Advanced Vascular Access and more...

HIC is an intense, one day program focused explicitly on advanced vascular access & the management of critically ill, hypotensive patients. Interactive by design, HIC consists of a combination of lectures and small group, hands on sessions using simulation mannequins.
By the end of the day, you should have mastered not only the motor skill of central line insertion, but also the “where, when, why and how’s” of caring for critically ill patients.
 HIC instructors are all emergency physicians with critical care expertise. They are selected for both their clinical and teaching excellence.

Lectures include:
Pressors and Inotropes – Which and When
Pediatric Resuscitation – What’s Different
Sepsis Resuscitation – Optimizing Care
Tips for Central Line Success – Getting it Right
Central Line Complications – What Can Go Wrong

Hands on Workshops
Central Line Insertion including Internal Jugular, Subclavian & Femoral (every participant practices each one)
IO (intraosseus) Insertion
Ultrasound Assisted Line Insertion
Managing your Team in a Crisis
HIC was created and developed by four emergency physicians - Drs. Dan Howes, Jason Lord, Ian Rigby, and Ian Walker. Since 2008, it has been presented numerous times across Canada to rave reviews.

Course Details

Monday, May 1, 2017 or Tuesday, May 2, 2017

  • Registration begins at 07:30
  • Course runs from 08:00 to 16:30

Location: Fairmont Royal York Hotel, Toronto
Include cost of all course material and meals. HST (13%) is extra.
Physicians: $1395.00      
Residents $975.00 (limited availability)


May 1, 2017
May 2, 2017

Registrations for EMU attendees will be processed immediately. All other registrations will be placed on a waiting list until March 17, 2017. If space is available people on the waiting list will be contacted. 

This program meets the accreditation criteria of The College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been accredited for 25.5 Mainpro+ credits.
This event is also an Accredited Group Learning Activity (8 hours-Section 1) as defined by the maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physician and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by the Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians.

Comments from previous HIC registrants:

  • One-on-one participant to model ratio increased hands on time.
  • Presenters were dynamic & clear.
  • This was an excellent day for me (who is in the ICU daily). Speakers were engaging. A sincere thank you.
  • Every presentation & hands on workshop was relevant.
  • Your course has significantly changed our entire ED’s approach to vascular access.
  • Time well spent. Congratulations on a first class day of CME.