Hands-On Workshops


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EKG Boot Camp

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

This workshop will focus on the high-risk EKG that you can’t afford to miss. A basic 12-lead review will progress into actual cases we will solve. We will also cover five things you should look for on every EKG of a syncope/palpitations patient and document on their chart. Every participant will also receive an “MI Window” to use in class and take home to use in their clinic while reading EKGs. PAs at all levels of EKG interpretation will benefit from this course.

Joint Injection

Thursday, August 8, 2019

This workshop is meant for those who wish to gain new experience with joint injections or for those who need to refresh joint injection techniques. There will be an overview of types of injection materials, including the efficacy of each type for various orthopedic conditions. Pearls and pitfalls will be reviewed and hands-on practice with anatomical models will allow the participant to progress through various types of common injections used in primary care, rheumatology and orthopedics.


Thursday, August 8, 2019

In this hands-on workshop, learn or review beginning suturing skills, including basic instrument handling and sterile technique, choice of suture material, and stitch selection. This is the ideal workshop for students or PAs needing to learn basic technique or as a refresher.

Point of Care Ultrasound

Saturday, August 10, 2019

This workshop will guide the participants through basic ultrasound functions. A variety of anatomical evaluations will be executed on live models with intimate guidance from instructors. A few of these evaluations include: E-FAST, vascular access, gallbladder evaluation, appendix evaluation, limited cardiac, ocular and much more. This course would be essential for all PAs who have access to ultrasound in their workplace for the benefit of your patients.

Knee and Shoulder Exam

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Distinguished orthopedic specialist and popular CAPA speaker, Dr. Gregory Yoshida, will be presenting a knee and shoulder workshop, providing a comprehensive review of each joint and the various conditions that may be uncovered through a focused examination. The anatomy of each will be reviewed and specific examination techniques demonstrated to help narrow a differential diagnosis for patients who present with knee or shoulder complaints. This workshop will help the PA in any practice, including primary care, emergency medicine, orthopedics and rheumatology.

Cervical & Lumbar Spine Exam

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Dr. Gregory Yoshida, will again be presenting his spine workshop for PAs who desire a more in-depth review of the spine and how to examine it. Dr. Yoshida will review the basic anatomy of the upper and lower back and demonstrate specific exam techniques that will narrow a differential diagnosis for even the most difficult to diagnose patients. This workshop will be invaluable for any PA who works with patients with neck and back complaints.