Acute Surgical Pain Management Fellowship
MTSA & AANA. Partnering to Make A Difference in Acute Pain Management
Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia (MTSA) and the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) have partnered to offer a postgraduate Acute Surgical Pain Management Fellowship (ASPMF) through the graduate school located in Madison, Tennessee. The objective of this certificate program, a component of the AANA Pain Management Curriculum, is to advance the knowledge and skills of Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) in acute surgical pain management and prepare them to help meet the growing need for this evidence-based approach in the United States.
This unique post-graduate fellowship utilizes evidence-based knowledge to provide a clinically oriented multidisciplinary training environment for the comprehensive treatment of acute surgical pain. Fellows will learn advanced techniques for managing patients’ acute post-surgical pain through hands-on ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia (USGRA) training, online discussions, and coursework, as well as clinical opportunities with mentors experienced in acute surgical pain management.
Participants are eligible to receive 150.00 Class A CE credits upon completion of the program.
- Two Application Cycles
- January 1 – June 30
- July 1 – November 30
- Two Start Dates
- August 31
- January 4
12-Month Acute Surgical Pain Management Fellowship Program
To be admitted applicants must be a CRNA holding an active, unencumbered license. Completion of both a basic and advanced-cadaveric USGRA workshop is required prior to enrollment in the program.
APPLICATIONS ARE BEING ACCEPTED NOW. SPACE IS LIMITED!
For More Information
To begin the admission process visit MTSA's Acute Surgical Pain Management Fellowship site for an online application and more information. Call MTSA for information at 888-353-6872 Monday through Thursday, 8 am - 6 pm CST; email firstname.lastname@example.org.
CRNAs = Part of the Solution to a Growing Need
The field of pain management is continually growing. As the baby boom generation ages, increasing numbers of patients will undergo surgery, and CRNAs will be responsible for managing these patients’ acute pain. The AANA/MTSA Acute Surgical Pain Management Fellowship will equip CRNAs with the necessary knowledge and skill-sets to meet this growing demand. From medical management approaches, such as multimodal therapies and opioid-sparing strategies, to advanced interventional techniques, including continuous catheter utilization, CRNAs will acquire the knowledge to treat these patients with confidence and skill.
The Program Process
The ASPMF consists of a classroom component offered via distance education (didactic education) and a clinical component (proctored hands-on clinical experience offered through one or more clinical sites). Fellows will learn innovative techniques including multimodal and interventional therapies to manage acute surgical pain while developing business management proficiency.
Topics of Study
- Legal, ethical, and professional issues related to acute surgical pain management
- Psychosocial, spiritual, and cultural dimensions of acute surgical pain
- Non-allopathic considerations for acute surgical pain management
- Physiological aspects of pain
- Assessment and evaluation of the patient with acute surgical pain
- Pharmacogenetics, dynamics, and kinetics related to acute surgical pain management
- Technical interventions for the management of acute pain
- Foundations of initiating an acute pain service
- Business fundamentals in acute pain management
Continuing Education Credits
This program has been prior approved by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists for 150.00 Class A CE credits; Code Number 1037120; Expiration Date 1/6/2022. AANA designates this program as meeting the criteria for up to 40.00 CE Credits in pharmacology/therapeutics.
To be admitted, a prospective fellow must be a CRNA with an active, unencumbered license. Completion of both a basic and advanced-cadaveric ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia workshop is required within four months of entering the Fellowship. (Must be enrolled in an advanced and basic USGRA workshop at the time of application.) Watch the AANA website and Anesthesia E-ssential for announcements and registration details.
FAQs about Acute Surgical Pain Management Fellowship Program
How many years of experience are required to apply?
How much is tuition?
What are the prerequisites to be admitted for the fellowship program?
Does one size fit all, or is the program individualized based on the applicant’s experience?
I have some experience in doing USGRA, will that be considered (will I get some credit) in my application process?
What is your class size?
The Council on Accreditation has approved 12 fellows to be admitted twice a year.
Do the fellows choose their clinical sites?
Clinical site selection by fellows is the ASPMF preference; however, final determination of dates and clinical training site selection will be at the discretion of director of the fellowship.