Netter's Clinical Procedures Course


In many settings, healthcare professionals are called upon to perform specialized medical procedures. These invasive techniques are essential for patient care but must be executed properly to avoid complications and minimize patient morbidity.  However, while learning such procedures, health-related professionals are often placed in stressful environments to learn the complex and multiple steps involved in these clinical procedures. Therefore, effectively learning these can be a challenge for any learner.

The specialized and unique four-day Seattle Science Foundation Clinical Procedures course introduces and teaches the student the most commonly performed therapeutic and diagnostic procedures in a non-threatening and relaxed environment, in a state-of-the-art bio-skills laboratory designed to mimic an actual operating theater and using fresh human cadaveric tissues. Lectures are designed to emphasize the relevant anatomy and technique for each of the procedures and are followed by a hands-on laboratory to practice the maneuvers under the supervision of practicing clinical anatomists, physicians, and surgeons. The course focuses on 20 procedures that medical practitioners might encounter in daily clinical or emergency settings. These include but are not limited to the following:

Vascular Access

  • Central Venous Catheterization
  •  Venous Cutdown

Spine and Extremities

  • Lumbar Puncture
  • Shoulder Joint Aspiration
  • Knee Joint Aspiration
  • Digital Nerve Block
  • Fasciotomy 

Head and Neck

  • Occipital Nerve Block
  • Burr Hole Craniotomy
  • Nasogastric Tube Placement
  • Endotracheal Intubation
  • Tracheostomy
  • Tracheotomy
  • Dental Nerve Block

Skin and Nail

  • Suturing techniques and Ingrown Toenail Removal

Thorax and Abdominopelvic Cavities

  • Intercostal Nerve Block
  • Thoracostomy
  • Thoracentesis
  • Pericardiocentesis
  •  Diagnostic Peritoneal Lavage
  • Urinary Bladder Catheterization
  • Extended Focus Assessment with Sonography for Trauma

Registration Information

Course Fee
All fees include lab manual, lab supplies, all supplemental materials, snacks, and daily use of scrubs.  
(Space is limited - No refunds are available.)