Central venous catheter insertion course

A half-day course for trainee doctors keen to gain or improve skills in central venous catheter (CVC) insertion. Using high-fidelity simulation models we will teach a safe and systematic approach to CVC insertion.

Learning objectives: 

  • To understand the anatomy, indications, complications and aftercare related to CVC insertion
  • To be able to insert a CVC using US guidance

Teaching & assessment methods:

  • Interactive lectures
  • Written materials
  • Hands-on ultrasound practice on models and real-life volunteers
  • Supervision & feedback from experienced faculty
  • High-fidelity simulation models


Wednesday 5 April 2023


8am to 2pm



To Book

To book your place on the course, click here (please note: you will be directed to an external website to complete your booking)


The STaR Centre, Harefield Hospital, Hill End Road

Who is this course for?

Foundation, core and higher specialty trainees in medicine, surgery, anaesthetics and emergency medicine who want to practice and perfect CVC insertion.


Dr Francesca Caliandro, consultant anaesthetist