Director’s Welcome

Bill JohnsonWelcome to the Acute Surgical Pain Management Fellowship at the Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia (MTSA). I look forward to our interaction over the next year learning about advanced principles of acute pain management. This fellowship has brought together 25 faculty experts from the United States and Canada who have brought forth some engaging and clinically useful content for the practicing CRNA. Our hope is that this information gets widely disseminated and utilized to reduce surgical pain, improve the patient satisfaction experience associated with surgical interventions, and reduce pain-related complications and opioid use in the perioperative period. We have partnered with Thaana and multiple clinical sites throughout the US to bring forth a high-quality, interactive learning experience to ensure the fellow leaves the program with the knowledge and skills necessary to establish, train, and maintain an acute pain service.

As a graduate of this fellowship, you will make a strong impact throughout the country in advancing the latest evidence-based practices in acute pain management. As we already know, severe post-surgical pain can lead to debilitating chronic pain. At MTSA, we believe in advancing the latest techniques in acute pain management to minimize these chronic, debilitating conditions. Working together, we are confident that the incorporation of this fellowship knowledge will reduce health care costs and improve patient outcomes far into the future.

Thanks again for choosing MTSA and if there is anything I can do to enhance your learning experience in the fellowship, please let me know.

Bill Johnson DNAP, CRNA

Director, Acute Surgical Pain Management Fellowship