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Procedure Series: Central Line

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

We here at Louisville Lectures are excited to share a new project with you that has been nearly two years in the making. When working with our incoming residents on procedure training, we noted that there were no resources that fit our needs precisely. We set about trying to define what the ideal training resource would look like. This included a first person perspective because, as everyone says, there is simply no substitute for seeing (and doing) it for yourself. We have attempted to give learners an opportunity to just this in the first installment of our Procedure Series. The production of this series with a GoPro Dual Hero allows us to also provide an optional 3D experience to allow for the viewer to perceive the depth of field that can be experienced in few other ways. 

I  hope that you will find the Procedure Series as interesting and as much of a learning experience as we have. It could not have been done without the expertise and hard work of our team. We have a great deal more to follow this, as I have dedicated a portion of my Chief year here at Louisville to obtain similar perspectives of several other procedures. As I step back from my role as Managing Director to pursue a fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Drs. Laura Bishop and Christopher Migliore will be stepping forward to help manage the long-term growth of Louisville Lectures and continuation of our current projects. I look forward to seeing even more of the impact their leadership will have on Louisville Lectures.


Michael J. Burk, M.D.

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A Louisville Lectures Production: Part of the Louisville Lectures Procedure Series

Produced by: Michael Burk, Victoria Roman, Laura Bishop, Christopher Migliore
Edited by: Victoria Roman
Original Illustrations and Visual Effects: Victoria Roman

This series has been supported in part by a grant from the W. Paul and Lucille Caudill Little Lectureship Fund

Special Thanks...

...to the wonderful patients and their families whom we are privileged to care for and to whom we will be forever grateful for their permission to help us teach others our art...

Shifat Ahmed
Chris Angus
Taylor Burkhart
Jordan Burlen
Rodrigo Cavallazzi
Dafang Chen
Karim El-Kersh
Juan Galvis
Allessandra Gearhart
Justin Geralds
Jill Gualdoni
Martin Huecker
Bilal Jalil
Praneeth Katrapati
RIchard Kim

Nate Klimchak
Jennifer Koch
Nathan Liu
Suzanne McGee
Bill Meredith
Drew Murray
Vincent Nguyen
Daniel O'Brien
Alex Pontikos
Jesse Roman
Bilal Salame
Nelson Seabrook
Sally Suliman
Dino Varajic
Corey Warf


...and to the amazing nursing staff at the University of Louisville Hospital, and especially the MICU, ER, CCU, BMT, and 7 South teams.

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