Hospital Procedures Consultants is a company dedicated to providing quality, comprehensive, evidence-based procedural education to emergency and hospitalist healthcare providers.  The founders and lead instructors, Drs. Joseph Esherick and Richard Rutherford, are accomplished clinicians and procedural educators with successful track records who have been teaching this subject material for a combined 18 years.  Hospital Procedures Consultants will be training practicing hospitalists, emergency physicians, and midlevel providers who are interested in developing their procedural skills.  

The lead instructors for this course are energetic and skilled educators who have routinely received stellar post-training evaluations from their respective students.  Their knowledge, dedication, and teaching methodology combine to create a dynamic course for their students.  Hospital Procedures Consultants will strive to become recognized as the pre-eminent provider of procedural education in hospitalist and emergency procedures.  We are committed to advancing the science of procedural medicine and to training procedurally competent healthcare providers.  

The Hospitalist and Emergency Procedures course is a two-day course that is continually updated, comprehensive and will include significant ultrasound education.  The courses will have a combination of integrated lectures using procedural videos and hands-on skills labs.

Our courses limit the number of students to forty to allow ample hands-on instruction and individualized education with the goal that every student develops the knowledge and skills necessary to begin performing these procedures at their respective institutions.  

The course will split the students into two groups of twenty.  The students in Room 1 the first day will learn about vascular access, arterial line placement, hemodynamic monitoring, mechanical ventilation, and will include skills labs in vascular access and ultrasound.  The students in Room 2 the first day will learn about informed consent, procedural sedation, tube thoracostomy, thoracentesis, lumbar puncture, paracentesis, airway management, and will include skills labs in airway management, lumbar puncture, thoracentesis, chest tube placement, paracentesis, pneumothorax evacuation, and needle decompression.  The students will switch rooms on the second day so that they learn all the other procedural skills that were not covered on their first day.

The course will be an ACCME-accredited course that provides 18 hours of Category 1 AAFP and AMA PRA CME credit, 18 hours of Category 2 AOA CME credit, and 18 hours of MAINPRO-M1 credit for the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC).