PERIPHERAL NERVE BLOCK EDUCATION PROGRAM Regional Anesthesia Education CUSTOM TAILORED TO YOUR NEEDS Our PNB Continuing Education Program isn't a on...
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CUSTOM TAILORED TO YOUR NEEDS Our PNB Continuing Education Program isn't a one-size-fits-all, off-the-shelf solution. Instead, Teleflex works closely with you to tailor our core curriculum to your institution's specific needs. The process starts with an educational needs assessment, followed by goal setting. We'll then work together to create the customized program and processes that best meet your objectives and the needs of your staff and patients.

Stay Ahead With Expert, Professional Education COMPREHENSIVE CURRICULUM To help your institution build a successful regional anesthesia program, Teleflex has worked with physicians to create an in-depth, comprehensive curriculum on peripheral nerve blocks (PNB). Covering a wide range of essential topics, our PNB Continuing Education Program includes curricula for training users of all levels, including classroom and preceptorships.

EDUCATIONAL NEEDS ASSESSMENT The first step to creating a customized PNB educational program is to determine your training needs by considering the following: • Determine hospital demographics • Document staff's current experience with peripheral nerve blocks

FOR PHYSICIANS, BY PHYSICIANS Expert advice is essential when it comes to implementing a program and processes for the use of peripheral nerve blocks. The Teleflex PNB continuing education program has been developed by physicians who, like you, are committed to employing best practices and improving patient outcomes. This ensures that your staff is getting the most up-to-date, accurate information, and that the program complies with the latest guidelines from organizations including the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine (ASRA), American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA), and the Society for Ambulatory Anesthesia.

• Determine goals - Desired training level - Required days/hours - Number of clinicians to be trained • Develop institution training qualification - Equipment - Clinician assessment • Assess patient population



Comprehensive Instruction on Use of Peripheral Nerve Blocks in Surgery STAY ABREAST OF THE LATEST INFORMATION Our modular approach means you can choose one or more forms of education to meet the needs of users at all levels. MODULE A Use of PNBs in Surgery

MODULE B PNB Clinical Preceptorship

MODULE C PNB Centers of Excellence

Two-hour classroom session covering a multi-modal approach to pain management

Comprehensive multi-day program provides observational training. Upon completion, participants should be able to:

Intensive full-day program provides didactic and hands-on training. Upon completion, participants should be able to:

• GA and RA: Complementary Modalities • PNB benefits • CPNB complications and management • Use of single-shot and continuous nerve blocks • Stimulating versus non-stimulating catheters • Ultrasound-guided nerve stimulation Content developed with the assistance of: Andre P. Boezaart, MD, PhD

Professor of Anesthesiology and Orthopaedic Surgery Chief, Divisions of Acute Pain Management and Regional Anesthesia Director, Acute Pain Management and Regional Anesthesiology Fellowship Program

Dept. of Anesthesiology, University of Florida College of Medicine Gainesville, FL

• Match specific patients and procedures to specific blocks • Have a clear understanding of the benefits of stimulation and its application • Implement documentation practices with the intent to improve billing compliance and patient care • Understand the infrastructure needed to implement a successful regional anesthesia program • Understand the equipment necessary to establish a PNB program

• Have a better knowledge of indications, anatomical considerations and techniques for each block • Understand the clinical aspect of ultrasound anatomy • Know the the advantages of ultrasound and nerve stimulation • Understand the choice, dosing, and toxicity of local anesthetic in the administration of upper and lower extremity blocks • Have a better knowledge of of billing and business plans

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