Seattle Science Foundation

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. 

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

Registration Fee
$1,900 (SGU Students)
$5,500 (Non-SGU Students)

NOTE:  St. George's University Students, please click here.  Registration fee is $1,900.
All fees include lab manual, lab supplies, all supplemental materials, snacks, and daily use of scrubs.  
(Space is limited - No refunds are available.)

Hotel Information

We have set up a discounted room block at the Silver Cloud Broadway Hotel in Seattle’s bustling Capitol Hill neighborhood.  The Silver Cloud is only a ten-minute walk to Seattle Science Foundation and allows you the option of walking through Seattle University’s lovely campus each day before the course.  Check-in and check-out dates may be adjusted on the website.

Course Dates:  Tues, May 29 – Fri, June 1
Group Name: Procedures Course 1

Group Code: SSF PC1
Booking Link: SSF Procedures Course 1
Check In: 5/28/18 -- Check Out: 6/3/18
From $229/night
Special group rate ends: 5/14/18


Course Dates:  Mon, June 18 – Thurs, June 21
Group Name: Procedures Course 2

Group Code: SSF PC2
Booking Link: SSF Procedures Course 2
Check In: 6/18/18 --  Check Out: 6/24/18
From $269/night
Special group rate ends: 6/4/18


Course Dates:  Tues, June 26 – Fri, June 29
Group Name: Procedures Course 3

Group Code: SSF PC3
Booking Link: SSF Procedures Course 3
Check In: 6/25/18 -- Check Out: 7/1/18
From $289/night
Special group rate ends: 6/11/18


Course Dates:  Mon, July 16 – Thurs, July 19
Group Name: Procedures Course 4

Group Code: SSF PC4
Booking Link: SSF Procedures Course 4
Check In: 7/16/18 -- Check Out: 7/22/18
From $269/night
Special group rate ends: 7/2/18


You are also welcome to call the hotel reservations line at (206)325-1400, select “0”
and request the group name you would like to reserve under.