Saturday, April 28 (29)

 

7:30 am - 5 pm Registration Open

10 - 11:30 am Resource Center Open

11:30 am–12:30 pm

Web-Based Multimedia Curriculum for Training in Ultrasound-Guided Pain Medicine Procedures (305)

View a recording of this live session when you purchase 2018 Annual Meeting On Demand.

This educational session discusses how to develop a multimedia web-based ultrasound curriculum that provides standardized training in ultrasound techniques in education and clinical practice. Attendees will learn practical approaches to the design of curricula to improve training, competence, and patient outcomes. The faculty will also demonstrate this technology.

Content Creation and Demonstration

Matthew J. Pingree, MD

Assessing the Learner

Rebecca Sanders, MD

Outcome Measures and Future Directions

Thomas P. Pittelkow, DO MPH

Learning Objectives:

  • Acquire skills to develop a standardized web-based multimedia curriculum designed for either incorporation into a formal educational training program, or potentially for clinical practice.
  • Review how incorporation of ultrasound guidance into appropriate/applicable pain procedures can improve patient satisfaction, reduce unnecessary radiation exposure, and improve safety.
11:30 am–12:30 pm

Fake News: The Risk of Promoted Flawed Data and Crucial Role of Evidence-Based Interventional Pain Management (306)

View a recording of this live session when you purchase 2018 Annual Meeting On Demand.

An evidence-based review of common interventional procedures focusing on epidural steroid injections and radiofrequency neurotomy. The importance of patient selection and procedural techniques to help counteract the inappropriate combining of divergent techniques and patient populations that is frequently done in review articles and practice guidelines will be highlighted.

Lumbar Medial Branch Radiofrequency Neurotomy: An EBM Overview of Selection and Technique

David J. Kennedy, MD

Epidural Steroid Injections: Evidence-Based Techniques Yield Positive Outcomes

Timothy P. Maus, MD

Practical Application of Evidence-Based Medicine Principles to the Mint Randomized Clinical Trials

Yakov Vorobeychik, MD PhD

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify patients suffering from pain of facet joint origin with high specificity and appropriate sensitivity.
  • Perform anatomically correct RF neurotomy that will lesion the medial branch effectively.
  • Select epidural steroid injection techniques that maximize outcomes in radicular pain patients.
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