Educational topics pertaining to all pain control and anesthesia.  From injection techniques for local anesthesia to conscious sedation either enteral (oral), Parenteral (IV) or inhalation (Nitrous oxide/oxygen).  The control of anxiety (anxiolysis) whether pharmacologic or otherwise is included.  Management of anesthesia complications and the management of prescription drugs for pain control, anesthesia and chronic pain management.

Topics may include:

  • Local anesthesia
    Any technique to induce the absence of sensation in a specific part of the body, generally for the aim of inducing local insensitivity to pain, although other local senses may be affected as well.
  • Enteral techniques for conscious sedation – Oral sedation
    Education about orally administered sedation techniques;
  • Parenteral techniques for conscious sedation – IV sedation
    Education about sedatives not administered orally.  Includes drug administration using an intravenous route
  • Inhalation techniques for conscious sedation
    Education about anxiolytics or sedatives administered by inhalation i.e.: nitrous oxide/oxygen
  • Combination techniques for conscious sedation
    Education about the use of two routes of administration of medication for the purpose of sedation
  • Anxiolysis
    Education regarding medications or other interventions that inhibits anxiety; may include the use of anti-anxiety medications. This could include holistic and traditional supplements, medicaments, hypnosis or other relaxation techniques
  • Pharmacotherapuetics of anesthesia and pain medications
    The study of the therapeutic uses and effects of drugs used in anesthesia and pain management.
  • Management of complications of anesthesia
    Preparation in identifying and managing complications during anesthesia, may be simulation based.
  • Non-pharmacologic methods for pain control
    Strategies and techniques used to decrease anxiety and pain, i.e.: cognitive behavioral therapy, relaxation techniques
    Behavioral strategies to control pain and anxiety i.e.: hypnosis, physical therapy for pain control
  • Prescription medication management
    Education related to drug prescription management including chronic pain medication management.  Could include pain contracts.
  • Emerging concepts, techniques, therapies and technology
    New technology/procedures used in anesthesia and pain management.
  • Product/technology training
    Training on proper use of specific products/instruments developed to aid in anesthesia and pain management. Product training courses should be directed to current users or a product and focus on proper/safe use. Courses cannot contain any marketing information intended to encourage participants to purchase the product