Course III: Two weeks Aesculap Academy Introductory Course on Interventional Pain Management
It is a two weeks Aesculap Academy Fellowship on pain management where stresses has been given to the practical aspect of interventional pain management and there are hands-on mannequin practice sessions during the course. Syllabus has been designed in such a way so that participants are well trained in Interventionaal Pain Procedures and can start practice after returning back.
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Eligibility: Applicant must be a medical graduate (MBBS/MD) from any recognized university. He must have completed one year residency from a recognized Hospital in the following disciplines: Anaesthesiology, Orthopaedics, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Neurosurgery, and General Medicine. Desirable: Post-graduate degree/diploma in the above disciplines.
Schedule: The training programme is arranged most frequently. The date of commencement, details of course & course fees are announced well in advance.
36,000.00 INR for Indian participants.
1650.00 USD for Foreign participants and Non-resident Indians (NRIs).
This course fee includes complementary working lunch during course & complimentary lodging at guest house as shared basis, on first come first served basis till rooms are available.
Special hands-on-mannequin workshop for 2 weeks course participants:
Hands on practice on mannequin under c-arm are organised on few days within this course. Interventions of back pain are highlighted. Its mandatory that all participants learn and do the following interventions indipendently:
Facet Joint inj
Medial branch block
Sacro-iliac joint inj
Trans-foraminal/ Selective nerve root inj/ Dorsal root ganglion inj
Lumber sympathetic block
Sup Hypogastric plexus block
Sacral nerve root inj
Caudal epidural block
Celiac plexus block
Gasserian ganglion block
Splanchnic nerve block
Stellate ganglion block
Suprascapular Nerve Block
Ganglion Impar block
Details of course:
Schedule described below is just an outline. Actual schedule is likely to be different according to availability of cases.
Introduction, Definition & Classification of pain. Anatomy & Physiology of pain, Pharmacotherapy of pain.
How to examine a patient with pain. Assessment of Pain including psychological assessment. Radiographic imaging in Pain management and Safety measures
Equipments in Regional Anaesthesia. Common regional anaesthesia techniques. Ambulatory infusion Pumps in Regional Anesthesia & Pain Management
Interventions that will be discussed/demonstrated:
Brachial Plexus Block: different approaches. Femoral nerve block. Paravertebral Plexus Block. Sciatic nerve block,
Different types of Epidural Anaesthesia. Combined Spinal Epidural Anaesthesia. Continuous Spirnal Anaesthesia.
Acupuncture in different painful conditions.
Injection Techniques in the peripheral Joints like shoulder joint, Knee joint, Wrist Joint etc. Trigger point injections
CRPS. Phantom limb pain. Headache & Facial Pain. Fibromyalgia & Myofascial Pain Syndrome.
Stellate ganglion block,
Trigger Point Injections,
Gasserian Ganglion & Branches of Trigeminal Nerve Block,
Sphenopalatine Ganglion Block,
Cervical Epidural Block,
Cervical Transforaminal Epidural Block,
Cervical Discogram and Ozone Discectomy/ Ozone Nucleolysis,
Cervical Facet Joint Block,
Occipital Nerve Block,
Glossopharyngeal Nerve Block)
Management of Cancer Pain overview
Pharmacotherapy of Cancer Pain.
Interventional Pain Management of Cancer Pain.
Celiac Plexus Block
Lumber Sympathetic block,
Superior Hypogastric Plexus,
Splanchnic Nerve Block,
Ganglion Impar block
Peripheral nerve block)
Evaluation of Spinal Pain.
Interventions in the management of spinal Pain.
Caudal Epidural block & Epidurogram,
Sacral Nerve Root Block
Thoracic Epidural Block,
Thoracic Facet Block,
T2/T3 Sympathetic Block,
Suprascapular Nerve Block
Lumber Transforaminal Epidural/ Selective nerve root block,
Lumber Facet Joint block,
Sacro-Iliac Joint Block,
Advanced Pain Management procedures
Provocative discography with intra-discal pressure monitoring,
Use of Ozone in Pain Management (ozone in knee joint/ shoulder joint pain, ozone in trigger point injection, prolozone therapy etc.)
Ozone nucleolysis / Ozone Discectomy / Ozonucleolysis,
Percutaneous Disc Decompression (Discectomy),
Spinal cord stimulator,
Intrathecal Drug delivery system)
Visit to Pain Clinic MEDICA Hospital, Kolkata, India.
Workshop: (Hands-on mannequin workshop under C-arm guidance).
Workshop (Hands-on mannequin workshop under C-arm guidance).
Evaluation of participants.
How to establish a Pain Clinic.
Situation of Pain Clinics in India.
Feedback, Interactions and doubt clearing.
It is 2 weeks course with 6 working days in each week. Sunday will be closed. Total working days will be 12.