Welcome to SSRA

Coming this fall - A completely redesigned SSRAUSA.COM with NEW focus on enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) and the critical role of a robust regional anesthesia program within the context of a perioperative surgical home model. New chest wall blocks lecture (PECS I,II & Serratus Plane) will highlight this highly successful model of care initiated in 2014 at Stamford Hospital for our breast surgery patients. Improvements in HCAHPS scores, patient satisfaction, pain control, time to discharge as well as cost savings will be discussed.

The Stamford School of Regional Anesthesia’s mission is to provide high quality training in the management of acute pain by teaching participants in our Saturday seminars how to place peripheral nerve catheters under ultrasound guidance.

SSRA also seeks to teach the strategies to launch a successful inpatient and ambulatory nerve block and catheter programs. The faculty at SSRA realize that in order to create a successful CPNB program you must earn the support of your surgical colleagues and your administration. SSRA is the only course available that integrates a surgeon and an administrator’s perspectives of regional anesthesia into our seminar. After attending our course, we will provide unprecedented access to all the documents you need to launch a successful nerve block program at your hospital including brochures, policies and procedures and order sets. Participants will also have access to a video library where all 10 blocks are videotaped on a real model with emphasis on positioning, ultrasound probe placement, and identification of anatomy.

SSRA will also offer post-course support in the form of a webinar, opportunities to visit The Stamford Hospital to observe our block team in action, and our faculty members can come to your hospital to assist you with the development of your continuous peripheral nerve block program.

Stamford, Connecticut is located only 30 miles from New York City and is in the heart of New England. Stamford is accessible by train, plane, and 8 anesthesia CME credits will be offered to attendees of the course.

We are glad to hear our attendees found the course to be a great learning experience!

  • “Thank you so much for this workshop, lectures were fabulous and the meals provided are very appreciated. The content material and format was exceptional, easy to follow and well laid out.”
  • “Had excellent command!”
  • “You make it very easy to understand, well explained and walked through.”
  • “Will add this to my practice.”
  • “Overall an excellent program!”
  • “Excellent Presentation.”
  • “Fabulous speaker!”

You don’t have to wait until next Spring to attend the next nerve block seminar, you can take it at ANYTIME online! Learn more at ssraonlinecme.com

The 10 Ultrasound-Guided Blocks Every Anesthesiologist Must Know

The 10 Ultrasound-Guided Blocks Every Anesthesiologist Must Know imageThe Stamford School of Regional Anesthesia (SSRA) ultrasound guided seminar seeks to meet the need for high quality training in the management of acute pain by teaching participants how to perform nerve blocks within the context of a catheter program. At our seminars you will learn the following 10 blocks: Upper Extremity: Interscalene, Supraclavicular, Infraclavicular Mid Body: Transversus Abdominus (TAP), Paravertebral, Fascia Illiaca Lower Body: Femoral, Anterior Sciatic, Saphenous, Popliteal Read more
  • http://www.halyardhealth.com/solutions/pain-management/acute-pain-solutions.aspx
  • www.teleflex.com/pnb
  • www.bbraun.com
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Next Workshop Title

Oct 3, 2015

  • Registration and Breakfast

  • How to Develop a Robust Nerve Block Program and Overcome The Common Obstacles Created by Your Surgeons, Administrators, and Nurses
    Theresa Bowling, M.D.

  • A Surgeon’s Perspective of Why Regional Anesthesia is Good for the Surgeon
    Philip Corvo. M.D

  • Billing for Regional Anesthesia….And Getting Paid for it
    Vlad Frenk, M.D.

  • Coffee Break

  • Chest Wall Blocks
    Paravertebral, PEC I & II, and Serratus Plane Block
    Steven Finkel, MD
    *Brand new lecture for 2015*

  • Abdominal Wall Blocks: TAP
    Theresa Bowling, MD

  • Chest Wall and Abdominal Wall Scanning on Models

  • Lunch and The Role of a Block Nurse
    in a Successful Regional Anesthesia Program
    Gayle Appleby, RN

  • Upper Extremity Blocks
    Interscalene, Supraclavicular and Infraclavicular
    Steven Finkel, M.D.

  • Upper Extremity Scanning on Models

  • Lower Extremity Blocks
    Femoral, Fascia Iliaca, Sciatic and Saphenous
    Kaili Dilts, M.D.

  • Lower Extremity Scanning on Live Models

  • Adjournment

Theresa E. Bowling, M.D.

Theresa E. Bowling, M.D.

Director, Stamford School of Regional Anesthesia (SSRA)
Chairman, Department of Anesthesiology

Steven Finkel, M.D.

Steven Finkel, M.D.

Co-Director, Stamford School of Regional Anesthesia (SSRA)
Staff Anesthesiologist, The Stamford Hospital

Vlad Frenk, M.D.

Vlad Frenk, M.D.

Staff Anesthesiologist, The Stamford Hospital
Faculty, SSRA

“Having recently left Stamford hospital for another health care system I can definitively state that the pain management program at stamford is far superior. The difference in the post operative experience for patients is profound, and I am most eager for my new facility to adopt the same practices that have worked so well in Stamford. ”

“Top notch group of instructors. Excellent small group instruction and very informative and educational.”

— ML

“Excellent! ”

— EB

“This course is extremely well organized with dynamic speakers in a great venue. I got more out of this course than any other I have attended. You presented a good road map for starting a peripheral nerve block program.”

— PS

“Great presentations with excellent videos. The hands on ultrasound training in small groups on live models and nerve simulators was amazing. I will highly recommend this course to my colleagues. ”

— AB

Complete Training Plus All The Materials You Need to Start A Successful Nerve Block Program at your Hospital

  • USB drive preloaded with all training presentations
  • USB preloaded with policies, procedure notes and more
  • Links to our YouTube instructional videos
  • 8 CME Credits
  • Opportunities to register for an observation visit

Call us for more information:

203 . 564 . 3180

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