NSPM Phase 3 Course (up to 20 CEUs) June 8, 2019

January 21st, 2017

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NSPM Phase 3 Radiofrequency Ablation Course
(up to 20 CEUs with lecture, online content and hands on cadaver based injection practice)

June 8, 2019

Location
Meridian Idaho (12 miles from Boise)
Idaho State University –Meridian
1311 East Central Drive
Meridian, ID 83642

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Registration is $2,250


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ce2 Phase 3 NSPM RFA Course Agenda
June 8, 2019

***up to 20 CE hours with online content

This course is designed to establish the foundational knowledge to engage in procedures utilizing neurolytic radiofrequency energy. The principles of radiofrequency energy to ablate nerves in the neuraxial region as well as peripheral nerves will be explored, discussed in a didactic setting and demonstrated through cadaveric and simulation models with fluoroscopy and ultrasound imaging. The goal of this course is to impart a foundational understanding of the technology, a robust discussion of its safe use in NSPM practice and to allow needle placement and optimization techniques.

Faculty
Brain Bradley CRNA
Scott Rigdon CRNA MPH
Ryan Shedd CRNA
Steve Martini MD

Key Features:

  • This is a one day course with up to 20 CEs. 9 lecture and hands on and 6 pre-course online CEs and 5 online CEUs of choice.
  • The Idaho State University Cadaver Lab is outfitted with State of the Art Radiographic and Ultrasound equipment.
  • Easy schedule for busy CRNAs.
  • Highly experienced CRNAs Leading Course

Pre  Course Online Content ( 6 online CEUs) 

  1. Radiation Safety Module: unless previously completed

 

  1. Understanding radiofrequency technology and its safe use in NSPM practice.
    • Examine the technological underpinnings of clinical radiofrequency technology
    • Discuss the growth of radiofrequency technology and its safe use in the clinical setting
  1. Lumbar facet physical exam, imaging and history which leads to an “index of suspicion” for facet generated pain and meeting the LCD requirements for procedural approval
    • Examine the current LCD requirements and physical exam indications for lumbar facet protocols
    • Illustrate the physical exam techniques for establishing a working diagnosis of potential facet disease.
  1. NSPM procedures directed at chronic knee pain: Geniculate nerve anatomical considerations, pain generation, nerve testing and optimal nerve lesioning with radiofrequency energy using ultrasound and fluoroscopic imaging techniques.
    • Examine the current literature related to geniculate nerve pain, testing through NSPM techniques and establishing a working diagnosis to proceed with RFA.
    • Illustrate through case study the process of patient selection, procedural work up and approval for RFA procedures.
  1. Case Studies in Lumbar Radiofrequency Treatment: Working through establishing a working diagnosis to radiofrequency treatment of chronic facet generated pain.
    • Examine case studies and treatment plans for lumbar facet generated pain.
    • Discuss treatment plans for patients with suspected and/or confirmed facet generated pain and the process of working up to radiofrequency treatment
  1. Case Studies in Geniculate Radiofrequency Treatment: Working through establishing a working diagnosis to radiofrequency treatment of chronic knee joint, geniculate nerve mediated pain. 
    • Examine case studies and treatment plans for chronic knee joint pain.
    • Discuss treatment plans for patients with suspected and/or confirmed geniculate nerve generated pain and the process of working up to radiofrequency treatment

 

 

Saturday June 8th 8-17:00

Meridian Idaho (12 miles from Boise)

Idaho State University –Meridian

1311 East Central Drive

Meridian, ID 83642

9 CEUs Cadaver Lab

CEUs Pre-Course Online

 

7:30-8:00

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8:00-9:00 (1.0 CE)

Introduction to the course and guided open session to review course content

  • Examine and review the course content from the pre-course lectures
  • Discuss radiofrequency technology, relevant lumbar and knee joint anatomy
  • Illustrate radiation safety procedures or the cadaver lab

 

9:00-10:00 (1.0 CE)

Radiofrequency technology system differences, optimized performance and troubleshooting.

  • Examine current radiofrequency ablation systems available for use
  • Discuss the technological differences between systems and insightful troubleshooting for each system.

 

10:00—11:00 (1.0 CE)

Ultrasound scanning for geniculate nerve location and intra-articular injections.

  • Discuss the relevant ultrasound scanning techniques for placing ultrasound guided geniculate nerve injections and radiofrequency lesions.
  • Illustrate and discuss the relevant sonographic anatomical structures of the knee joint and geniculate terminal targets.

 

11:00-11:30

Working Lunch: Managing post RFA pain from procedural pharmacologic intervention to follow up. Focus on intra-procedural medication utilization to post procedural management of pain.

  • Discuss and examine current treatment of post radiofrequency neuralgia pain
  • Examine case studies and treatment plans for post RFA residual pain

 

11:30-14:00 (2.5 CE)

Cadaver Lab: Hands on needle placement for lumbar facet RFA trajectories and the process of establishing safe sensory and motor testing and initiating a neurolytic ablation lesion.

  • Illustrate hands on techniques for needle placement for RFA of the lumbar spine
  • Practice hands on cadaveric placement of RFA needles.

 

14:00-16:30 (2.5 CE)

Hands on needle placement of Geniculate Nerve test blocks, RFA needle optimization, testing and troubleshooting.

  • Illustrate hands on techniques for needle placement for RFA procedures of the geniculate nerves
  • Practice hands on cadaveric placement of RFA needles.

 

16:30-17:00 (0.5 CE)

Open Discussion with instructors, cadaveric practice and course conclusion

  • Discuss concepts and review any material that is unclear.
  • Illustrate and practice hands on needle placement as needed

Lodging and Transportation

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