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Medicine Procedures Lab

Medicine Procedures Lab

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Department of Medicine Procedures Lab

This bi-weekly course will help Department of Medicine residents and medical students master clinical skills, including the following:

  • Abdominal Paracentesis
  • Arterial Blood Gas Sampling
  • Arterial Cannulation
  • Arthrocentesis: Ankle
  • Arthrocentesis: Elbow
  • Arthrocentesis: Knee
  • Arthrocentesis: MCP
  • Arthrocentesis: MTP
  • Arthrocentesis: Shoulder
  • Arthrocentesis: Wrist
  • Basic Airway Management
  • Cardioversion
  • Central Venous Catheterization: Femoral Approach
  • Central Venous Catheterization: Internal Jugular Approach
  • Central Venous Catheterization: Subclavian Approach
  • Cerumen Removal
  • Coaptation Splint
  • Defibrillation
  • Dislocation Reduction of the PIP and DIP Joints
  • Epistaxis Management
  • General Splinting Techniques
  • Intravenous Cannulation
  • Local Anesthesia
  • Long Arm Splint
  • Long Leg Splint
  • Lumbar Puncture
  • Nasogastric Intubation
  • Needle Thoracostomy
  • Phlebotomy
  • Short Arm Splint
  • Short Leg Splint
  • Stapling Devices
  • Sugar Tong Splint
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thumb Spica Splint
  • Tick Removal
  • Transcutaneous Pacing
  • Transvenous Pacing
  • Ulnar Gutter Splint

Learning Objectives

  • Some sessions will be dedicated to procedural training at a wide range of skill levels, including central line placement, airway management, lumbar puncture, and arthrocentesis.
  • Other sessions will be dedicated to the management of medical emergencies, including status asthmaticus, pulmonary edema, transfusion reaction, acute respiratory failure, pneumonia, and myocardial infarction.


  • Medicine residents
  • Medical students