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.

Participants will receive the benefits of small-group “live” scanning and needling stations, low faculty-to-attendee ratios, and an individualized learning plan that suits the attendee’s needs in regional anesthesia. Information presented will be highly practical and immediately useful to the attendee’s daily clinical practice.

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

For more information, contact Bill Johnson at (615) 732-7846 or bill.johnson@mtsa.edu.

This program has been prior approved by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists for 8.00 Class A CE credits; Code Number 1038405; Expiration Date 2/22/2021. 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 Anesthetists for 8.00 Class A CE credits; Code Number 1037115; Expiration Date 2/13/2022.

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

Basic Course — February 21, 2021
Basic Course — March 21, 2021

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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