SOLD OUT -- Spring Ultrasound-Guided Regional Anesthesia Workshop

Sunday, March 2, 2014 - Tuesday, November 30, 1999

Basic Ultrasound-Guided Regional Anesthesia Workshop

March 2, 2014  |  REGISTER NOW 

“Basic Ultrasound-Guided Regional Anesthesia Workshop” will be offered on March 2, 2014, announced MTSA Dean/Program Administrator Chris Hulin (’06) CRNA, MBA, DNP.  The eight-hour, hands-on workshop will be taught by MTSA Director of Collaborative Learning Patrick Moss (‘98) CRNA, MS, APN.  Cost for the one-day educational offering is $650 ($50 discount for MTSA Alumni).

Course described as an “ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia workshop with hands-on basic training utilizing live scanning models, state-of-the-art ultrasound technology, and a comprehensive no-frills approach to regional anesthesia techniques for surgery and acute pain management.”  Also, “Current literature reflects the superiority of a multimodal approach in managing acute postoperative pain.”

Participants that take the course will receive the benefits of small group scanning stations as well as a re-introduction to the basic concepts of a multitude of regional anesthesia techniques. Information presented will be highly practical and immediately useful.

“Don't allow technology to intimidate you,” said Moss.  “The material will be presented in a manner which will invite learning and participation.” Anesthetists who wish to further their knowledge of regional anesthesia while incorporating the technology of ultrasound guidance should take this course.

Upon completion of the course participants will be able to:

  • Demonstrate basic ultrasound imaging strategies
  • Verbalize their understanding of several core regional anesthesia conduction blocks including the interscalene, supraclavicular, infraclavicular, and axillary approaches to the brachial plexus as well as femoral, sciatic, and popliteal blocks
  • Explain ultrasound knobology and multiple needling techniques.

Advanced Ultrasound-Guided Regional Anesthesia Workshop:

As a follow-up to this introductory course, MTSA will offer an Advanced Ultrasound-Guided Regional Anesthesia Workshop on June 1, 2014. 

Participants in the Advanced Workshop will be introduced to transversus abdominis plane (TAP) blocks which are instrumental in controlling acute pain associated with a variety of abdominal surgeries as well as the fascia iliaca compartmental block, adductor canal approach to the saphenous nerve, obturator nerve block, lateral femoral cutaneous nerve block, and the paravertebral nerve block.  Cadavers will be utilized for needling, administration of block medium, and catheter insertions.

Course Description

Course Schedule

“Basic Ultrasound-Guided Regional Anesthesia Workshop” will be offered on March 2, 2014, with a follow-up course "Advanced Ultrasound-Guided Regional Anesthesia Workshop" on June 1, 2014.

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