Interventional Pain Management Techniques
Using Fluoroscopic Guidance and Ultrasound: A Cadaver Hands-on Workshop

February 24 - 26, 2017

San Antonio, Texas

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Accreditation

Intended Audience

The ultrasound portion of the course is intended for practicing Pain Management/Medicine physicians as well as Anesthesiologists and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation physicians who wish to incorporate regional anesthesia procedures and acute pain procedures into their practice.

The fluoroscopy portion of the course is intended for practitioners who identify themselves as practicing Pain Management/Medicine physicians who seek skill improvement and/or develop new skills in interventional pain techniques.  

Learning Objectives: Ultrasound Course

Upon completion of this activity, the participant should be able to:

  • Describe indications, best practices, and contraindications for ultrasound-guided interventional pain procedures, including:
    • Ultrasound-guided injections of the head/neck such as stellate ganglion blocks, greater occipital nerve blocks, cervical medial branch blocks and facet joint injections, cervical selective nerve root blocks, and peripheral trigeminal nerve blocks.
    • Ultrasound-guided injections of the trunk and abdomen such as intercostal nerve blocks, transversus abdominis plane blocks, ilioinguinal/iliohypogastric nerve blocks, lateral femoral cutaneous nerve blocks, and genitofemoral nerve blocks.
    • Ultrasound-guided injections of the lumbosacral spine such as lumbar medial branch blocks/facet joint injections, caudal epidural injections, sacroiliac joint injections, and piriformis trigger point injections.
  • Discuss key safety considerations for each of these blocks.
  • Explain relevant head/neck, trunk/abdomen, and lumbosacral ultrasonographic anatomy in the performance of interventional pain procedures and treatment of spine, trunk, and facial pain.
  • Demonstrate accurate needle placement utilizing ultrasound for interventional pain techniques

Learning Objectives: Fluoroscopy Course

Upon completion of this activity, the participant should be able to:

  • Describe indications, best practices, and contraindications for fluoroscopy-guided interventional pain procedures, including:
    • Spinal cord stimulation trial and implantation
    • Cooled radiofrequency ablation of the sacroiliac joint and the genicular nerves of the knee
    • Vertebral augmentation including kyphoplasty and vertebroplasty
    • Simplicity ablation of the sacroiliac joint
    • Intrathecal pump implantation 
  • Discuss key safety considerations for each of these procedures.
  • Explain relevant fluoroscopic anatomy in the performance of interventional pain procedures and treatment of spine, SI joint, and knee pain.
  • Demonstrate accurate needle placement utilizing fluoroscopy for the above interventional pain techniques

Accreditation

In support of improving patient care, Dannemiller is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Physicians

Dannemiller designates this live activity for a maximum of 27.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.