"Today I successfully did my first sciatic popliteal block with ultrasound and nerve stimulation. There has always been something missing in my work life, and it was being so unsure about regional blocks. Thanks for giving me the confidence to what I've been longing to do. "
Camille St. Julian, February 2017 Attendee
"At 6:30 this morning, I performed a popliteal/sciatic nerve block and nailed it! I identified the anatomy with no problem, had my needle in view the entire time, and looked like I had been doing them for years! My fellow CRNA that had been training me was blown away! Thanks again to all of you!"
Diana Rudd, February 2017 Attendee
"For any CRNA/SRNA considering a regional block course, go no further. The prerequisite component that you must complete online prior to attending the two-day hands-on lab will thoroughly prepare you to get the most out of your time with the live models and the cadavers. The live instruction is personal and pretty much one on one as needed. All of the clinical instructors are motivated to help you succeed."
Melinda Rayter, November 2016 Attendee
"Loved this course! When it comes to the pulsatile artery, you can't get any better when it comes to seeing what you would see when doing a block. The non-narcotic technique I'm now trying started with learning blocks at Maverick. Dan and David are great guys and great CRNAs!"
James Stockman, Past Attendee and Current Instructor
"Texas Christian University uses Maverick every year. This is an excellent partnership between an academic institution and practicing nurse anesthetists."
Kay K. Sanders, CRNA, DNP
Director, TCU School of Nurse Anesthesia
These values motivated three seasoned CRNAs — David Gaskin, Dan Nash, and the late Hank Dougherty — to create Maverick Medical Education. Maverick wields the latest technology and proven experiential learning techniques to turn our students into experts on regional nerve blocks and ultrasound applications at the point of care.
David has two decades of experience in professional anesthesia. Along with fellow Maverick Dan Nash, David served as a coordinator for Texas Wesleyan University's anesthesia program. He earned a BS in Nursing from Texas Christian University in 1993 and a MS in Health Sciences from Texas Wesleyan in 1998. He currently serves as an officer in the U.S. Army Reserves.
Dan has over two decades of experience in professional anesthesia. In addition to developing a post-op pain management program with fellow Maverick David Gaskin, Dan has worked in both small CRNA and large ACT organizations. He earned his MS in Health Sciences (1994) and DNAP (2012) from Texas Wesleyan. He currently works at the St. Anthony Bone & Joint Hospital in Oklahoma City.
Dena has spent twenty-five years in business management, including a role as Director of Operations for the Bryan/College Station Chamber of Commerce. She has extensive experience in medical practice management, human resources, and accounting. She earned a BBA from Texas A&M University in 2008 and an AA in Accounting from Trinity Valley Community College in 1986.
Emma Westbrook has worked in healthcare for over a decade, serving as an anesthesia technician and more recently working in dialysis. She has extensive experience in healthcare market research, executive administration, and social media management.
Dr. McNeill currently serves as a Clinical Associate Professor of Pedagogy in the Department of Health and Kinesiology at Texas A&M University. She co-authored the textbook Health Education: Creating Strategies for School and Community Health and speaks at national and international conferences about improving learning outcomes through evidence-based teaching methodologies.