2019 Hands-On EMP (Emergency Medicine Procedure) Courses

2019 Hands-On EMP (Emergency Medicine Procedure) Courses

UGEMP: Ultrasound Guided Emergency Medicine Procedures & SEMP: Simulation Emergency Medicine Procedures

Target Audience:

SEMP: Physicians practicing emergency care; also open to interprofessional teams of physicians, nurses, paramedics, and respiratory therapists

UGEMP: Emergency physicians, rural physicians, family physicians, pediatricians, intensive care physicians, anesthetists, trauma physicians, hospitalists, internal medicine physicians, residents, IMGs

Course Format: Hands-on simulation course using highly-realistic task-trainers and human patient simulators combined with pre-course online modules, 24 participants max
  • May 10, 2019
  • Oct 10, 2019
  • Oct 11, 2019
  • Nov 8, 2019
VGH Simulation Centre - Blackmore Pavillion
899 W 12th Avenue
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May 10: UGEMP
Oct 10: SEMP
Oct 11: UGEMP
Nov 8: UGEMP


More details to come - save the dates for these popular hands on courses that sell out quickly!

Skills Gained

The SEMP course allows physicians providing emergency care to acquire, review and practice their skill in essential life-saving emergency procedures including:

  • Needle cricothyrotomy and transtracheal jet ventilation
  • Open cricothyrotomy
  • Needle thoracostomy
  • Guide-wire chest tube placement
  • Intraosseous vascular access in adults
  • Intraosseous vascular access in children
  • Pericardiocentesis
  • Central line vascular access, landmark technique
  • Ultrasound-guided central line vascular access
  • Crisis resource management and strategies to reduce cognitive errors.


  • Thoracentesis
  • Chest Tube Placement, open and Seldinger techniques
  • Central venous line placement
  • Peripheral intravenous line placement
  • Pericardiocentesis
  • abcess drainage
  • Subcutaneous Foreign Body localization and removal
  • Arthrocentesis
  • Lumbar Puncture
  • Paracentesis


UGEMP: Physician $1120.00
SEMP: Physician $960.00
            Allied Health $305.00
*Save $10 by registering online* 

Course fee includes course materials, light breakfast, refreshments and lunch, all lectures, and use of  Simulation Center facilities on the course day.

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