The Johns Hopkins Department of Anesthesiology, Division of Pain Medicine, and Dr. Shravani Durbhakula invite pain fellows to enroll in “Pain Rounds with Dr. D”, a video curriculum and research project on the fundamentals of neuromodulation.
This will be a free series (password protected and by subscription only). Fellows who enroll will receive a certificate of completion upon watching the full series and completing required surveys.
Topics will include mechanisms, lead placement, surgical skills, management of complications, patient selection, the evidence behind spinal cord stimulation, case-based scenarios, professional development, and more!
Enroll now for more information!
Videos to be released in July of 2019.
ACGME-accredited pain fellowships only require five neuromodulation cases to graduate. This is in sharp contrast to the high numbers required for other types of pain procedures. Furthermore, there is no specification as to what can be considered a neuromodulation case (a five-minute intrathecal pump refill procedure may be counted as equivalent to a spinal cord stimulator implant). Thus, fellows may leave training with inconsistent neuromodulation education and highly variable comfort levels with spinal cord stimulation.
This series aims to equalize medical knowledge and minimize the clinical competency gaps amongst interventional pain fellows, regardless of baseline specialty or institution. We hope to increase comfort level and confidence with the procedures, and thereby expand the percentage of pain physicians successfully utilizing neuromodulation nationally.