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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - NGR6473C

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Current Status: Approved by SCNS - 2012-12-12
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: New
Course Change Information (for course changes only):
Comments: to GC 10/31/12. Elective - MS Nursing. GC approved 11/15/12. to USF Sys 11/15/12. to SCNS 11/26/12. Approved effective 1/1/13. Nmbr 6443c approved as 6473c

  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    2971 2012-10-12
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Nursing NR 620100020
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Dewel Lindsey 8133969978

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    NGR 6473C Interventional Procedures/Simulations in Pain Management

    Is the course title variable? N
    Is a permit required for registration? N
    Are the credit hours variable? N
    Is this course repeatable?
    If repeatable, how many times? 0

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    2 C - Class Lecture (Primarily) -
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Int Procedure/Sim in Pain Mgmt
    Course Online? Percentage Online
    C - Face-to-face (0% online) 0


    NGR 6066, NGR 6147


    Course Description

    Focuses on introduction of various interventional techniques used in treatment of pain syndromes. The course is based on application of didactic material from previous pain management graduate courses. More advanced interventional modalities.

  3. Justification

    A. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course.

    Offered as enrichment course (not part of program/concentration/certificate)

    B. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service?

    Lack of dedicated pain management electives

    C. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?


    D. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.)

    Knowledge of specific content area

  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    1. Describe the pain assessment in adult and pediatric patients and its appropriateness of utilizing interventional techniques

    2. Examine the appropriateness of utilizing interventional techniques in treatment of pain patients

    3. Summarize the components of the pain evaluation and health examination and their appropriateness for interventional pain techniques

    4. Understand the rationale behind various interventional procedures

    5. Demonstrate interventional techniques in treating Complex Regional Pain Syndromes

    6. Demonstrate interventional techniques in treating Facial Pain

    7. Demonstrate interventional techniques in treating Headaches

    8. Demonstrate interventional techniques in treating Back and Neck Pain

    9. Demonstrate interventional techniques in treating Cancer Pain

    10. Describe placebo effects in pain relief procedures and its clinical implications for clinical practice

    11. Competency in performing interventional pain procedures under fluoroscopy, CT scan

    B. Learning Outcomes

    1. Competency in the understanding of the pain interventional procedures.

    2. Competency in understanding common pain syndrome through proper interventional procedure techniques

    3. Correct demonstration of anatomical identification of pain pathway and physical landmarks.

    4. Demonstrate the mechanisms and hypotheses explaining the different phases of pain in Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

    5. Apply key concepts of interventional pain management techniques to Back and Neck Pain.

    6. Demonstrate interventional techniques appropriate for treating Facial Pain

    7. Demonstrate interventional techniques appropriate for treating Neuropathic Pain

    8. Demonstrate interventional techniques appropriate for treating Cancer Pain

    9. Demonstrate interventional techniques appropriate for treating Peripheral Nerve Pain

    10. Describe uncommon Pain Management Interventional Procedure techniques

    C. Major Topics

    1. Lumbar, Thoracic, Cervical, and Caudal Epidural Blocks

    2. Lumbar, Thoracic, Cervical Facet Blocks

    3. Plexus Blocks: Lumbar, Brachial, Celiac, Hypogastric, Splanchnic

    4. Sacroiliac Block and Radiofrequency Lesioning techniques

    5. Ganglion Blocks: Stellate, Sphenopalatine, Gasseian, Trigeminal, Walther(Impar)

    6. Peripheral Nerve Blocks: Greater and Lesser Occipital, Supra and Infra Orbital, Femoral, Sciatic, Lateral Femoral Cutaneous, Ankle Block

    7. Transforaminal Lumbar, Thoracic, and Cervical Nerve Blocks

    8. Neurolytic Nerve Blocks: Cervical and Lumbar Subarachnoid Neurolytic Blocks

    9. Implantation Techniques: Implantable Infusion Pumps, Spinal Cord Stimulation, Occipital Nerve Stimulation

    10. Percutaneous Vertebroplasty

    11. Epiduroscopy and Percutaneous Diskectomy for Lumbar Disc Pathology

    D. Textbooks

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy




    Simulation Evaluation

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests




    Simulation Evaluation

    H. Attendance Policy

    Course Attendance at First Class Meeting – Policy for Graduate Students: For structured courses, 6000 and above, the College/Campus Dean will set the first-day class attendance requirement. Check with the College for specific information. This policy is not applicable to courses in the following categories: Educational Outreach, Open University (TV), FEEDS Program, Community Experiential Learning (CEL), Cooperative Education Training, and courses that do not have regularly scheduled meeting days/times (such as, directed reading/research or study, individual research, thesis, dissertation, internship, practica, etc.). Students are responsible for dropping undesired courses in these categories by the 5th day of classes to avoid fee liability and academic penalty. (See USF Regulation – Registration - 4.0101,

    Attendance Policy for the Observance of Religious Days by Students: In accordance with Sections 1006.53 and 1001.74(10)(g) Florida Statutes and Board of Governors Regulation 6C-6.0115, the University of South Florida (University/USF) has established the following policy regarding religious observances: (

    In the event of an emergency, it may be necessary for USF to suspend normal operations. During this time, USF may opt to continue delivery of instruction through methods that include but are not limited to: Blackboard, Elluminate, Skype, and email messaging and/or an alternate schedule. It’s the responsibility of the student to monitor Blackboard site for each class for course specific communication, and the main USF, College, and department websites, emails, and MoBull messages for important general information.

    I. Policy on Make-up Work

    J. Program This Course Supports


  5. Course Concurrence Information

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