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Title: The Neuraxiom Playbook of Essential Nerve Blocks: A Handbook of Ultrasound Guided Regional Nerve Blocks
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Christian R. Falyar, DNAP, CRNA
Assistant Professor, Duke University
Assistant Program Director Duke University Nurse Anesthesia Program
Director, Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia Acute Surgical Pain Management Fellowship

James S. Furstein, PhD, DNAP, CRNA, CPNP-AC
Associate Professor, University of Cincinnati
Assistant Program Director University of Cincinnati Nurse Anesthesia Program
Associate CRNA Director, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

William L. Johnson, DNAP, CRNA



Christian Falyar is an assistant professor in the Duke University Nurse Anesthesia Program. He also serves as adjunct faculty for the AANA and Middle Tennessee School of Nurse Anesthesia’s acute pain fellowship. Dr. Falyar has taught ultrasound-based education for nearly twenty years dating back to his research in transcranial Doppler sonography in the late 1990’s. He is published in multiple peer-reviewed journals and presented numerous lectures at the local, state and national level on ultrasound-guided anesthesia procedures. For the past six years, Dr. Falyar has served as the coordinator for the open ultrasound scanning labs at the AANA Annual Congress.

James Furstein graduated from the University of Cincinnati in 2004 and has worked as a pediatric Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist since with much of his career focused on incorporating regional anesthesia in pediatric pain management. As an Associate Professor and Assistant Program Director for the Nurse Anesthesia Program at the University of Cincinnati College of Nursing, James is responsible for the curriculum covering pain, pain management, and regional anesthesia, in addition to providing hands-on instruction to students in a simulation environment. James is also Faculty for the Acute Surgical Pain Management Fellowship at the Middle Tenness School of Anesthesia where he is responsible for the pediatric and evidence-based practice content of the curriculum. In an effort to expand his purview beyond the perioperative arena, James practices as a Nurse Practitioner on the Pain Team and in the PICU at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Furthermore, he remains actively involved in research focused on pediatric pain and is currently the Primary Investigator for several ongoing clinical trials.

William Johnson has taught ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia (USGRA) techniques to nurse anesthesia students for the past five years. He obtained his Doctorate in Nurse Anesthesia Practice from Texas Wesleyan University in 2015 and has been published in the multiple peer-reviewed journals, publicly presented on USGRA techniques, and taught cadaveric USGRA workshops for the practicing CRNA. He continues to learn and practice clinically USGRA techniques in northern Tennessee while being the Director of the Acute Surgical Pain Fellowship and Doctoral Completion Programs.


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