Course Info


Course Description

This course is designed to enable physicians to gain the knowledge and skills to use ultrasound as an effective guidance and surgical tool to access various joints. It is designed as a primarily hands-on training, augmented by didactic lectures about various joints, their anatomies, important landmarks, access strategies, ultrasound physics, ultrasound machine settings, probe handling techniques, patient preparation, needle handling and insertion. This will be followed by 6 hours of dedicated hands-on training in all aspects of joint access using ultrasound. While not ignoring other structures of the body, the skills gained through this course should allow the trainee to access soft tissue structures including tendons, ligaments and nerves.
The course is designed to be somewhat fluid in nature, so the learning process continues throughout the entire day as the participants work in their stations with master teachers, who will assess the skill levels of the participants and guide them toward successful joint access.
The stations will be divided into Beginner and Advanced sections, to better accommodate the participants' skill levels.
There is a large demand for this skill set, to use image guidance to accurately and successfully access not only joints, but also other structures in the body. Presently much of these procedures are done blindly or under fluoroscopy (risk of radiation exposure), which can lengthen and diminish the procedure success. Ultrasound increases the access rate to 100% since the needle is clearly visualized and confirmed in the target space. There is no radiation exposure with ultrasound, of course, and the patients remain in very comfortable positions.
The goal of this course is for the participants to gain in-depth knowledge of pertinent joint anatomy, ultrasound basics and technical skills so they can start treating patients immediately. At the end of this course, the Beginners should be able to successfully navigate and inject large joints (primarily knees and shoulders), and the Advanced practitioners should gain deeper insight into the finer points of these procedures as well as be able to access difficult and small joints.

UNIV NORTH TEXAS HEALTH SCIENCE CTR
BIOMED SKILLS AND EDUCATION LABORATORY
3500 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Fort Worth, Texas 76107

11/03/2018

Advanced Surgical Arts Room Block
Start Date: 11/03/18
End date: 11/04/18
Last day to book: 10/03/18
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Course Schedule
Agenda
LEARNING OBJECTIVES
7:30 - 8:00
REGISTRATION
8:00 - 10:00
ULTRASOUND BASICS, JOINT ANATOMY, SCANNING, INTERVENTION PRTOCOLS

Learn to recognize basic US images pertaining to joints for identification and access; interventional procedure set up, US based techniques; typical treatment protocols for joints


10:00 - 10:30
COFFEE BREAK / CHANGE TO GEAR FOR WORKSHOP

10:30 - 12:30
LOWER EXTREMITY: KNEE, HIP, ANKLE
STATION 1: BEGINNER INTERVENTIONS
STATION 2: INTERMEDIATE INTERVENTIONS
STATION 3: ADVANCED INTERVENTIONS

Identify lower extremity joints with US, pertinent access points and bony landmarks, probe manipulations, needle positioning, guidance process. Verify medication deployment into joints

12:30 - 1:00
LUNCH

1:00 - 3:00
UPPER EXTREMITY: SHOULDER, ELBOW, WRIST
STATION 2: INTERMEDIATE INTERVENTIONS
STATION 1: BEGINNER INTERVENTIONS
STATION 3: ADVANCED INTERVENTIONS

Identify lower extremity joints with US, pertinent access points and bony landmarks, probe manipulations, needle positioning, guidance process. Verify medication deployment into joints

3:00 - 3:30
BREAK

3:30 - 5:00
FREE INTERVENTIONS UNDER FACULTY GUIDANCE

Open practice various joints until participant is fully comfortable accessing any joint

5:00 - 5:30
FINAL Q and A, CERTIFICATES, ADJOURN MEETING


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Course Skills
Competency Checklist
  1. Understand basic ultrasound physics and image production
  2. Understand basic joint anatomy under ultrasound
  3. Understand fundamental concept of us probe handling
  4. Understand basic concept of needle guidance
  5. Demonstrate ability to guide needle under ultrasound
  6. Demonstrate ability to insert needle into any joint
  7. Understand basic concepts of patient safety during interventions
  8. Demonstrate ability to identify joint landmarks
  9. Demonstrate ability to access joint injection plane
  10. Demonstrate ability to visualize injections in any joint
  11. Demonstrate proper patient positioning for interventions
  12. Demonstrate post-procedure patient care protocols

Method of Evaluation
  1. Direct individual interview during hands-on training
  2. Faculty confirms understanding and capability by direct
    observation of successful procedures performed

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