Neurosurgical Boot Camp for Advanced Practice Providers

KRH For Employees

Course Information

This conference is hosted by the Neuroscience & Spine Institute, a department of Kalispell Regional Medical Center. The course offerings are intended for advanced practice providers around the country. Teaching will occur over two and a half days and is comprised of didactic lectures, case studies and hands-on practical simulations. Specific focus is given to the multiple facets of medicine related to neurology, neurosurgery and physiatry.

At the conclusion of this course, participants should be able to demonstrate in a simulated setting:
  • Arterial line placement
  • Craniotomy surgical technique skills
  • Clinical decision-making
  • Deep brain stimulation experience
  • External ventricular drain placement
  • Imaging overview
  • Spinal injections for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes overview
  • Intracranial pressure monitor placement technique and interpretation overview
  • Lumbar puncture technique/skill
  • Simulation of intraoperative microscope use
  • Hands-on review of surgical skill for lumbar pedicle screws including both navigated and non-navigated techniques
  • Neurological evaluation of adult and pediatric patients
  • Pain pump indications and reloading technique
  • Perioperative pain management
  • Shunt programming
  • Shunt tapping

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