National Procedures Institute

Founded in 1989, NPI teaches accredited CME procedure courses with hands-on learning.

Founded in 1989, National Procedures Institute (NPI) was established by family physician and American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) member, John L. Pfenninger, MD, to teach outpatient procedural skills to medical professionals. Today, NPI is owned by the Texas Academy of Family Physicians and offers over 30 courses per year, covering a full range of office, hospitalist, ultrasound, aesthetic


Looking for CME in 2023? NPI is hosting 4 CME conferences next year. Registration is open for San Antonio in Feb., Austin in May, and Dallas, TX, in Sept. Registration is coming soon for Charleston, SC, in Dec. Book early and save! Learn more and register now:


Season's Greetings from NPI! Wishing you and yours a happy holiday season and a Happy New Year in 2023!
*The NPI office is closed until Monday, January 2, 2023.
We look forward to seeing you next year!


Happy Thanksgiving from our NPI staff to you! We hope you enjoy your holiday week. We are thankful for all of you! NPI will be closed from Wednesday through Sunday this week. We’ll return on Mon., Nov. 28.
Looking for CME? Please visit our upcoming events:


You have 1 day left to book a course in Dallas this December and save $100. The discounted group rate at our host hotel also ends tomorrow, Nov. 16. There are seven different CME courses currently available to choose from over the December 8-11 dates. Come join NPI for our final conference of the year at the Marriott Dallas Las Colinas. Book Now:


Need CME? Finish the year off right and earn CME at NPI's Procedure Clinic in Dallas this December 8 -11. We are offering 8 various 1 and 2-day CME courses. Earn CME credits and increase your procedural knowledge for your practice. Try Colonoscopy followed by X-Ray Interpretation. Book by Nov. 16 and save $100 off your course fee. Register for 2 courses in Dallas and save $200. We have a special discounted group rate available at our host hotel for all of our attendees. We hope to see you this December!


Tomorrow, Sept. 5, is the final day to receive $100 off a CME course in San Antonio. Choose from 8 different CME courses 1 or 2 days over Sept. 15-18 and visit historic San Antonio, Texas, with plenty to see & do while you are in town. Have a Happy Labor Day Weekend! Register here:
*See the hotel tab for our special group rate at the hotel.

National Procedures Institute | CME Programs & Products - Home 09/01/2022

National Procedures Institute | CME Programs & Products - Home

Hospitalist Procedures is back and will be held on Sept. 15-16 in San Antonio! This course will review indications, contraindications techniques, consent and universal precautions, and complications of procedures commonly performed by hospitalists including lumbar puncture, procedural sedation, central line placement, intraosseous vascular lines, paracentesis, thoracentesis, thoracostomy tube, thoracic vent placement, basic airway management, intubations and adjunct airways, arterial line placement, ventilator management, hemodynamic support in shock states, and coding of these procedures. Learners will gain experience with FAST exam and the use of ultrasound equipment in hospitalist procedures. Book now: *Register for San Antonio by Sept. 5 to save $100

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We have 1 SPOT remaining in NPI's premier Joint Exam and Injections with an Introduction to Ultrasound Guidance CME course. Join us in San Antonio on September 17-18 and learn examination and injection techniques both with blind and ultrasound guided injections. There is extensive hands-on time provided to practice. Register TODAY to receive the early bird discount:


Dermatologic Procedures focuses on hands-on training for common skin procedures including skin anesthesia, skin biopsy techniques, cryosurgery, electrosurgery, nail procedures, dermoscopy, and coding. Identification and treatment of various clinical dermatologic conditions including lipomas, cysts, warts, skin tags, chalazions, abscesses, actinics, seborrheics, basal cell and squamous cell cancers, and malignant melanomas will be covered.
Join NPI September 15 & 16 in San Antonio for this comprehensive two-day CME course:
*Register by Sept. 5 to receive $100 off*


Join NPI in San Antonio for CME courses on Sept. 15-18, with 8 different courses to choose from. We are offering Allergy Testing, Contraceptive, Wound Care, Hospitalist Procedures, POCUS, Joint Injections, Derm Procedures, and HRT. The early bird discount has been extended through August 24. Register now:

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We are looking forward to a great CME conference in San Antonio on September 15-18 with 8 different courses to choose from. Book a room at our discounted rate at the well-appointed Westin San Antonio North just minutes from the airport and north of downtown San Antonio. Register for a course by August 16 and save $100:


NPI is offering our popular Allergy Testing and Immunotherapy CME course in Houston this July! Join us for the one-day course on Sunday, July 17, and earn up to 8 credits.
Register here:
This course is a model for primary care physicians wanting to learn to administer and interpret allergy tests using multiple allergy applicators, and, when indicated, initiate and carry out an immunotherapy program to completion.


Learn procedures with NPI this July in Houston. The EARLY BIRD Discount is ending today! Book a CME course and save $100. We have 8 CME courses to choose from. Join us at the Hyatt Regency Houston West between July 14-17. Register here:

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Join NPI this July! We are staying at the upscale Hyatt Regency Houston West in the Energy Corridor near the CityCentre fine dining and shopping area. Choose from 8 different CME courses to be held July 14-17. Book NOW and SAVE:


We look forward to seeing you in beautiful Phoenix this week!
NPI Phoenix will be hosted on February 17-20 at the downtown Hyatt Regency.

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Our special group rate at the Hyatt Regency Phoenix is ending today. Join NPI for a CME course, explore downtown Phoenix all in walking distance, and enjoy the 360°-views from the only revolving restaurant in Arizona on the top floor of the hotel. Make your reservation today:


We have 1 opportunity for you to learn EKG Interpretation this year and earn CME credits in Phoenix on Feb. 19-20. Book Now:

In this 2-day course you will learn the evaluation of the EKG including intervals, waves, hypertrophy, heart blocks, and infarction patterns and how to apply these principles to the interpretation and evaluation of the EKG and its relationship to clinical abnormalities such as pericarditis, electrolyte effects, as well as technical problems, lead reversal, and errors in the EKG tracing.


NPI's Mastering Protocols for Optimization of HRT has a few seats remaining in Phoenix on Feb. 17-18. Register here:
This intense 2 day mini-residency teaches everything you should know about hormones, the various types of hormones, both good and bad, problematic, and life-saving, synthetic (non-human) vs. pharmaceutical bioidentical (human identical) vs. compounded (human identical but not FDA tested or approved).


Join NPI in Phoenix on February 19-20 to learn Exercise Stress Testing. Register here:
Utilizing patient cases and video demonstration, this CME course covers the basics for cardiac ECG exercise stress testing (EST), including indications, contraindications, limitations, alternatives, equipment, and personnel needs.


Don't miss out on the opportunity to learn Suturing with NPI! We are offering our popular 2-day CME course ONLY in Phoenix on Feb. 19-20. Register here:

During this course, participants will gain insight into the anatomy of the skin, principles of healing, and basic wound care. Basic biopsy and excision techniques, suturing methods, undermining, skin stapling, and the application of adhesives will be demonstrated and practiced. An abundance of hands-on time is scheduled to refine suturing skills.


Happy New Year from National Procedures Institute! Our first procedure clinic of the year will be held in downtown Phoenix on February 17-20. We would love for you to join us and start the year off right earning CME. Choose from one of 8 CME courses and book before the Jan. 18 early bird deadline to save:


Come join us in the Houston Galleria and earn CME credits and enjoy this festive holiday display at the mall across from our conference hotel. Dermatolgic Procedures has 2 seats remaining and 4 other courses have some seats still available. The early bird rate ends Nov. 12. The hotel group rate ends today, Nov. 10, so book soon!

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NPI had a great conference in Dallas-Las Colinas with 8 CME courses offered. Thank you to all who attended! We are looking forward to our next procedure clinic in Houston this December!


Join NPI in Dallas this September 9-12 and choose from 9 different CME courses! The early bird special ends on August 12~Save $100 on your registration! Seats are filling fast, so book your course(s) soon! Our group rate at the hotel ends on August 18!


NPI Austin is 3 weeks away on May 13-16. We have a few spots left in some of our courses. Earn CME in EKG Interpretation (13-14), Exercise Stress Testing (15-16), or Dermatologic Procedures (13-14). Register for two back-to-back courses in Austin and save $200. Use discount code twocourse. Register here:

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Derm and Suture are excellent courses to take back-to-back.
“Skin excisions and repairs are introduced in the Dermatologic Procedures course and are greatly expanded upon within the Suturing course,” says James McNabb, MD, an NPI faculty member. “These essential courses provide up-to-date information and skills training on common skin conditions encountered regularly. Both sessions also address surgical coding secrets and advice on implementing these services in your practice setting.” Use twocourse for $200 off! Book now, seats are limited:


The 2021 NPI CME schedule is here and Registration is OPEN! Join us in-person for one of four conferences with several didactic and hands-on courses available. NPI maintains small class sizes and is taking extra measures to ensure the safety of our attendees. View locations, courses, agendas, and register here:
Seats are limited!


Coming this fall....the 2021 NPI CME schedule will be released! Thank you for getting through this tough year with us. We look forward to seeing you in person again! If you are not already on our email list, send an email to [email protected] to join for schedule updates! Stay safe and be well!

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NPI is still here for you! Thank you for your service on the front lines! Let us know if you are interested in booking a Private Program course where we come to you for learning and CME. Our 2021 CME schedule should be released this fall!


Thank you for all you do! 🩺 🏥


Thank you for saving lives and serving us all by working on the front lines!!!

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Join NPI this summer in The Galleria in Houston for 11 different CME courses! Book soon to save and take advantage of our amazing hotel group rate of $124 per night at the JW Marriott Houston Galleria.

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We are offering Suturing in Austin on February 27-28! Come brush up on your skills related to wound care and wound closure and earn CME. Seats available:

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Come join us this February at the cozy Omni Austin Southpark Hotel just 20 mins from the airport and 10 mins from downtown Austin. Enjoy luxury accommodations in a relaxing environment and get ahead on your CME requirements while obtaining procedural training to take back to your practice. Book soon, some classes are close to selling out and our early bird rate is still available:


Happy New Year 2020! We hope to see you in Austin, Houston, Dallas & Phoenix this year! 11/21/2019

NPI Procedure Clinic — San Antonio

NPI will be in San Antonio in 3 weeks at the lovely Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort! We still have a few seats; come join us and earn CME to wrap up 2019! NPI Procedure Clinic — San Antonio. Online registration by Cvent


TODAY is the last day of our early bird special for our December courses in San Antonio! Book now and SAVE $100 and join us at the fabulous Hyatt Regency Resort!


Join NPI in the Alamo City for an excellent winter break and CME courses. Enjoy this historic town, a beautiful piece of the hill country, and the holiday lights in San Antone! Book Now & SAVE - Dec. 12-15:


Join us in 3 weeks at the JW Marriott Houston Galleria for awesome CME and networking with your fellow docs & clinicians from across the country! Book your room by August 29 & SAVE!!



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Austin, TX

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