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.

The following blocks will be taught and demonstrated: PECs I/II, erector spinae, infraclavicular, serratus anterior, costoclavicular, RAPTIR, quadratus lumborum, TAP (iliohypogastric/ilioinguinal, transversalis, and posterior TAP), suprascapular (anterior and posterior approaches), and paravertebral nerve blocks. Advanced approaches to upper and lower extremity will also be taught, to include: axillary at the circumflex artery, distal upper/lower USGRA blocks, and anterior sciatic.

Anatomists from a local university (trained PhDs and DPTs) will be performing the dissection and instruction of the anatomy related specifically to regional anesthesia. Simultaneous explanations of sonoanatomy will coincide with the gross anatomic dissections. These anatomists will also teach neuromuscular assessment of nerves, mapping of nerve lesions, and documentation of these findings.

Instructors: Bill Johnson, DNAP, CRNA, Director, MTSA Acute Surgical Pain Management Fellowship; Jason Crosslin MS, CRNA; Matthew Stewart MS, CRNA; MTSA Fellows.

For more information, contact Bill Johnson at (615) 732-7846 or



This program has been prior approved by the American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology for 8.00 Class A CE credits; Code Number 1039592; Expiration Date 10/24/2021. AANA designates this program as meeting the criteria for up to 2.00 CE Credits in pharmacology/therapeutics.

In addition, course attendees will be eligible to receive an additional 8 Class A CE credits by completing pre-course content, a course evaluation, and a post-test on course content. This portion of the program has been prior approved by the American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology for 8.00 Class A CE credits; Code Number 1037835; Expiration Date 8/4/2022.

Approximately three weeks prior to the course, participants will receive an electronic packet of content that includes the didactic curriculum for the course, a post-test, and evaluation of the course. Participants who complete this content are eligible for 8 CE credits, in addition to the 8 CE credits for actual attendance of the workshop and completion of evaluation.


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Cost: $750.00

Participation Limited

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Acute Surgical Pain Management Fellowship

Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia (MTSA) and the American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology (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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