Offered through NANS, the Certificate of Attendance course in peripheral nerve stimulation (PNS) is a groundbreaking course that will provide evidence-based and expert-driven instruction on PNS. The first of its kind, the course will utilize ultrasound and fluoroscopy for PNS targets in the extremities, trunk, pelvis, and head/neck. The course will include a comprehensive didactic offering, cadaver lab, live scan models, and anatomic dissections. The faculty is composed of ultrasound gurus and peripheral nerve surgeons.
This course is designed for those who have already completed residency and/or ACGME fellowship training. Participants should incorporate ultrasound-guided procedures in their practice and are interested in expanding their knowledge and expertise with peripheral nerve stimulation.
Upon completion of this educational activity, participants should be able to:
- Describe the mechanisms of peripheral nerve stimulation.
- Identify appropriate patient indications and selection criteria for use of peripheral nerve stimulation versus other modalities.
- Apply best practices for neuromodulation therapies.
- Define contraindications to implantable neuromodulation therapies.
- Illustrate trialing methods for peripheral nerve stimulation.
- Identify anatomic, sonographic, and fluoroscopic landmarks for peripheral targets.
- Outline implantation techniques for implantable neuromodulation therapies.
- Describe measures and methods to identify, limit, and manage biologic, technical, and hardware-related complications of neuromodulation therapies.
- Appraise the current literature on the efficacy and safety of implantable neuromodulation therapies.
Interested participants must complete the required application form. Applications will be screened by the Course Directors for core requirements needed for entry into the program. Typically, candidates will have been in practice, have intermediate ultrasound skills, and desire to enhance their education on the appropriate utilization and deployment of peripheral nerve stimulation
Core Entrance Requirements:
For non-neurosurgeon trained physicians, the successful completion of an ACGME-accredited fellowship in pain management is required for entry into the program.
For neurosurgeons, the successful completion of an ACGME-accredited residency in neurosurgery is required for entry into the program.
The applicant must possess privileges or have the ability to obtain privileges for implantable therapies in a Joint Commission accredited hospital setting, properly certified surgical center, or similar facility.
Application Deadline: December 1, 2017
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