Boston Scientific announced the launch of its Neuromodulation Learning Institute, a clinical education programme and online resource centre for healthcare providers to enhance their knowledge and awareness of spinal cord stimulation technology, procedures and techniques. The company made the announcement during the annual meeting of the International Spine Intervention Society (ISIS), Chicago.
The Neuromodulation Learning Institute offers a broad range of hands-on and web-based learning tools for healthcare professionals to enhance patient outcomes using Boston Scientific’s Precision Plu SCS system, which uses current delivered to the spinal cord to mask pain signals to the brain.
The institute sponsors live classroom and peer-to-peer educational opportunities showcasing basic and advanced spinal cord stimulation procedures and techniques. It also offers the first and only spinal cord stimulation mobile system, STIM Lab. Members can benefit from interaction with healthcare professionals and gain access to experienced chronic pain specialists and spine surgeons.
To complement these learning tools, Boston Scientific is also introducing its Neuromodulation Learning Institute iPhone / iPad app, an educational resource for healthcare providers using spinal cord stimulation to manage patients with chronic pain. It features surgical technique videos and access to the textbook “Spinal Cord Stimulation: Percutaneous Implantation Techniques”.
“The Neuromodulation Learning Institute offers in-depth instruction on techniques critical to successful patient outcomes with spinal cord stimulation,” said Thomas Simopoulos, director of the Interventional Pain Service at the Arnold Pain Management Center, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston and assistant professor of anesthesia at Harvard Medical School. “The new iPhone/iPad app is an excellent tool for training current and prospective pain physicians on spinal cord stimulation.”