Advanced Cadaveric Ultrasound-Guided Regional Anesthesia Workshop

Cadavers will be utilized for needling on pulsatile specimens using the “Maverick Method,” ultrasound instruction, administration of block medium, and catheter insertions.  Workshop content will consist of classroom lectures, hands-on demonstrations, “live” model scanning, and individualized instruction utilizing high faculty-to-attendee ratios.

The following blocks will be taught and demonstrated: fascia iliaca compartmental, adductor canal approach to the saphenous nerve, IPACK, PEC I/II, erector spinae, infraclavicular, costoclavicular, RAPTIR, quadratus lumborum, TAP (iliohypogastric/ilioinguinal, transversalis, and posterior TAP), and the paravertebral nerve blocks.

The following topics will also be covered:

The following variations on infraclavicular blocks will be covered:

  • Costoclavicular
  • Combination of posterior cord (infraclavicular) and the suprascapular nerve block using the RAPTIR approach for a COPD patient undergoing shoulder surgery.
  • Suprascapular (classic approach and supraclavicular approach)
  • Axillary nerve at the quadrangular space

Anatomists from a local university (trained PhDs and DPTs) will be performing the dissections and instruction of the anatomy related specifically to regional anesthesia.

Faculty for the daylong workshop includes: Bill Johnson, DNAP, CRNA, Director of the MTSA Acute Surgical Pain Managment Fellowship; Stace Dollar, MS, CRNA; John M. Edwards, III, MS, CRNA; and MTSA Acute Pain Fellows.

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

CE Credit

This program has been prior approved by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists for 8.00 Class A CE credits; Code Number 1035765; Expiration Date 8/5/2018.

AANA designates this program as meeting the criteria for up to 2.00 CE Credits in pharmacology/therapeutics.

Course ID: 94166


Participation limited

Presented by: Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia

 315 Hospital Drive, Madison, Tennessee

“Reflecting Christ in Anesthesia Education”

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