Ablative Nerve Block

Overview

4.6 out of 5 (126 Reviews)

Credits

1.50

Post Assessment Questions

7

Start Date

1 Sep 2023

Last Review Date

1 Sep 2023

Expiration Date

31 Aug 2026

Estimated Time To Finish

90 Minutes


 
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Activity Description

Ablation procedures have been used to treat chronic back pain and sciatica of unknown etiology as an alternative to surgical severing the dorsal rami. Nerve ablation is a minimally-invasive procedure that involves coagulation necrosis of afferent nociceptive signals via high-frequency waves (300 to 500 Hertz). This activity outlines the ablative nerve block procedure and reviews the relevant anatomy, indications, and contraindications. This activity details the role of the interprofessional team in the ablative nerve block procedure.

Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of physicians, physician associates, nurses, pharmacists, and nurse practitioners.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the learner will be better able to:

  • Identify the indications for an ablative nerve block.
  • Describe the equipment needed to perform an ablative nerve block.
  • Outline the potential complications of ablative nerve blocks.
  • Summarize interprofessional team strategies to improve care coordination and care delivery for patients undergoing ablative nerve blocks.

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Why are there questions about children in an activity that is supposed to be for Geriatricians?

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Thank you.

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7 questions total - however, many of them are repeated and I ended up answering 10 or so questions.

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