Fluoroscopy Skills

MEPA Fluoroscopy Session

Part 1: Theoretical

Theoretical content outlines :

  • Knowledge of the organization of a pain polyclinic.
  • Knowledge of pain classification and data management.
  • Knowledge of the ethical and legal aspects of pain therapy.
  • Knowledge of patient safety during the procedures (interventional procedures and radiation safety).
  • Knowledge of the relevant anatomy, physiology and pharmacology.
  • Excellent knowledge of the different pain syndromes due to cancer.
  • Excellent knowledge of the guidelines for the treatment of cancer pain.
  • Practical knowledge of taking the history and physical examination of the cancer patient.
  • Competence in clinical reasoning and making a differential diagnosis and a treatment plan.
  • Excellent theoretical and practical knowledge of the pharmacological and interventional therapeutic pain modalities.
  • Knowledge of palliative care.
  • Knowledge of cancer palliative care at home.
  • Excellent knowledge of the different chronic pain syndromes.
  • Excellent knowledge of the guidelines for the treatment of chronic pain.
  • Practical knowledge of taking the history and physical examination of the patient with chronic pain.
  • Competence in clinical reasoning and making a differential diagnosis and a treatment plan.
  • Excellent theoretical and practical knowledge of the pharmacological and interventional therapeutic pain modalities.
  • Knowledge of alternative treatment. modalities (rehabilitation, neurosurgery, neurology, psychological interventions and physical therapy).
  • Knowledge about the organization of a multidisciplinary pain treatment.
  • Trigeminal ganglion block and neurolysis.
  • Cervical (C3-7) facet block.
  • Cervical PRF-DRG (dorsal root ganglion).
  • Sphenopalatine ganglion block and neurolysis.
  • Stellate ganglion block.
  • Cervical epidural block.
  • Brachial plexus block.
  • DCS placement.
  • Intercostal nerve block.
  • Thoracic sleeve root.
  • RF/PRF DRG blocks.
  • Suprascapular nerve block.
  • T2, 3 sympathetic block (including RFTC).
  • T2, 3 neurolytic lesioning.
  • Thoracic facet/RFTC and injections.
  • Thoracic epidural block.
  • DCS placement
  • Lumbar sleeve root.
  • (P)RF-DRG lumbar L1/S1.
  • Splanchnic nerve block.
  • Celiac ganglion block.
  • Lumbar sympathetic block.
  • Lumbar sympathetic neurolytic lesioning.
  • Lumbar facet injections.
  • Intraarticular injections.
  • Median branch block and neurolysis.
  • Lumbar discography.
  • Intra discal electro thermocoagulation.
  • DCS placement.
  • Lumbar epidural block.
  • Sacral sleeve root injection
  • (P)RF DRG S1.
  • Hypogastric plexus block and neurolysis.
  • Ganglion of Impar block.
  • Sacroiliac joint injection.
  • Caudal neuroplasty.
  • Brachial plexus block.
  • Sciatic nerve blocks.
  • Piriformis muscle injection.
  • Occipital stimulation.
  • Cervical stimulation.
  • Thoraco abdominal stimulation Sacral stimulation.
  • Intrathecal Implantation.

Part 2: Practical

Practical content outlines :

  •  Sphenopalatine Ganglion Block
  • Stellate Ganglion Block
  • Trigeminal Ganglion Block
  •  Midline Interlaminar Cervical Epidural Block
  •  Cervical Facet Block
  • T2, 3 Sympathetic Block
  • Splanchnic Nerve Block
  • Thoracic Spinal Cord Lead Placement
  • Thoracic Facet Block
  • Intercostal Nerve Block
  • Lumbar Sympathetic Block
  • Lumbar Selective Nerve Root Block
  • Lumbar Discography Procedure
  • Lumbar Facet Block
  • Lumbar Communicating Ramus
  • Hypogastric Plexus Block
  • Caudal Neuroplasty
  • Sacral Nerve Root Block
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • RF-Sacroiliac Joint
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