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Central Line Course

This course uses blended learning to increase competency in decision making and effectiveness while inserting a central line. Participants must satisfactorily complete online central line insertion module prior to simulation.

This course uses blended learning to increase competency in decision making and effectiveness while inserting a central line. Participants must satisfactorily complete online central line insertion module prior to simulation.

Learning objectives

  • Perform central line placement using the correct technique
  • Identify the anatomy necessary for central line placement
  • Demonstrate proper placement of central lines
  • Show improvement in clinical skills

Expected outcomes

Upon completion of the course the learners should be able to demonstrate:

  • The ability to satisfactorily insert a central line catheter via all three major insertion sites: subclavian, internal jugular, and femoral
  • Competency in simulation central line insertion using a validated checklist for each site developed at Stanford University. Instructors will validate competency.

Audience

  • Allegheny Health Network residents

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