Advanced Cadaveric Ultrasound-Guided Regional Anesthesia Workshop

Sunday, Oct. 17, 2021  |  8 a.m.
Cost: $750
Location: MTSA Campus, 315 Hospital Drive, Madison, TN

This eight-hour Ultrasound-Guided Regional Anesthesia workshop is a hands-on, advanced training course utilizing cadavers and “live” scanning models, state-of-the-art ultrasound technology, and a comprehensive, highly practical approach to regional anesthesia techniques for surgery and acute pain management.

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

The following blocks will be taught and demonstrated: PECs I/II, erector spinae, infraclavicular, serratus anterior, costoclavicular, RAPTIR, quadratus lumborum, TAP (iliohypogastric/ilioinguinal, transversalis, and posterior TAP), suprascapular (anterior and posterior approaches), and paravertebral nerve blocks. Advanced approaches to upper and lower extremity will also be taught, to include: axillary at the circumflex artery, distal upper/lower USGRA blocks, and anterior sciatic.

Anatomists from a local university (trained PhDs and DPTs) will be performing the dissection and instruction of the anatomy related specifically to regional anesthesia. Simultaneous explanations of sonoanatomy will coincide with the gross anatomic dissections. These anatomists will also teach neuromuscular assessment of nerves, mapping of nerve lesions, and documentation of these findings.

Instructors: Bill Johnson, DNAP, CRNA, Director, MTSA Acute Surgical Pain Management Fellowship; Jason Crosslin MS, CRNA; Matthew Stewart MS, CRNA; MTSA Fellows.

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

This program has been prior approved by the American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology for 8.00 Class A CE credits; Code Number 1039592; Expiration Date 10/24/2021. AANA designates this program as meeting the criteria for up to 2.00 CE Credits in pharmacology/therapeutics.

In addition, course attendees will be eligible to receive an additional 8 Class A CE credits by completing pre-course content, a course evaluation, and a post-test on course content. This portion of the program has been prior approved by the American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology for 8.00 Class A CE credits; Code Number 1037835; Expiration Date 8/4/2022.

Approximately three weeks prior to the course, participants will receive an electronic packet of content that includes the didactic curriculum for the course, a post-test, and evaluation of the course.

CANCELLATION POLICY: If you find that you will not be able to attend the workshop, we require adequate notice, within 30 days of the workshop, to be eligible to attend another course. Should you give the aforementioned notice, you will be eligible to apply these funds to a future workshop. In order to be registered for a future workshop under these circumstances, we require notification 60 day prior to the workshop you wish to attend.

Participation limited.

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