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Introduction to Ultrasound Guided Regional Anesthesia
Presented By RemCare Anesthesia Solutions
April 13th and April 14th, 2019
Bedford, PA

Come join us in beautiful central Pennsylvania to attend the region’s premier ultrasound guided regional anesthesia course. This course is unique in that it is designed for and exclusively taught by CRNA’s. Created as an introduction to the art of ultrasound guided regional anesthesia, this course will provide you with the foundation of knowledge and clinical skills necessary to begin providing safe and effective regional anesthesia upon your return to your home facility.

Lectures will cover the fundamentals of ultrasound technology and its application to regional anesthesia, appropriate and safe use of local anesthetics, and the impact of thromboprophylactic drugs on clinical practice. Eight fundamental regional techniques will be presented in detail. Each day of the conference will focus on 4 techniques divided by upper and lower extremity. Assessment of the clinical effectiveness of regional techniques will also be detailed.

Hands on practice sessions will be conducted in small group settings. You will scan live subjects to develop your ultrasound scanning skills and improve your identification of the sonoanatomy of the upper and lower extremity. You will develop your hand to eye coordination and needling skills using phantom practice mediums. Experienced staff will be available at each station to guide you and facilitate your learning.

Join us in the scenic Cumberland Valley at the AAA Four Diamond Omni Bedford Springs Resort. From the world-class Springs Eternal Spa to the magnificently restored golf course, the resort provides a luxurious experience.

Objectives

Upon completion, participants should be able to:

  • Understand the basics of ultrasound technology and its application to the scanning of neurologic, vascular, and other anatomic structures.
  • Learn and recognize anatomy and sonoanatomy of the upper and lower extremity.
  • Demonstrate basic scanning and needling skills and techniques.
  • Discuss and apply ultrasound scanning and needle placement techniques to the performance of upper and lower extremity nerve blocks.
  • Understand the appropriate and safe use of local anesthetics for peripheral nerve blocks.
  • Verbalize the impact of thromboprophylactic drugs on clinical practice based on the latest ASRA recommendations.

Continuing Education Credit Statement

This program has been prior approved by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists for 14 Class A CE Credits; Code Number 1035451; Expiration Date 4/27/19.

Agenda

Saturday Agenda

Time Activities
07:00 – 07:45 Registration and Continental Breakfast
07:45 – 08:00 Opening Remarks
08:00 – 09:00 Ultrasound Technology and Related Physics - Aric C Bunch, CRNA, MSN, CEN, EMT-P
09:00 – 10:00 Ultrasound Application and Scanning Techniques - Aric C Bunch, CRNA, MSN, CEN, EMT-P
10:00 – 10:15 Break
10:15 – 11:15 Upper Extremity Sonoanatomy - Seth Canner MS, CRNA
11:15 – 11:45 Physical Assessment of Upper Extremity Blocks - Seth Canner MSN, CRNA
11:45 – 12:15 Upper Extremity Demonstration Scanning - Seth Canner MSN, CRNA
12:15 – 13:00 Lunch
13:00 – 16:00 Practice Stations
  • Station 1: Phantom Scanning
  • Station 2: Live Subject Scanning - Interscalene
  • Station 3: Live Subject Scanning - Supraclavicular
  • Station 4: Putting It All Together
  • Station 5: Live Subject Scanning - Infraclavicular
  • Station 6: Live Subject Scanning - Axillary
16:00 – 16:30 Closing Remarks

Sunday Agenda

Time Activities
07:00 – 07:45 Registration and Continental Breakfast
07:45 – 08:00 Opening Remarks
08:00 – 09:00 Local Anesthetic: Block Application and Toxicity Management - John O’Donnell RN, CRNA, MSN, DRPH
09:00 – 10:00 Anticoagulation and Regional Anesthesia – Annette Patterson, BSN, CRNA
10:00 – 10:15 Break
10:15 – 11:15 Lower Extremity Sonoanatomy – Dave Berkheimer BSN, CRNA
11:15 – 11:45 Physical Assessment of Lower Extremity Blocks – Dave Berkheimer BSN, CRNA
11:45 – 12:15 Lower Extremity Demonstration Scanning – Dave Berkheimer BSN, CRNA
12:15 – 13:00 Lunch
13:00 – 16:00 Practice Stations
  • Station 1: Phantom Scanning
  • Station 2: Live Subject Scanning - Femoral
  • Station 3: Live Subject Scanning – Saphenous/Adductor Canal
  • Station 4: Live Subject Scanning - Sciatic
  • Station 5: Live Subject Scanning - Subgluteal Sciatic
  • Station 6: Live Subject Scanning - Popliteal
16:00 – 16:30 Closing Remarks

RemCare Anesthesia Solutions

RemCare Anesthesia Solutions began in 2004 in Central Pennsylvania. RemCare’s founders, both nurse anesthetists, had a concept that the standard model for anesthesia staffing companies had grown stale and that it was time for a paradigm shift in the industry. They began to provide locum tenens CRNA staffing services to hospitals and other facilities in their community, eventually managing the anesthesia departments of several office-based practices and ASCs. Confident that their model would be attractive to facilities across the country, RemCare expanded its services to healthcare facilities throughout the United States.

Accommodations

More than 200 years ago at Bedford Springs, eight mineral springs gained fame as a mecca of rejuvenation. The legacy continues today at Omni Bedford Springs Resort. From our world-class Springs Eternal Spa to our magnificently restored golf course, our resort provides a luxurious experience. We’re home to spacious guest rooms, 5 delectable dining venues and cutting-edge conference rooms — preserving all our original historic charm with the addition of modern comforts.

The state-of-the-art Clubhouse at the Old Course complements our 18-hole golf course designed by Donald Ross and A.W. Tillinghast. In between rounds of golf, access our tennis court, two resort-style pools (featuring outdoor pool & heated indoor pool) or the 25 miles of scenic hiking trails.

Located in South Pennsylvania’s scenic Cumberland Valley, we’re about 90 minutes from Pittsburgh, two hours from Washington, D.C. and three hours from Philadelphia. Experience the unrivaled luxury and service offered at our AAA Four Diamond hotel that’s also a National Historic Landmark.

HIGHLIGHTS
  • Non-smoking luxury hotel (including balconies)
  • 216 guest rooms and suites
  • 2,200 acre, four-season resort
  • 20,000 square-foot state-of-the-art conference center
  • 30,000 square-foot Springs Eternal Spa – Featuring Mineral Springs Treatments
  • Donald Ross/A.W. Tillinghast-designed 18-hole golf course
  • Elegant aquatic center featuring outdoor pool & heated indoor pool
  • 25 scenic miles of hiking trails
  • Five restaurants serving innovative regional cuisine

General Hotel Information

2138 Business 220
Bedford, PA 15522
Phone: (814) 623-8100
Concierge: (814) 624-5642

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Cancellation Policy

Cancellations received after March 22, 2019 will incur a $50 processing fee. No refunds after April 5, 2019. Substitutes are accepted at any time. RemCare reserves the right to cancel or postpone this course because of insufficient enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances.

Fees

  • CRNA Course Fee – By March 22, 2019 - $800
  • CRNA Course Fee – After March 22, 2019 - $850
  • SRNA Course Fee - $400
  • Fee includes cost of instruction, continental breakfast, break refreshments, and lunches.

COURSE ENROLLMENT IS LIMITED TO 40 PARTICIPANTS TO ENSURE A HIGH QUALITY EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE!

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