Considerations in Cervical and Lumbar Spine Surgery a hands on cadaver workshop for Nurses, NPs and PAs

Date & Location
Thursday, October 25, 2018, 11:30 AM - Saturday, October 27, 2018, 4:00 PM, PASE Lab, St. Louis, MO

Hands-On Cadaver Workshop for PAs, NPs, Nurses and other interested Healthcare Professionals.

  1. Perform basic interrupted suturing techniques, subcuticular and deep wound closures
  2. Discuss suture and needle types and indications for use
  3. Review and describe basic spinal anatomy and pathologies and significant surgical anatomy of the cervical lumbar spine
  4. Describe assessment techniques for the cervical and lumbar spine patient and perform physical exam skills in the lab
  5. Study spinal imaging techniques and review normal and abnormal results to enhance interpretation skills
  6. Review surgical approaches and fusion techniques for the cervical and lumbar spine
  7. Perform anterior/posterior cervical and posterior lumbar decompression and fixation procedures on the cadaver specimen enhancing abilities to anticipate the needs of both the patient and the surgeon
  8. Participate in interactive case discussions of patients with spinal pathologies


To register for this hands-on cadaver lab please click on the link below to be taken to the PASE Lab registration site:

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Saint Louis University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designations:

Saint Louis University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 20.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Saint Louis University School of Medicine will provide Other learner certificates (for NPs, nurses, and other types of learners).  The certificate will state that the activity was designated for 20.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Follow your board's requirements for reciprocal CE credits.

American Academy of Physician Asssitants:  AAPA

AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.  PAs may receive a maximum of 20.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ for completing this activity.