Facet Interventions: Medial Branch Blocks

Description

Learn about the important elements in the safe performance of interventional pain procedures.  Adherence to these practices will help decrease the risk of preventable complications.

Authors
Zachary L. McCormick, MD; Lisa Doan, MD; John Hambraeus, MD; Milan P. Stojanovic, MD; and Yakov Vorobeychik, MD, PhD on behalf of the Spine Intervention Society‚Äôs Standards Division and Evidence Analysis 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 able to:

  • List contraindications to the procedure, and
  • Identify best practices to ensure patient safety during interventional pain procedures.

Author Disclosures Information
RELEVANT FINANCIAL RELATIONSHIPS WITH ACCME DEFINED COMMERCIAL INTERESTS
Lisa Doan, MD
Nothing to disclose

Johan Hambraeus, MD
Nothing to disclose

Zachary L. McCormick, MD
Nothing to disclose

Milan P. Stojanovic, MD
Nothing to disclose

Yakov Vorobeychik, MD, PhD
Nothing to disclose

OTHER DISCLOSURES
Lisa Doan, MD
Nothing to disclose

Johan Hambraeus, MD
Speaker: St Jude Medical
Position in physician society/association: SIS

Zachary L. McCormick, MD
Grant and research support: Foundation of PM&R, EpiMed International
Position in physician society/association: AAPM

Milan P. Stojanovic, MD
Position in physician society/association: World Institute of Pain, Education Committee.
Travel expenses: World Institute of Pain - FIPP Exam Travel Expenses
Other: Pain Practice Journal - Editorial Work Reimbursement

Yakov Vorobeychik, MD, PhD
Nothing to disclose

References
References are provided within the PDF.

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: 8/10/2020
Date of Activity Expiration: 8/09/2023

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