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Introductory Ultrasound for Anaesthetists

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Introductory Ultrasound for Anaesthetists courses are delivered with a focus on the acquisition of practical skills for immediate use in the clinical environment. 

This intensive course features over 9.5 hours of practical scanning. 

Topics covered include:

  • Needle guidance techniques

  • Vascular access and nerve anatomy

  • Procedural applications

  • Nerve blocks



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Pre activity

A series of short online lectures, recommended reading list

Post activity

Post course questionnaire and course evaluation

Learning objective

At the conclusion of this course, candidates will be able to:

  • Modify ultrasound system controls to attain basic practical proficiency in image optimisation
  • Compare techniques and clinical applications of ultrasound guided regional anaesthesia procedures to improve success rates and reduce the risk of complications
  • Describe the basic nerve blocks techniques and demonstrate basic practical proficiency for the following peripheral nerve blocks:
    • the brachial plexus (including supraclavicular, infraclavicular, interscalene and axillary approaches)
    • sciatic
    • femoral
    • transversus abdominus plane



    Assessment info

    Pre course survey
    Post course questionnaire and course evaluation

    Additional info

    Designed and delivered by consultant anaesthetists, this course has been developed for those with little or no prior ultrasound experience.

    Procedural Grant - eligible for 2 days Emergency Medicine, Anaesthetics, Obstetrics, Surgery

    Introductory Ultrasound for Anaesthetists
    Provider Type
    Education Provider
    15.50 hours
    CPD Points
    30 PRPD
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