Simbionix Virtual Reality Bronchoscopy Simulator
The ultrasound guided central venous catheterization simulation module includes a pre-course reading and video review. The class will begin with a 30 minute introduction and overview. During this time, key anatomical landmarks, indications for internal jugular central venous catheters (CVCs), techniques of placing CVCs, and complications, will be discussed.
The next 1 ½ hours will be dedicated to simulation of placement of a central venous line via the internal jugular approach using real-time ultrasound guidance. Familiarity with ultrasound equipment, identification of anatomy on ultrasound in the long and short axis, and how to prepare for USG-CVC insertion will be reinforced with a hands-on approach using a high-fidelity phantom. There will be time allotted for individual and group feedback as well as question and answer.
For questions about enrollment dates and times, contact:
Shawn P.E. Nishi, MD
Associate Professor & Program Director:
Division of Pulmonary Critical Care & Sleep Medicine
301 University Blvd., Galveston, TX 77555-0561
5.140 John Sealy Annex