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Procedures Course

SEMPA is working on setting dates for a future course. If you would like to be among the first to know when the next Procedures Course will be held, please sign our Procedures Course Interest List.
By signing the list, we will send you updates as they become available and you will have the opportunity to be among the first to register for the course when registration opens. 


Take your emergency medicine skills to the next level with hands-on training on life-saving emergency medicine procedures at the SEMPA Procedures Course.

During this day-and-a-half course, you will engage in procedural education through hands-on training with high-fidelity trainers. There will also be a procedural anatomy demonstration by instructors on human cadavers. Participants will have access to the demonstration cadavers.


  • Limited to 50 participants
  • All hands-on
  • Small group sizes
  • Perform lifesaving procedures on high fidelity simulators
  • Course held at a high-tech simulation center
  • Procedural cadaver experience
  • Fulfill your EM-CAQ requirements
  • Extensive opportunities for supervised practice
  • Pre-course materials available to enhance the learning experience
  • Faculty are emergency medicine trained and emergency medicine educators
  • Meal included


Day 1

Rotation Time
Airway (BLS adjuncts/BVM/DL) 8:00 am - 9:00 am
Airway (Rescue Devices/VL) 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Break 10:00 am - 10:15 am
LP (Blind/US) 10:15 am - 11:15 am
Arthrocentesis / IO 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Lunch 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
Central Lines 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm
Chest Tubes / Needle Decompression 2:15 pm - 3:15 pm
Break 3:15 pm - 3:30 pm
Peritonsillar Abscess / Paracentesis 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Thoracentesis / A line 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Day 2

Rotation Time
Lab time for extra practice and procedural anatomy demonstration by instructors on human cadavers (limited hands-on experience with cadavers) 8:00 am - 12:00 pm