Skill-Based Courses

CAMLS offers a myriad of nationally recognized courses and courses developed at CAMLS through the USF Health Continuing Professional Development department housed at CAMLS. Courses are offered throughout the year. Courses are geared toward a wide variety of specialties and are for doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals. Review the list of courses offered and click each course title to read a description of what the course offers.

Basic Suturing Workshop
This entry-level course trains learners to demonstrate basic suturing skills including suturing wounds, tying knots and removing suture/staples.
Chest Tube Insertion, Adult
Provides didactic and simulation experience on proper placement and evaluation of chest tubes and on the physiology of pneumothorax and hemothorax.
Difficult Airway
Provides didactic and simulation experience regarding the pathophysiology of a threatened airway, proper use and placement of common intubation tools, and the utilization of a difficult airway algorithm.
Fundamentals of Endoscopic Surgery (FES) Testing
FES Testing is useful in assessing whether or not a practicing surgeon possesses the basic knowledge and skills fundamental to the performance of gastrointestinal endoscopic surgery.
Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery (FLS) Testing
FLS Testing measures cognitive knowledge, case/problem management skills and manual dexterity. The FLS program content has been endorsed by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and is a joint educational offering of SAGES and ACS. FLS is also CME accredited.
Introduction to Ultrasound
Provides didactic education and simulation experience in the application of diagnostic ultrasound at the site of care to evaluate the emergency/trauma patient for pneumothorax, pericardial effusion and cardiac tamponade; the adult patient for diseases of the biliary, urinary and circulatory abnormalities; the pregnant patient for a differential diagnosis of ectopic pregnancy, examination of the fetus during first trimester; and evaluation of the patient with undifferentiated shock and possible DVT. The course also addresses proper image orientation, transducer preparation, and protocols in ultrasound guided procedures such as vascular access, pericardiocentesis, and thoracentesis.
Ultrasound Guided Central Line
Provides didactic and simulation experience in the indications/contraindications, advantages/disadvantages, and potential complications of ultrasound-guided central line access.
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