Simulation Education at Banner Health  

Central Venous Catheter Insertion

Dr. Cho at Banner Simulation Center  

Banner Simulation Education offers a course in central venous catheter (CVC) insertion for physicians.

We educate the practitioner on relevant indications, procedural aspects and complications of the operation and help generate the motor skills necessary for safe and efficient line placement.

The two-part curriculum is composed of independent and supervised direction.

Initially the student will review a computer-based didactic sessions well as a take-home journal article. After passing a qualifying examination, the student will participate in an in-class didactic session and line placement exercise.

The course culminates with the student undergoing a rigorous evaluation of motor skills and assessment of competence with regards to the encompassing procedural aspects related to central line placement.

 Course Objectives

  • Describe indications and contraindications to central venous catheterization
  • Describe and perform the procedure of internal jugular and subclavian vein catheterization with regards to:
    • patient positioning
    • sterile precautions
    • anatomical features and landmarks
    • insertion technique
    • post-placement radiograph interpretation
  • Describe the common complications of central venous catheter insertion
  • Describe treatment for the common complications of central venous catheterization
  • Describe and perform the procedure of ultrasonographic guidance for internal jugular vein catheterization
  • Describe some infection control issues/controversies with central line placement:
    • hand washing
    • use of maximal sterile barriers
    • use of chlorhexidine
    • preparation relevance of catheter insertion site
    • lack of benefit from antibiotic ointment
    • recommendation to not use prophylactic antibiotic
    • prompt removal of unnecessary lines

 2010 Course Dates and Times

Tuesday, April 27 8 a.m. to noon
Friday April 30 8 a.m. to noon
Wednesday June 2 8 a.m. to noon
Friday June 4 8 a.m. to noon
Monday Aug. 9 8 a.m. to noon
Thursday Aug. 12 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday Sept. 13 8 a.m. to noon 
Thursday Sept. 16 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Wednesday Oct. 20 8 a.m. to noon
Thursday Oct. 21 8 a.m. to noon
Tuesday Nov. 16 8 a.m. to noon
Wednesday Nov. 17 8 a.m. to noon

Course Times Subject to Change -- Contact Center for Pricing

 Category 1 Physician CME Credit
Banner Health is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing education for physicians.
Banner Health designates this education activity for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with extent of their participation in the activity.

To register, call 602-839-2500 or E-mail

Registration is final when you receive a confirmation e-mail. If you do not receive a confirmation e-mail within 48 hours, please call us.


Simulation Education at Banner Health
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