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Cadaver Needling & Live Model Scanning Lab

Cadaver Lab Location: Nacogdoches Medical Center, Nacogdoches, TX 

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All course participants must first complete the 16 hour online pre-lab portion of our course before attending our 14 hour hands-on cadaver needling and live model scanning lab. This lab consists of both male and female live model scanning stations, and four cadaver needling stations. Cadaver needling & live model scanning stations include those for upper extremity, chest wall, abdominal wall, and lower extremity blocks. 12 blocks will be covered in the lab (proximal sciatic nerve block--transgluteal approach will not be covered due to obvious live model privacy issues and poor cadaver image quality).


Each block station will be complete with a brief anatomy review (via abbreviated 3D anatomy presentations) & user-controlled sample ultrasound scan videos displayed on an iPad. Each participant will have the opportunity to perform scanning and needling over and over to optimize proficiency. The scanning lab will fully conclude on Saturday evening--leaving Sunday completely open for relaxed travel home. Each lab participant should feel fully prepared to leave the scanning lab on Saturday and perform a well-polished block back at home come Monday morning!


Our scanning lab is delivered in two phases--both of which prepare each participant for proficiency testing (see below).

Scanning Lab Phases

Phase I

Focuses on the development and refinement of ultrasound device operation, image optimization, &  image interpretation skillsets. Critical concepts in anatomy and block performance, specific to each block, are reinforced by viewing brief highlights from the 3D anatomy presentations & block video presentations at each block station.

Phase II

Focuses on the development and refinement of needling skills and becoming very comfortable with an established routine for single--shot, catheter--through--needle, & catheter--over--needle nerve block techniques. 

Proficiency Testing


After completion of Phases I & II of our scanning & needling lab, each participant will be well prepared to exhibit proficiency in block performance by performing a simulated single-shot nerve block technique for a selected block--from start to finish. Specific criteria for evaluation will be clearly spelled out at the beginning of the lab session.

Scanning Lab 1
Scanning Lab 3
Scanning Lab 2
Scanning Lab 4
Scanning Lab 5
Proficiency Testing
Scanning Lab 6
Scanning Lab 7

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Fri-Sat, Aug. 10-11 


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Fri-Sat, Nov. 2-3 


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Fri-Sat, Nov. 2-3


Fri-Sat, Feb. 22-23 


Reserve your seat. Class sizes are limited.

Cancellation Policy:

*Course offerings are dependent upon minimum class sizes. reserves the right to cancel lab sessions up to 30 days prior to session for a full refund. Please know: We try, when at all possible, to avoid having to cancel any lab sessions.

If you are unable to attend a cadaver lab please reschedule to attend a different session. Cancellations, and even last minute rescheduling are costly--something we make every effort to avoid. If you are absolutely unable to attend any session we will accommodate you using the following guidelines:  
More than 6 weeks prior to lab: 100% refund*
Less than 6 wks, more than 4 wks prior: 80% refund*
Less than 4 wks, more than 3 wks prior: 50% refund*
Less than 3 weeks prior: NO REFUND, will allow rescheduling to another lab session.
*Refund minus applicable fees (PayPal, and 3D4 Medical fees)
Scanning Lab Location*

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(Note physical location of Scanning Lab below)

Nacogdoches Medical Center
4920 NE Stallings Dr
Nacogdoches, TX 75965
(3rd Floor Classroom)

*Attn: Anesthesia Program Directors--Arrangements can be made to hold the scanning lab on-site for SRNAs for some anesthesia programs. Call our business office for more details.


Scanning Lab Location
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