Intrathecal drug delivery is a well-established intervention for chronic pain and severe spasticity with over 3 decades of clinical use. Safe and effective utilization of this technique requires solid cognitive and technical skills. The purpose of this course will be to instruct clinicians on these techniques through case-based scenarios. Strategies to improve patient selection, trialing, implantation, post-implantation management, troubleshooting, and therapy optimization will be discussed. Multiple medical specialists would find this course of interest including neurology, neurosurgery, anesthesiology, and physical medicine and rehabilitation. This course will also be of interest to many allied health professionals such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, nursing, pharmacy, case management, and bioengineering.
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) and the North American Neuromodulation Society. The CNS is accredited by ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The CNS designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.