119212 - Nerve Blocks Ultrasound
This two-day course is designed for anaesthetists and general clinicians interested in developing their skills in ultrasound guided regional anaesthesia. There will be a team of experts in the field introducing nerve scanning techniques and presenting a range of upper, lower, core and trunk blocks. During this course you will be able to:
-identify the ultrasound appearance of nerves and relational anatomical landmarks for specific upper, lower, trunk and core blocks,
-optimise the ultrasound machine to enhance visualisation of the anatomical regions,
-apply ultrasound protocols to correctly locate blocks and
-knowledge to avoid nerve injury and
-troubleshoot complications associated with nerve injury.
Portable ultrasound machine is used to guide core-trunk and peripheral nerve blocks. Ultrasound allows assessment of nerves, nearby structures, and the needle to increase block efficacy and minimize complications. Procedural general clinicians, emergency physicians and anesthetics have more and more been applying real-time ultrasound guided in their practice to improve safety whilst performing nerve blocks. This workshop will discuss the basic principles of ultrasound imaging, the equipment used, and techniques for ultrasound guidance for peripheral nerve block.
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