|Dates:||Feb 12-13, March 9-10, April 9-10, May 14-15|
|Times:||2 Full days from 0830-1700 each month|
|Workshop Title:||Cryoneurolysis for Pain and Spasticity Training|
|Attendance:||2-5 per workshop|
|Faculty:||Paul Winston, Dr. Andrew Round, Dr. Stephanie Muise.|
|Equipment:||Institution to use their own ultrasound Handheld will be demonstrated. 10 probes with 40 cartridges for each workshop.|
The structure of the education is a 2-day workshop in the core principles of cryoneurolysis, pain and spasticity. Ultrasound guidance training and live patient demonstrations and treatments. In order to supply the education, we require funding to host the courses, organize meals for lectures and access the medical devices (and consumables) for the teaching courses with the appropriate cartridges.
At the end of the workshops, participants will be able to:
- Participate in ultrasound guidance training and procedures on patients in multiple patients approximately 10-12 patients each days including cryoneurolysis and additional nerve block assessments prior to treatment for 1-3 patients.
- Receive didactic teaching on how to do cryoneurolysis for treating pain associated with spasticity.
- Describe the localization of targeted nerves under
- Select the appropriate patient for cryoneurolysis and Pain Management
- Describe the technical features of the iovera°
- Perform cryoneurolysis for pain associated with spasticity
Please note: British Columbia has strict rules about physician licencing and observation. All physicians must receive a licence to observe treatment.
English Language Proficiency Requirement
Language capacity will be assessed for all applicants who were not trained in English. They may allow a language exemption based on work experience. The OET is the recommended test if you do not have one of the following:
- IELTS Academic examination
- Minimum score of 9 in each component.
- OET Medicine examination
- Minimum score of 7 in each component.
- CELPIP General examination
- Minimum grade of B in each component.
Those who do not have an exemption are permitted to come as observers but not participate in patient care and interaction.
The applicant will submit a photocopy (or scanned copy) of the following documents:
- If training is to take place in a hospital facility, a letter of approval from the hospital/health authority must be provided.
- If training is to take place in an accredited non-hospital facility, a completed Application for Privileges form must be submitted through the Non-Hospital Medical and Surgical Facilities Accreditation Program (NHMSFAP) with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia.
- If the applicant’s diploma and/or specialty certification is not in English, an official translation is required. Where translation is required, it is the responsibility of the applicant to have the document translated by a certified translator, and provide both the original and the certified translation to the College. The College accepts translators certified by the Society of Translators and Interpreters of British Columbia (STIBC). To confirm if a translation service not certified by STIBC is accepted by the College, please get in touch with your College contact.
- Specialty certification must be in line with the intended scope of activity in BC and be issued by the applicant’s current jurisdiction of practice.
- Before performing or assisting at surgery, assurance must be provided that their liability carrier will cover any possible surgical misadventure in BC, or CMPA coverage must be arranged.