The USRA Skills Course

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The USRA Skills Course

Ultrasound-Guided Regional Anesthesia

April 22-23, 2017
Atlanta, Georgia

Faculty
Steven R. Clendenen, MD
Jeff Gonzales, MD, MA
Gregory V. Hickman, MD
J. Brandon Winchester, MD

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The USRA Skills Course is an outgrowth of IAME’s twenty-three year experience as a provider of imaging- based training. Whether you are new to regional anesthesia, new to ultrasound guidance or are looking for a solid refresher, you can be assured of leaving The USRA Skills Course with practical knowledge and abilities that will benefit your practice for years to come.

HAVE YOU ALREADY TAKEN THIS (OR ANOTHER) COURSE?
A growing number of our attendees have trained at The USRA Skills Course (or elsewhere) and keep returning to augment their skills, learn new blocks or just refresh their knowledge.

Target Audience
This program is for you if you are an anesthesiologist, pain management specialist or certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA).

UGRA Portfolio
The USRA Skills Course is qualified for inclusion in the UGRA Learning Portfolio.  Visit http://education.asahq.org/ugra for more details.

ABA Reporting
At the conclusion of the course your CME credits will be transmitted directly to the American Board of Anesthesiology. (Your ABA ID number is required)

Educational Objectives
After attending the course you will:

  • Understand the principles of ultrasound imaging
  • Define the common steps in performing an ultrasound-guided nerve block
  • Understand the basics of ultrasound- guided continuous perineural catheters, including indications and proper technique
  • Integrate ultrasound-guided nerve blocks into your clinical practice
  • Understand the important role of an ambulatory catheter program, including the risks and benefits, and the key steps involved in organization
  • Achieve improved patient outcomes through the successful adoption of regional anesthesia practice

 





Steven R. Clendenen, MD
Director, Regional Anesthesia
Mayo Clinic
Jacksonville, FL

Jeff Gonzales, MD, MA
Assistant Professor
Department of Anesthesiology
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Aurora, CO

Gregory V. Hickman, MD
Medical Director and Director of Anesthesia
Andrews Institute Ambulatory Surgery Center
Gulf Breeze, FL

J. Brandon Winchester, MD
Regional Anesthesia Fellowship Director
Andrews Research & Education Institute
Gulf Breeze, FL

DURING THE HANDS-ON WORKSHOPS YOU WILL ENJOY PERSONALIZED INSTRUCTION BY THE LECTURE FACULTY ABOVE, AND ADDITIONAL PHYSICIAN PRECEPTORS.



Saturday, April 22, 2017
7:00-8:00AM Registration & Morning Refreshments
8:00-8:45AM Ultrasound Basics for Regional Anesthesia: A Crash Course
8:45-9:15AM Ultrasound Guided Vascular Access
9:15-9:45AM Interscalene & Supraclavicular Blocks
9:45-10:15AM Coffee Break
10:15-10:45AM Infraclavicular & Axillary Blocks
10:45-11:15am Femoral and Saphenous Blocks/Adductor Canal
11:15-11:45AM Sciatic Nerve Blocks: Subgluteal & Popliteal
11:45am-12:10PM TAP/Epidurals/Paravertebral Blocks
12:30-1:30PM Complimentary Luncheon Session
ENHANCED RECOVERY AFTER SURGERY (ERAS): A PATHWAY TO OPIOID REDUCTION
1:30-2:30PM Above the Clavicle Workshop
2:30-3:30PM Below the Clavicle Workshop
3:30-3:45PM Coffee break
3:45-4:45PM Femoral & Saphenous/Adductor Canal Workshop
4:45-5:45PM Proximal & Distal Sciatic Workshop
Sunday, April 23, 2017
7:00-8:00AM Morning Refreshments
8:00-8:30AM Continuous Perineural Catheters
8:30-9:00AM Nerve Injury and LA Toxicity: Facts and Fiction
9:00-9:20AM Documentation & Billing: Getting Properly Paid for Your Labors
9:20-10:15AM Case Based Learning: Interactive group discussion on topics such as:
1) EnhancedRecovery Pathway for the Total Knee Arthroplasty
2) Perioperative Management of Major Foot & Ankle Procedures
3) Outpatient Management of Common Sports Medicine Surgery (Shoulder, ACL)
10:15-10:30am Coffee break
10:30-11:15AM Intensive Brachial Plexus Catheter Workshop
11:15am-12:00PM TAP/Epidurals/Paravertebral Blocks
12:00pm-1:00pm Intensive Femoral, Adductor Canal & Sciatic Catheter Workshop(and Optional Spine/Paravertebral Workshop)

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* VERIFICATION MUST BE RECEIVED WITHIN 7 DAYS OF REGISTRATION OR ADDITIONAL FEE APPLIES


Cancellations received in writing up to two weeks prior to the course will receive a refund minus a $50 processing fee.

There will be no refunds for cancellations received after that date. Refunds will not be given for "no-shows".

Due to space limitations, your application will be processed on a "first come, first served" basis.

As you know an important part of this conference is the hands-on workshops. Please complete this brief questionnaire so we can optimize your experience by grouping you with other attendees of similar experience.

First Name *

Last Name *

What prior training in US-guided anesthesia have you had? *

What is your level of experience in performing US-guided regional anesthesia? *

What is you level of experience in performing US-guided catheter placement? *

If there are other attendees that you would like to be grouped with, please enter their name(s) here. Your requested group will be placed at the level of the least experienced member.

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The Institute for Advanced Medical Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Institute forAdvanced Medical Education designates The USRA Skills Course for a maximum of 13 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Certification
Each participant will be awarded a Certificate of Attendance showing Category 1 credits earned in the course. Many attendees will find this useful for submission to credentialing boards, managed care organizations and accreditation bodies.

CRNAs
IAME has applied for prior approval by the American Association of Nurse Anesthesists for Class A CE credits.

UGRA Portfolio
The USRA Skills Course is qualified for inclusion in the UGRA Learning Portfolio.

Your CME Reported to ABA
IAME is an authorized CME provider with the American Board of Anesthesiology. Your record of having attended The USRA Skills Course and the CME credits you earned are transmitted directly to the ABA at the conclusion of the program. (Your ABA ID number is required)

ABA MOCA 2.0 ® Credit
IAME is now able to award MOCA 2.0 ® credit to anesthesiologists who attend The USRA Skills Course.




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Atlanta, Georgia 30326
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RESERVATIONS
Phone (404) 261-9250 or (888) 855-7741 or CLICK HERE to book online at our conference rate.

Rate: $139 per night plus applicable taxes for single or double room.

Cut Off Date: March 31, 2017

Please specify that you will be attending the IAME meeting when making your reservations. Our block is based on a limited number of rooms. Neither IAME nor the hotel can guarantee that these rooms will not sell out prior to the stated deadlines. To avoid disappointment, we encourage you to book early.