Lumbar Bio-Skills Lab - New Orleans, LA - FULL
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This course offers up to 17 CME hours.

2/19/2016 to 2/21/2016
When: February 19-21, 2016
Where: LSU Russell C Klein Center / Hilton Riverside
New Orleans, Louisiana 
United States


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BIO-SKILLS LAB PROTOCOL 

Membership in the Society is required to attend any hands-on bio-skills labs.

Who may attend?
Members who are board certified or in the examination process for certification in the following specialties: Anesthesiology, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Radiology, Neurology, Orthopedic Surgery and Neurosurgery. Members who are not board certified in these specialties must have completed or be currently enrolled in an ACGME Pain Fellowship Program and begin at the Lumbar level.

Requirements for Fellow and Resident Members
Fellow and Resident Members must be board eligible in one of the above 6 specialties and are required to enroll in lumbar as their first hands-on bio-skills course. Fellow members who are board certified in one of the above 6 specialties may submit a waiver request to start instruction at the advanced lumbar level. The waiver request must come from the Fellowship Program Director and needs to attest to the member’s skill level. Waiver requests must be submitted via email to education@spinalinjection.org.

CURRICULUM

During this 17-hour lumbar procedures course the following techniques will be taught:

  • Needlecraft
  • C-Arm Utilization
  • Interlaminar Epidural
  • L1-5 Transforaminal Epidural (subpedicular)
  • Medial Branch Block
  • S1 Transforaminal Epidural
  • Sacroiliac Joint

In addition, there will be lectures and didactics covering:

  • Anatomy and Imaging
  • Indications and Techniques
  • Risks and Complications
  • Fluoroscopy Technical Considerations
  • Radiation Safety
  • Complications and Case Management

 

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