Procedures | Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

Procedural Experiences

Internal Medicine Residents will learn the indications, contraindications, complications, limitations, and develop technical proficiency in the following procedures:

  • ACLS
  • Venous blood sampling
  • Arterial blood sampling
  • Paracentesis
  • Thoracentesis
  • Arthrocentesis
  • Central line placement
  • Lumbar puncture 
  • Bone marrow aspiration
  • Endotracheal intubation
  • Arterial line placement

 Optional training can occur with the following procedures:

  • Pulmonary artery catheterization
  • Elective cardioversion
  • Treadmill exercise testing