The Role of the Transnasal Sphenopalatine Ganglion Block in the Management of Postdural Puncture Headaches


Participants will need a computer with internet connection sufficient for streaming media. The activity is a self-paced paper. The online module order is as follows:

  1. Learning Activity
  2. Post-test
  3. Learner Self Evaluation (included in Post-test, linked above)

All components of the activity are taken online. The assessment and post-test will remain locked until the learning module is completed. To receive credit, participants must (1) read the target audience, learning objectives, and disclosure statements, (2) complete the educational activity online, and (3) complete the post-test and activity evaluation.

It is estimated that this activity will take approximately 1 hour to complete. To receive 1 credit, learner must receive a minimum score of 80% on the post-test. Two attempts are permitted to reach 80% score.

The certificate of completion is available for download once all requirements have been met and verified by the Continuing Education Coordinator. The certificate will be directly sent to the participant.

Target Audience:
Anesthesiologists & CRNAs

Individuals involved in the planning, reviewing or execution of this activity have indicated they have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Program Description
The purpose of this activity is to educate CRNAs on the Sphenopalatine Ganglion Block following neuraxial procedures as an alternative to the Epidural Blood Patch for the treatment of Post-Dural Puncture Headaches

Learning Objectives
At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the technique of administering a Sphenopalatine Ganglion Anesthetic Block
  2. Examine the advantages of Sphenopalatine Ganglion Block over and Epidural Blood Patch in the treatment of Post-Dural Puncture Headache
  3. Appraise current research examining treatment options for Post Dural Puncture Headache
  4. Formulate a plan to incorporate Sphenopalatine Ganglion Block in the treatment of Post-Dural Puncture Headache

This program has been prior approved by the American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology for 1.00 Class A CE credits; Code Number 1042746; Expiration Date 10/31/2025.