”
“An excellent course. Very helpful and enthusiastic facilitators.”
In the event you need to cancel your place on this course, the following terms and conditions apply:
- If you have notified us at least 30 days prior to the commencement date of the course, your course fees will be returned minus a £10.00 administration fee. If you have received any course materials these must be returned prior to any refund.
Cancellation of your place within 30 days will result in a loss of all fees.