USGRA Cadaveric Workshops|PoCUS & TEE Workshops|And more!

Course Descriptions

Advanced Cadaveric USGRA Course:
Cadavers will be utilized for needling on cadaveric specimens, 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.
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Transesophageal Echocardiography (TEE) Workshops:
High-fidelity simulators will be used to demonstrate 20 standard transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) windows and 20 cardiac pathologies. Workshop content will consist of classroom lectures, hands-on demonstration, TEE window acquisition and individualized instruction. As well, qualitative and quantitative Doppler will be used to measure valve area, ejection fraction, valve stenosis and regurgitation, pulmonary artery stenosis and cardiac output.
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Basic Cadaveric USGRA Course:
This eight-hour Ultrasound-Guided Regional Anesthesia workshop is a hands-on, basic 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. Blocks that will be taught include: interscalene, supraclavicular, infraclavicular, axillary, distal upper and lower extremity salvage blocks, fascia iliaca, PENG, popliteal plexus, femoral, adductor canal, popliteal and TAP. There will be pulsatile, cadaveric needling stations using the “Maverick Method” and “live,” side-by-side ultrasound scanning stations with fully dissected cadavers, as well as anatomic teaching by a Belmont University anatomist.
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Acute Surgical Pain Management Fellowship

Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia (MTSA) and the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) have partnered to offer a postgraduate Acute Surgical Pain Management Fellowship (ASPMF) through the graduate school located in Madison, Tennessee. The objective of this certificate program, a component of the AANA Pain Management Curriculum, is to advance the knowledge and skills of Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) in acute surgical pain management and prepare them to help meet the growing need for this evidence-based approach in the United States.

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