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Ultrasound-Guided Regional Anesthesia Symposium

CRNA Continuing Education | Chattanooga, TN

EARN 20 Class A CEUs

LifeLinc Academy is pleased to bring our innovative, hands-on symposium to Chattanooga, TN for the weekend of June 13th, 2020. Conference attendees will learn the latest techniques and skills needed in ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia via cadaveric instruction and online learning.

 

Prior to arrival in Nashville, attendees will complete online learning modules with curriculum focusing on not only ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia, but also peripheral matters that affect anesthetists in their day-to-day operations. In addition to USGRA, topics will include best billing practices, orthopedics and medical law.

 

The conference will feature a full day of cadaver-focused, hands-on instruction at UT Chattanooga's Anatomy Lab and will be led by LifeLinc Anesthesia's VP of Anesthesia Services and Education, Patrick Moss, CRNA, DNAP. The lab will feature both cadaver and live model stations, each facilitated by an expert in the field of ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia. All dissections will be done according to customized specifications geared towards regional anesthesia and neural anatomy.

Of the (6) stations, (3) will consist of un-embalmed cadavers. Of the (3) un-embalmed cadavers, (2) will remain unencumbered to preserve sonographic optimization during needling sessions. The remaining (3) stations will consist of live medical models for in-suite simulation-based live scanning. Two ultrasound machines will be available at each station. 

Dissected cadaver stations will be as follows: 

  1. Cervical and Brachial Plexuses, Supine 

  2. Anterior Trunk, Supine 

  3. Sacral Plexus, Posterior Trunk, Prone 

  4. Lumbar Plexus, Supine 

Facilitator to participant ratios will NEVER exceed 1:7 to preserve small group intimate adult learning environments. Each participant will rotate through each station twice with the second rotation facilitated by a different facilitator in hopes of gaining additional practical hands-on knowledge. Rotation one will take place prior to lunch, and rotation two will take place after lunch. 

Agenda

E-LEARNING MODULES  

To be completed prior to conference arrival

  • In the Beginning…

    • Help! How to acquire an ultrasound.

    • Here’s your ultrasound.  Now what?

    • Defining and establishing an Acute Pain Service

    • Changing culture

    • Carving out your space

    • Be careful what you wish for

  • Stop before you Block

    • Orthopedist’s perspective

  • Intro to Sonography

    • Physics

    • Knobology

    • Image Optimization

      • PARRT

      • Pearls

    • Artifact recognition

  • Upper Extremity Blocks

    • Introduction, Indications, Contraindications, Block Description, Block Anatomy, Pharmacology, No-Brainers, Pitfalls, Follow-up

  • Lower Extremity Blocks

    • Introduction, Indications, Contraindications, Block Description, Block Anatomy, Pharmacology, No-Brainers, Pitfalls, Follow-up

    • A surgeon’s perspective

    • A physical therapist’s perspective

  • Truncal Blocks

    • Introduction, Indications, Contraindications, Block Description, Block Anatomy, Pharmacology, No-Brainers, Pitfalls, Follow-up

  • Dollars and Sense

    • Coding for success

    • Differentiating between “Primary Anesthetic” and “Adjunctive.”

    • Pearls

      • How to prevent denial of payment

      • How to generate more revenue without solicitation

      • Value-added service

  • Anatomy of a Lawsuit

    • Chronology (Delivery of Summons, appointment of defense council, chart review, what to expect during depositions, mediation, settlement vs trial)

    • Charting defensively

    • Pearls (Plaintiff’s no-brainers)

  • How to Prevent Neural Injury​

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SATURDAY 6/13 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM 

CADAVERIC INSTRUCTION 

 

UT Chattanooga Anatomy Lab

410 E 8th St

Chattanooga, TN 37403

7:30 Introduction 

Introduction to Uniform Anatomical Gift Act (UAGA) 

 

Upper Extremity Techniques 

  • Cervical Plexus 

    • Deep 

    • Superficial 

  • Brachial Plexus 

    • Interscalene 

    • Supraclavicular 

    • Infraclavicular 

      • Costoclavicular 

      • Retroclavicular 

    • Axillary 

    • Suprascapular 

    • Circumflex 

    • Elbow 

    • Forearm 

    • Wrist/Hand 

    • Digit 

 

Lower Extremity Techniques 

  • Lumbar Plexus 

    • Fascia Iliaca Compartment 

    • Lateral Femoral Cutaneous 

    • Obturator 

    • Femoral 

    • Ilioinguinal 

    • Iliohypogastric 

    • Genitofemoral 

    • Adductor Canal 

  • Sacral Plexus 

    • Sciatic 

      • Infra/Sub-gluteal 

      • Mid-Thigh

      • iPACK 

      • Popliteal 

        • Tibial 

        • Common Peroneal/Fibular 

      • Ankle

 

12:00 - 1:00 Lunch

Anterior Truncal Techniques 

  • PECs I/II 

  • Serratus Plane 

  • Subpectoral Fascial Plane 

  • TAP/Subcostal Oblique/Transversalis/ Rectus Sheath 

  • Quadratus Lumborum (I, II) 

 

Posterior Truncal Techniques 

  • Paravertebral 

  • Intercostal 

  • Erector Spinae 

  • Quadratus Lumborum (III) 

 

5:30 Adjourn

Cancellation / Refund Policy *

Any refund requests received by LifeLinc Academy 30 or more calendar days prior to the course will be honored, subject to a 10% cancellation fee. Refund requests received by LifeLinc Academy less than 30 calendar days but not later than the end of the second business day prior to the course will be honored, subject to a 50% cancellation fee. No refunds are available if not received by the end of the second business day prior to the course unless otherwise determined by LifeLinc for good cause shown. You may transfer your registration to another person or transfer to another course location at no cost. Please contact Patrick Moss, Director of Education, for any cancellation or transfer request.