Advanced Ultrasound-Guided Regional Anesthesia Cadaveric Workshop

Sunday, May 7, 2023 
7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Cost: $950
MTSA alumni can qualify for a discount by contacting prior to registering for the workshop.
An alumni discount cannot be issued after registering for the workshop.

Location: MTSA Campus, 315 Hospital Drive, Madison, TN 37115

MTSA’s Advanced Ultrasound-Guided Regional Anesthesia Cadaveric Workshop is a hands-on training course designed for anesthesia providers wanting to expand their regional anesthesia skills. The curriculum focuses on advanced ultrasound-guided nerve block techniques that are used in the perioperative management of pain when commonly used procedures are contraindicated or not possible. As a hands-on offering, attendees are expected to complete the associated online material covering the essentials of each block prior to attending the workshop.

Blocks taught during the workshop include:

  • Upper Extremity
    • Costoclavicular
    • Superior trunk block
    • Suprascapular nerve block (posterior approach)
    • Axillary nerve block (at circumflex artery)
  • Lower Extremity
    • Infiltration between the popliteal artery and capsule of the knee (iPACK)
    • Anterior sciatic nerve block
    • Lateral femoral cutaneous nerve block
  • Truncal
    • Serratus anterior block
    • Quadratus lumborum block
    • Iliohyogastric and ilioinguinal blocks
    • Transversus Abdominis Plane (TAP) (posterior) block

A faculty to attendee ratio of 1:4 ensures students receive the maximum amount of time learning all aspects of regional anesthesia, with stations addressing neuromuscular assessment, catheter placement, live model scanning, and cadaveric procedural training. In addition, attendees receive cadaveric dissection instruction from trained anatomists.

Approximately six weeks prior to the course, participants will receive an email with instructions on how to access the online material, which includes approximately six hours of lecture, a post-test and course evaluation. Participants who complete all the content will receive 8 CE credits in addition to the 8 CE credits for attending the workshop and completing an evaluation.

This program has been prior approved by the American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology (AANA) for 8.00 Class A CE credits; Code Number 1042192; Expiration Date 8/4/2025. The AANA designates this program as meeting the criteria for up to 2.00 CE Credits in pharmacology and therapeutics. The online part of the program has been prior approved by the AANA for 8.00 Class A CE credits; Code Number 1042191; Expiration Date 7/30/2023.

CANCELLATION POLICY: If you are unable to attend the workshop, you are eligible to attend a future course if you cancel at least 30 days prior to the scheduled course date. You can apply your registration fee to a future workshop. We require 60 days notification of the future workshop you plan to attend.

Please dress comfortably; scrubs are the preferred attire for the workshop. Protective gowns, hats, masks, shoe covers, and gloves will be provided to all attendees. The registration fee includes lunch and afternoon snacks.

COVID Considerations: Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for learning. Although not mandatory at this time, attendees are encouraged to wear masks during the lab, and when working with cadavers. Masking requirements can change at any time at the discretion of the course coordinator.

For more information, contact Terry Owens at (615) 732-7856 or

Course Coordinator: Christian R. Falyar, DNAP, CRNA, FAANA is the Director of the Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia’s Acute Surgical Pain Management Fellowship. As a former board-certified sonographer, he has been involved in ultrasound training and education for over 20 years. He has a diverse anesthesia background, working both in independent private practice and serving on faculty at several schools of nurse anesthesia. He most recently served at the Assistant Director of the Nurse Anesthesia Program at Duke University, in Durham, NC. He has been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals, presented at the local, regional, national, and international level, and currently sits on the editorial board of the AANA Journal.

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