Two MIS Courses, ‘MIS for the Non-MIS Surgeon’ and ‘Radiation Reduction Strategies for Minimally Invasive Procedures’ are available free to NASS In-Training Members to view anytime OnDemand.
MIS for the Non-MIS Surgeon
This interactive online course will alleviate the fear and concern towards adopting MIS surgery. Starting with the basics, it then proceeds to a series of case presentations by the faculty, discussing 4 common pathologies (lumbar discectomy, lumbar stenosis, spine fracture and spondylolisthesis) traditionally managed with open surgery. Faculty will incorporate the advantages of the procedure and how it benefitted the patient. Also addressed will be strategies to avoid the possible complications for each approach. This course will take up to two hours to complete. Learn more and Register
Radiation Reduction Strategies for Minimally Invasive Procedures
This interactive online course will teach effective strategies to reduce radiation exposure. The course begins with the basic physics of fluoroscopic technology and definitions of common terms used to describe radiation exposure. Faculty will review the biologic effects and risks of radiation exposure, and will provide a description of protective equipment for both providers and patients. Radiation reduction strategies for the patient and practitioners are also addressed and two procedures will be described from the perspective of radiation reduction techniques: transforaminal epidural steroid injection and percutaneous pedicle screws. This course will take up to two hours to complete. Learn more and Register