Neurosurgical Boot Camp for Advanced Practice Providers

KRH For Employees
Seventh Annual Neurosurgical Boot Camp for Advanced Practice Providers
September 18-20, 2019
2019 course focus: Trauma and Critical Care

To be added to the mailing list for 2020, please contact Willie Deering at or (406) 752-5170, extension 2491


Registration is open for the 2019 conference. Sign up now.

Course Information

This conference is hosted by the Neuroscience & Spine Institute, a department of Kalispell Regional Medical Center. The course offerings are intended for advanced practice providers around the country. Teaching will occur over two and a half days and is comprised of didactic lectures, case studies and hands-on practical simulations. Specific focus is given to the multiple facets of medicine related to neurology, neurosurgery and physiatry.

At the conclusion of this course, participants should show competency in:
  • Arterial line placement
  • Craniotomy surgical technique skills
  • Clinical decision-making
  • Deep brain stimulation experience
  • External ventricular drain placement
  • Imaging overview
  • Spinal injections for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes overview
  • Intracranial pressure monitor placement technique and interpretation overview
  • Lumbar puncture technique/skill
  • Simulation of intraoperative microscope use
  • Hands-on review of surgical skill for lumbar pedicle screws including both navigated and non-navigated techniques
  • Neurological evaluation of adult and pediatric patients
  • Pain pump indications and reloading technique
  • Perioperative pain management
  • Shunt programming
  • Shunt tapping

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