The Maverick Chronic Pain Series is designed to address the needs of CRNAs currently in or those contemplating entering the pain management field.  The lack of comprehensive pain education for CRNAs and an overwhelming number of Americans suffering from chronic pain is the driving force behind this education.  CRNAs must be adequately educated and prepared in the physiology of pain, the assessment, and diagnosis of pain and of course the many different treatment options in both the acute and chronic settings to combat this crisis.

The Maverick Chronic Pain Series is a combination of online, interactive pre-learning modules designed to prepare the learner for participation in a 16-hour hands-on cadaver lab.  The online pre-learning will be extensive but self-paced allowing for a complete understanding of all concepts prior to attending the cadaver lab.  The cadaver lab will focus on the skill acquisition of fluoroscopy-guided and ultrasound-guided pain interventions.  Using the latest in pedagogy education strategies, the lab time will allow the learner to obtain an unprecedented number of repetitions at each station, in a true life-like simulation, to achieve a strong level of competency and confidence.

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Chronic Pain Series I

Basic Fluoroscopy Guided Injections
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  • All course days begin at 8 AM

  • Saturdays finish by 5 PM
  • Sunday afternoon is open stations & flexible to those with flights to catch.


  • $3,500

Course I is for CRNAs with limited experience. Designed for those who have little or no prior experience in chronic pain assessment, diagnosis and treatment.

Online Topics Covered:

  • Pain Types/Assessment/Interview
  • Shoulder/Hip/Knee Pain
  • Sensory, Strength and Reflex Testing
  • Myofascial and SI Joint Pain
  • Radicular Spine Pain
  • Spinal Anatomy for Fluoroscopic Interventions
  • Neuroscience of Pain
  • Documentation Requirements
  • Radiation Safety

Cadaver Lab Stations:  

  • Lumbar Interlaminar Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Lumbar transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Sacroiliac Intra-articular Joint injections
  • Lumbar intra-articular Facet and Medial Branch Nerve Blocks
  • Caudal Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Live model: pain assessment and diagnosis

Chronic Pain Series II

Advanced Fluoroscopy Guided Injections
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Course II is for those who have already begun practicing some of the more basic chronic interventions and desire to increase their knowledge and skill set.

Online Topics Covered:

  • Complex Pain Assessment and Diagnosis
  • Advanced Radiological Interpretation
  • Advanced Scientific Basis of Pharmacology
  • Red flags of pain management

Cadaver Lab Stations:

  • Cervical Medial Branch Nerve Blocks
  • Cervical Epidural Steroid injections
  • Cervical/Thoracic/Lumbar Radiofrequency Ablation/lesioning of the Medial Branch nerve
  • Thoracic Epidural Steroid Injections

Chronic Pain Series III

Ultrasound-Guided Chronic Pain Injections
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Course III is for those who are experienced in fluoroscopy guided pain interventions but wish to add ultrasound guided interventions to their skill set and learn the all important business of pain management.

Online Topics Covered:

  • Using Ultrasound in Pain Management:
  • Injections for major and minor joints; various peripheral nerves.
  • Pain Management in Rural Settings
  • The Business of Pain Management

Cadaver Lab Stations:

  • USG injections of major joints: Shoulder, Hip, Knee
  • USG injections of minor joints: Elbow, ankle, hands
  • USG injections of Peripheral nerves: radial, median, ulnar, ilioinguinal/ilihypogastric, greater occipital; geniculars
  • USG stellate ganglion injection
  • USG lumbar facet injections
  • USG Sacroiliac Joint injections