Non-degree Seeking Classes

Advanced Cadaveric USGRA Workshop

  • Sunday, May 7, 2017; 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • A block of previously reserved seats opened up and are now available
  • Space is limited
  • Regular cost: $300; MTSA alum and clinical proctors: $275
  • Eight (8) Hour Workshop

MTSA is offering an Advanced Cadaveric Ultrasound-Guided Regional Anesthesia Workshop on Sunday, May 7.  Cadavers will be utilized for needling, ultrasound instruction, administration of block medium, and catheter insertions. Workshop content will consist of both lecture and hands-on demonstration and instruction.

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The following blocks will be taught and demonstrated: fascia iliaca compartmental block, adductor canal approach to the saphenous nerve, obturator nerve block, lateral femoral cutaneous nerve block, quadratus lumborum, and the paravertebral nerve block.

Anatomists from a local university (trained as PhDs and DPTs) will be performing the dissection and instruction of the anatomy related specifically to regional anesthesia. These highly skilled anatomists understand the needs of CRNAs for advanced surgical pain management and will reveal and dissect exactly what is needed for this specialized approach.

Faculty for the daylong workshop includes Bill Johnson, DNAP, CRNA, Director of the Acute Surgical Pain Management Fellowship at Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia, with other faculty including Patrick Moss, DNAP, CRNA; Stace D. Dollar, MS, CRNA; and John M. Edwards III, MS, CRNA.

For more information, contact Bill Johnson at (615) 732-7846 or

Advanced Physiologic Foundations Course Description

2017 Advanced Physiologic Foundations Course Application>>

This course discusses advanced human physiologic concepts at the system, organ, cellular, and subcellular levels, with the overall goal to enhance the learner’s foundation for nursing practice. Foundational concepts; central, peripheral, and autonomic nervous systems; cardiovascular system; respiratory system; renal system; skeletal muscle/neuromuscular synapse; and smooth muscle will be discussed. Hormonal regulation will be integrated with various physiologic processes. Emphasis will be on integration of concepts as a basis for understanding interrelationships among complex physiologic processes. This course may strengthen the learner’s application for a nurse anesthesia program, but satisfactory completion of the course does not guarantee acceptance into a program as acceptance is based on a number of factors in addition to performance in one course.

Submit the completed application along with your check or money order made payable to MTSA.

Attn: Admissions
P.O. Box 417
Madison, TN 37116