Core Curriculum for Interventional Physicians: ADVANCED LUMBAR

See why Dr. Felix Diehn, a neuroradiologist from the Mayo Clinic, is ready when the epidural gods are not smiling upon his initial plan, in a clip from the “Using MRI to Plan Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injection” module.

The IPSIS Core Curriculum for Interventional Physicians: Advanced Lumbar online CME credit course provides IPSIS members* with exclusive access to detailed modules on:

  • Advanced Lumbar Anatomy: Using MRI to Plan Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Infraneural Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injections: Anatomy, Technique, and Evidence Base
  • Selective Nerve Root Blocks: Anatomy, Technique, and Evidence Base
  • Intra-articular Facet Access: Anatomy, Technique, and Evidence Base
  • Percutaneous Lumbar Z-Joint Cyst Rupture: Technique and Evidence Base
  • Multi-depth, Multi-site Lateral Sacral Blocks: Anatomy, Technique, and Evidence Base
  • Lumbar Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injections: The Evidence Basis
  • The Philosophical and Statistical Basis of Diagnostic Blocks
  • Risk Mitigation in Lumbar Interventional Procedures
  • The Evidence Basis Supporting the Use of Non-Particulate Steroids in Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Contrast Flow Patterns in Transforaminal Epidurals: Maximizing Target Specificity and Minimizing Risk

For the optimal learning experience, it is highly recommended that you view the videos in order.

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Materials presented in this activity have been made available by the International Pain & Spine Intervention Society for educational purposes only. We reserve all rights to such material. 

*Continual membership is expected to access the modules in your member profile.

Educational Objectives
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Analyze the imaging depiction of the relevant anatomy;
  • Relate patient history and physical exam findings with imaging to achieve a likely diagnosis of the spinal pathology causing the patient’s pain or dysfunction;
  • Describe the literature support for the efficacy of the procedures;
  • Identify the risks and benefits of each procedure, as well as assessment, prevention, and treatment of potential complications;
  • Apply technically correct performance of the spinal procedures using safe fluoroscopic guidance with minimal tissue injury or discomfort.

Disclosure Information
Activity Reviewers: Bunty Shah, MD; Ronald Wasserman, MD; Peter Yeh, MD
None of the reviewers had any financial relationships with ACCME-defined ineligible companies to disclose.

Accreditation Statement  
The International Pain & Spine Intervention Society (IPSIS) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement  
IPSIS designates this enduring material for a maximum of 4.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

References are provided within the speakers presentations.

Commercial Support 
No commercial support was received for this activity.

Original Release Date: 07/05/2020
Original Disclosure Information
Michael B. Furman, MD, MS Grant and research support: Mesoblast/Cascade 

None of the other planners or speakers had relevant financial relationships with ACCME-defined ineligible companies. All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated.

Renewal Date: 07/05/2023  
Expiration Date: 07/04/2026

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