Essentials of Ultrasound-Guided Regional Anesthesia Cadaveric Workshop

Sunday, September 8, 2024
7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Cost: $950 (includes lunch and afternoon snacks)
Location: MTSA Campus, 315 Hospital Drive, Madison, TN 37115

The Essentials of USGRA Cadaveric Workshop is designed to enhance participants’ understanding and skill set in ultrasound-guided nerve blocks commonly used for perioperative pain management. Simulated experiences with cadaveric specimens provide practical applications of the knowledge acquired through online course materials. Guided by anatomists, participants engage in cadaveric dissections, practice needling techniques on whole-body cadavers, refine their scanning techniques through live model scanning, and collaborate with regional anesthesia experts in a 1:4 faculty-to-attendee ratio.


Workshop Attire: 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.

Discount: MTSA alumni qualify for a 10% discount. Please contact prior to registering for a workshop. An alumni discount CANNOT be issued after registering for the workshop.

Blocks taught during the workshop include:

  • Upper Extremity
    • Interscalene brachial nerve block
    • Supraclavicular nerve block
    • Axillary plexus nerve block
  • Lower Extremity
    • Femoral nerve block
    • Adductor canal Block
    • Popliteal block
  • Truncal
    • Transversus abdominus plane (TAP) block
    • Rectus sheath nerve block
    • Erector spinae


  • State the appropriate indications and contraindications for each USGRA block
  • Relate transducer placement to functional anatomy
  • Identify essential sonoanatomy
  • Demonstrate safe needling technique to avoid iatrogenic injury when performing USGRA blocks
  • Verbalize the appropriate local anesthetic concentration and volume, based on the USGRA block indication
  • Explain optimal local anesthetic placement and distribution
  • State risks, side effects, and complications when performing each USGRA block
  • Perform a neuromuscular assessment of the upper and lower extremities evaluating for muscular strength and the location of nerve lesions when deficits are present

Cancellation Policy:

To better accommodate the high demand for our courses and minimize the need for refunds, we kindly request that you provide us with as much advanced notice as possible.

If you are unable to attend the workshop, you may transfer to another workshop.

  • A fee of $95 will be charged to transfer to a different workshop date if rescheduled more than 6 weeks prior to the original workshop date.
  • A fee of $150 will be charged to transfer to a different workshop date if rescheduled less than 6 weeks prior to the original workshop date.

If you cannot attend a different course, we will issue refunds at the following rates:

  • 8 weeks prior to the workshop: 80% refund
  • 6-8 weeks prior to the workshop: 50% refund
  • Less than 6 weeks prior to the workshop: No refunds, but you may transfer to another scheduled workshop for a fee of $150.

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 as 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.

AANA CE Credits:

This workshop has been prior approved by the American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology (AANA) for 8.00 Class A CE credits; Code Number 1043460; Expiration Date 9/30/2024. The AANA designates this workshop as meeting the criteria for up to 2.00 CE Credits in pharmacology and therapeutics. The online coursework has been prior approved by the AANA for 8.00 Class A CE credits; Code Number 1041436; Expiration Date 2/9/2025.

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