It is the pain that cures it

David Abekhon, Head of the Pain Unit at Quirónsalud and one of the directors of Cadavera in Pain Practical Training.

The Pain is not a medical specialty As long as it is not considered so, it is treated multidisciplinary. This is one of the reasons for the birth of “Hands-On Cadavers in the Pain Cycle”, directed by David Drone, Head of the Pain Unit of Quirónsalud, and Francisco Gomez Armenta, Head of the Pain Unit of the Hospital San Juan de Dios in Córdoba and Director of the Pain Unit of the Hospital Virgen del Puerto in Cádiz. This lineup has been celebrated this year eighth edition It was taught from June 3 to 5 at the Francisco de Vitoria University.

David Abekhon, Head of Pain Unit at Quirónsalud.

“In this session we try to make Pain treatment It has a multidisciplinary approach. Usually, he would undergo anesthesia and, in some cases, neurosurgery. we have it here Rehabilitation and rheumatologistsfamily physicians…Pain is not a medical specialty, it’s what treats it,” says Abigon. Specifically, one in five Spaniards suffer from chronic pain, and three out of ten of them do not respond adequately to pharmacological treatments It requires intrusive techniques.

In this way, students delve deeper into Anatomy and pathophysiology That react in pain through the latest developments. As the expert points out, the techniques are “a lot advanced” and their knowledge can help treating patients. In this sense, the course is divided into 12 stations Ultrasound, fluoroscopy, anatomical anatomy and surgical techniques. Practice is fundamental in this teaching, and for this reason, the students were divided into groups of 5 or 6 to be able to work with all the techniques aimed at treating pain, such as The use of cold radiofrequency And the implantation of the occipital nerve, an update this year.

The course officials also highlight the level of the faculty “made up of headache experts.” Hospitals and universitiesResponsible for explaining the different parts of the body.

Application of interventional pain techniques

In total, 50 specialists were enrolled in the course and 30 in the introductory course conducted at the Surgical Simulation Center of the Faculty of Medicine Francisco Vitoria University. An ideal space for this learning, according to Abigon, because the bodies are preserved in a way that preserves texture, plasticity and flexibility to train specialists in this type of procedure.

“We should we should Practice the technique Which we will do next on a live patient. In this university they are very keen with preservation of corpsesallowing us to intervene like a living person,” he identifies. In the same vein, Abekhon shows his enthusiasm for the young doctors enrolled in this course. Holding hands. “They come new generations Which is exciting.”

Carlos Fuentes Yuliac, neurosurgeon at Miguel Servet Hospital (Zaragoza), did not want to miss this training. The professional references From Abejón and Gómez Armenta, the program and the treatment of the cadaver in a short period of time prompted him to make the decision to enroll.

Carlos Fuentes Yuliac, neurosurgeon at Miguel Servet Hospital (Zaragoza) and student of the course.

We can be here too exchange opinions And our experiences with our other colleagues and that gives us a lot from a professional standpoint,” says Fuentes. In fact, he adds, he takes all of this technology and knowledge to the hospital where he works.” I can apply everything I’ve learned, for example, Ultrasound management Or radiation guidance techniques in the operating room.

Multicultural knowledge of pain management

Juan Pablo Ottalvaro, an anesthesiologist at the Colombian Pain Institute (Incodol) in Medellin.

Some of these students would later become teachers. Actually, that’s what happened Juan Pablo Ottalvaro, an anesthesiologist at the Colombian Institute of Pain (Incodol) in Medellin, who after three years of learning on this course became part of the faculty. Specifically, it is found in the lumbar region with techniques such as disco jelly.

“It has been a huge development for me. I think this course is very important because it is from Most basic methods From intervention and chronic pain management to advanced techniques. Last It is always included in the programme.

The other aspect that stands out as “added value” is Response For comrades from Colombia. “So we have multicultural knowledge In order to get closer to the best management of our patients.”

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