Conscious Sedation

Myth: Conscious sedation is typically needed when performing most interventional pain procedures (e.g. epidural steroid injections, sacroiliac injections, medial branch blocks, and radiofrequency denervation). Learn about the facts surrounding this myth and the best practices to support safe performance of interventional pain procedures in your practice.

Each participant will read the FactFinder and will answer post-test questions to earn continuing medical education (CME) credits.

Authors
Byron J. Schneider, MD; Zachary L. McCormick, MD; David O’Brien, Jr., MD; Michael P. Bunch, MD; and Clark C. Smith, MD, MPH on behalf of the Spine Intervention Society’s Patient Safety Committee

Copyright 
Materials presented in this activity have been made available by the Spine Intervention Society for educational purposes only. We reserve all rights to such material.

Educational Objectives
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be at to:

  • Identify best practices to ensure patient safety during interventional spine procedures
  • Cite the evidentiary basis for risk mitigation strategies in the safe performance of interventional pain procedures

Authors Disclosure Information
RELEVANT FINANCIAL RELATIONSHIPS WITH ACCME DEFINED COMMERCIAL INTERESTS
Byron J. Schneider, MD
Nothing to disclose

Zachary L. McCormick, MD
Nothing to disclose

David O'Brien, Jr., MD
Nothing to disclose

Michael P. Bunch, MD
Nothing to disclose

Clark C. Smith, MD
Nothing to disclose

OTHER DISCLOSURES
Byron J. Schneider, MD
Consultant: Professional Disabilities Associates
Advisory committee: Tennessee Advisory Group - Spine Episodes of Care
Position in physician society/association: NASS, SIS
Travel expenses: AAPM&R, NASS, SIS

Zachary L. McCormick, MD
Grant support: SIS, Foundation of PM&R, Midwest Pain Society
Travel expenses: SIS

David O'Brien, Jr., MD
Position in physician society/association: NASS
Travel expenses: NASS

Michael P. Bunch, MD
Nothing to disclose

Clark C. Smith, MD
Nothing to disclose

Accreditation Statement
The Spine Intervention Society (SIS) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement
 
SIS designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Date of Activity Release:
 6/5/2018
Date of Activity Expiration: 6/4/2021

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