Cádiz - Intrathecal therapy for advanced users

Course description

This course is designed to provide advanced knowledge and experience needed by this therapy. All topics relevant on intrathecal therapy will be covered in depth. Attendees are encouraged to an active participation in the discussion on the topics and will have the opportunity to attend live surgery. The focus of this training program is implant technique. 

Target Audience

Multiple teams experienced in the treatment of pain & spasticity and interested in updating their knowledge on the treatment of these pathologies:
  • Neurologists
  • Neurosurgeons
  • Anesthetists
  • Pain specialists 
  • Physiotherapy specialists 
  • Movement disorders specialists
  • Palliative care specialists
  • Nursing staff

Learning objectives

At the end of this training participants will:
  • Select and screen patients
  • Manage all pre-operative matters: psychological evaluation, informed consent, material available to be implanted, anaesthesia, catheter tip position, surgical details
  • Implant pumps according to the best practical guidelines
  • Manage outcomes and complications
  • Refill and troubleshoot pumps 
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