Central venous catheterization is a common procedure carried out in a hospital setting, and is used for a variety of reasons including intravenous administration of specific drugs, parenteral nutrition, haemodialysis, and to aid in the diagnosis of cardiac failure. This module teaches you how to safely prepare for and insert a central venous catheter into the subclavian vein. Including both Learn and Test modes, the online simulator allows you to practice and test your ability to insert a central line into the subclavian vein, with cross-sectional animations to enable understanding. Practice the steps of the procedure online as often as you want, until you feel confident. This module is one of the foundation skills required for Year 1 post-graduate medical trainees.
The SIMTICS modules are all easy to use and web-based. This means they are available at any time as long as the learner has an internet connection. No special hardware or other equipment is required, other than a computer mouse for use in the simulations. Each of the SIMTICS modules covers one specific procedure or topic in detail. Each module contains:
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