Outstanding instruction. It’s reassuring to have a knowledgeable and caring instructor explaining concepts in a concise and simple way. Thanks for holding my hand!”

-Anne H. Kloster, CRNA

Learn from NAFA professionals in historic Richmond, VA.

This three day workshop is dedicated to ultrasound guided peripheral nerve blocks of the upper and lower extremity. The workshop will be hosted in the brand new 3,000-square-foot Center for Research and Human Simulation in Virginia Commonwealth University’s College of Health Professions in Richmond, VA. The workshop offers CRNAs both lecture and small group hands-on training with the use of live scanning models and simulation needling trainers. Topics include: introduction to ultrasound, upper extremity brachial plexus blocks (interscalene, supraclavicular, infraclavicular, and axillary) as well as lower extremity blocks (femoral, saphenous at the adductor canal, sciatic at the popliteal fossa, and ankle)..

  • Continuing education credits: 21 Class A (pending approval)
  • Registration fee:
    • $999 through February 20, 2020
    • $1199 after February 20, 2020

Workshop Location Overview

Discover history, adventure and an easily accessible location in the historic Richmond region. Here, more than 400 years of American history live on through magnificent architecture, monument-lined cobblestone streets, and world-class museums – for an experience that’s anything but textbook. But the area makes history in other ways, too. Brave the gorgeous yet intense James River, which distinguishes the Richmond region as the only urban setting with Class IV rapids. It’s just one form of outdoor recreation for thrill seekers. See how the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is expanding its world-class offerings. And with more than 900 restaurants and diverse shopping, the Region is ideal for weekend getaways and vacations. The city of Richmond is located a mere 15 minutes from the Richmond International Airport.

Please note that schedules, times and venues are subject to change.

Online Meeting Registration

This workshop has a $999 registration fee through February 20, 2020, and $1199 after February 20, 2020. Once you have registered, you will receive an email confirmation notice from NAFA. Be sure to retain your confirmation number to make updates to your registration information, reprint your receipt, and receive access to the electronic syllabus.

Registration Cancellation Policy
If you are not able to attend this event, you may choose one of the following options:

  1. Have full amount of funds applied toward a NAFA conference registration fee held within the next 12 months of cancellation.
  2. Have a refund issued less a $25.00 cancellation fee for administrative costs incurred.
    All requests for registration cancellations must be submitted in writing to nafa@vcu.edu or by fax at (804) 828-6734

Hotel information
The newly renovated downtown Richmond Marriott Hotel is within walking distance to the Medical College of Virginia at VCU campus. The Richmond Hilton Garden Inn, by Hilton offers free shuttle service to the Medical College of Virginia at VCU campus.

Space is Limited. Early registration is advised.

This program is pending approval by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists

Ultrasound Guided Peripheral Nerve Block Workshop

Friday, March 20, 2020 (3 credits)
3:30 PM – 4:00 PM Welcome, Check-in & Refreshments
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Adding Ultrasound to the Armamentarium
L. Harold Barnwell, DNAP, CRNA
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM Basic Ultrasound Scanning Principles: Hands-On
L. Harold Barnwell, DNAP, CRNA
N. Damico, PhD, CRNA
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Question & Answer
L. Harold Barnwell, DNAP, CRNA
N. Damico, PhD, CRNA
Saturday, March 21, 2020 (9 credits)
7:30 AM – 8:00 AM Breakfast (provided)
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Ultrasound‐Guided Interscalene Block
H. Barnwell, DNAP, CRNA
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Ultrasound‐Guided Interscalene Block: Hands-On
L. Harold Barnwell, DNAP, CRNA
N. Damico, PhD, CRNA
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Ultrasound‐Guided Supraclavicular Block
L. Harold Barnwell, DNAP, CRNA
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Ultrasound‐Guided Supraclavicular Block: Hands-On
L. Harold Barnwell, DNAP, CRNA
N. Damico, PhD, CRNA
12:00 PM – 12:30 PM Lunch (provided)
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM Ultrasound‐Guided Infraclavicular Block
N. Damico, PhD, CRNA
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM Ultrasound‐Guided Infraclavicular Block: Hands-On
N. Damico, PhD, CRNA
L. Harold Barnwell, DNAP, CRNA
2:30 PM – 3:30 PM Ultrasound‐Guided Axillary Block
N. Damico, PhD, CRNA
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM Ultrasound‐Guided Axillary Block: Hands-On
N. Damico, PhD, CRNA
L. Harold Barnwell, DNAP, CRNA
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM Question & Answer
L. Harold Barnwell, DNAP, CRNA
N. Damico, PhD, CRNA
Sunday, March 22, 2020 (9 credits)
7:30 AM – 8:00 AM Breakfast (provided)
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Ultrasound‐Guided Femoral Block
H. Barnwell, DNAP, CRNA
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Ultrasound‐Guided Femoral Block: Hands-On
L. Harold Barnwell, DNAP, CRNA
N. Damico, PhD, CRNA
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Ultrasound‐Guided Saphenous (Adductor Canal) Block
L. Harold Barnwell, DNAP, CRNA
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Ultrasound‐Guided Saphenous (Adductor Canal) Block: Hands-On
L. Harold Barnwell, DNAP, CRNA
N. Damico, PhD, CRNA
12:00 PM – 12:30 PM Lunch (provided)
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM Ultrasound‐Guided Popliteal Sciatic Block
N. Damico, PhD, CRNA
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM Ultrasound‐Guided Popliteal Sciatic Block: Hands-On
N. Damico, PhD, CRNA
L. Harold Barnwell, DNAP, CRNA
2:30 PM – 3:30 PM Ultrasound‐Guided Ankle Blocks
N. Damico, PhD, CRNA
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM Ultrasound‐Guided Ankle Blocks: Hands-On
N. Damico, PhD, CRNA
L. Harold Barnwell, DNAP, CRNA
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM Question & Answer
L. Harold Barnwell, DNAP, CRNA
N. Damico, PhD, CRNA

Workshop Faculty:

Harold Barnwell, DNAP, CRNA
Assistant Professor
Assistant Director of Education
Department of Nurse Anesthesia
Virginia Commonwealth University

Nicole Damico, PhD, CRNA
Associate Professor
Vice Chair for Academic Affairs
Department of Nurse Anesthesia
Virginia Commonwealth University

Registration

Online Meeting Registration

This workshop has a $999 registration fee through February 20, 2020, and $1199 after February 20, 2020. Once you have registered, you will receive an email confirmation notice from NAFA. Be sure to retain your confirmation number to make updates to your registration information, reprint your receipt, and receive access to the electronic syllabus.

Registration Cancellation Policy
If you are not able to attend this event, you may choose one of the following options:

  1. Have full amount of funds applied toward a NAFA conference registration fee held within the next 12 months of cancellation.
  2. Have a refund issued less a $25.00 cancellation fee for administrative costs incurred.
    All requests for registration cancellations must be submitted in writing to nafa@vcu.edu or by fax at (804) 828-6734
Hotel

Hotel information
The newly renovated downtown Richmond Marriott Hotel is within walking distance to the Medical College of Virginia at VCU campus. The Richmond Hilton Garden Inn, by Hilton offers free shuttle service to the Medical College of Virginia at VCU campus.

Space is Limited. Early registration is advised.

Accreditation

This program is pending approval by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists

Schedule

Ultrasound Guided Peripheral Nerve Block Workshop

Friday, March 20, 2020 (3 credits)
3:30 PM – 4:00 PM Welcome, Check-in & Refreshments
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Adding Ultrasound to the Armamentarium
L. Harold Barnwell, DNAP, CRNA
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM Basic Ultrasound Scanning Principles: Hands-On
L. Harold Barnwell, DNAP, CRNA
N. Damico, PhD, CRNA
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Question & Answer
L. Harold Barnwell, DNAP, CRNA
N. Damico, PhD, CRNA
Saturday, March 21, 2020 (9 credits)
7:30 AM – 8:00 AM Breakfast (provided)
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Ultrasound‐Guided Interscalene Block
H. Barnwell, DNAP, CRNA
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Ultrasound‐Guided Interscalene Block: Hands-On
L. Harold Barnwell, DNAP, CRNA
N. Damico, PhD, CRNA
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Ultrasound‐Guided Supraclavicular Block
L. Harold Barnwell, DNAP, CRNA
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Ultrasound‐Guided Supraclavicular Block: Hands-On
L. Harold Barnwell, DNAP, CRNA
N. Damico, PhD, CRNA
12:00 PM – 12:30 PM Lunch (provided)
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM Ultrasound‐Guided Infraclavicular Block
N. Damico, PhD, CRNA
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM Ultrasound‐Guided Infraclavicular Block: Hands-On
N. Damico, PhD, CRNA
L. Harold Barnwell, DNAP, CRNA
2:30 PM – 3:30 PM Ultrasound‐Guided Axillary Block
N. Damico, PhD, CRNA
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM Ultrasound‐Guided Axillary Block: Hands-On
N. Damico, PhD, CRNA
L. Harold Barnwell, DNAP, CRNA
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM Question & Answer
L. Harold Barnwell, DNAP, CRNA
N. Damico, PhD, CRNA
Sunday, March 22, 2020 (9 credits)
7:30 AM – 8:00 AM Breakfast (provided)
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Ultrasound‐Guided Femoral Block
H. Barnwell, DNAP, CRNA
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Ultrasound‐Guided Femoral Block: Hands-On
L. Harold Barnwell, DNAP, CRNA
N. Damico, PhD, CRNA
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Ultrasound‐Guided Saphenous (Adductor Canal) Block
L. Harold Barnwell, DNAP, CRNA
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Ultrasound‐Guided Saphenous (Adductor Canal) Block: Hands-On
L. Harold Barnwell, DNAP, CRNA
N. Damico, PhD, CRNA
12:00 PM – 12:30 PM Lunch (provided)
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM Ultrasound‐Guided Popliteal Sciatic Block
N. Damico, PhD, CRNA
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM Ultrasound‐Guided Popliteal Sciatic Block: Hands-On
N. Damico, PhD, CRNA
L. Harold Barnwell, DNAP, CRNA
2:30 PM – 3:30 PM Ultrasound‐Guided Ankle Blocks
N. Damico, PhD, CRNA
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM Ultrasound‐Guided Ankle Blocks: Hands-On
N. Damico, PhD, CRNA
L. Harold Barnwell, DNAP, CRNA
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM Question & Answer
L. Harold Barnwell, DNAP, CRNA
N. Damico, PhD, CRNA

Workshop Faculty:

Harold Barnwell, DNAP, CRNA
Assistant Professor
Assistant Director of Education
Department of Nurse Anesthesia
Virginia Commonwealth University

Nicole Damico, PhD, CRNA
Associate Professor
Vice Chair for Academic Affairs
Department of Nurse Anesthesia
Virginia Commonwealth University

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