Procedural Skills Course

When and where

7 March 2018
James Cook University Hospital
Middlesbrough TS4 3BW

Past event

Procedural Skills Course

The Procedural Skills courses taking place in the Royal College of Physicians' (RCP's) Northern region have been developed to provide an introduction to safe common practical procedures within a controlled workshop environment.

These 1-day courses are aimed at doctors beginning their training as core medical trainees. Training in some practical procedures may have taken place in the foundation grade but it is important that skills are developed and widened so that the trainee in a core medical training programme becomes competent and feels confident to perform commonly required procedures.

The course runs from 8.30am to 4.30pm and includes hands-on practice, group and individual tuition, and personal feedback.

Who should attend?

CT1s training in the Health Education England North East (HEENE) region may attend this course free of charge as part of their mandatory training. Other trainees doctors may also find this course of interest. 


Course content

  • Ultrasound guided central line placement
  • Intercostal drain insertion and management
  • Tracheostomy management
  • Non-invasive ventilation
  • Paracentesis/Ascitic tap
  • Nasogastric tube placement
  • Sengstaken-Blakemore tube placement
  • Knee joint aspiration
  • Lumbar puncture
  • Elective DC cardioversion
  • Use of a temporary pacing box and external pacing machine.