CVC: Traditional vs. Simulation

Infographic created by Jordon Lamping.

Our Central Venous Catheter (CVC) line placement research project began before the Jump building was complete and our goals were clear: train our resident physicians to complete this procedure better, safer and with the highest level of skill and confidence.

Central line insertion is invasive and carries the risk of serious complications such as significant bleeding, infection, venous thrombosis (blood clot), arterial cannulation (puncture) and pneumothorax (punctured lung).

The research examined the impact of implementing simulation training compared with traditional training.

Ninety-eight residents came through our program in the span of 15 months. Dedicated faculty spent a combined effort of 447 hours of training, support staff (Simulation technicians, coordinator and research assistants) spent 1400 hours preparing, executing and collecting data.

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CVC Traditional vs Simulation Infographic

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Categories: Central Veneous Catheter (CVC) Study, Research