Nerve Block Ultrasound




Diminishing time and resources force emergency physicians to practice regional anaesthesiato best serve their patients. Fortunately, point of care ultrasound means  that the range of safe and easy blocks is rising rapidly. Peripheral arm and leg blocks, plexus blocks and plane blocks are increasing in the EP repertoire.
This course will show you the normal anatomy, approach and targets for a large range of blocks, and then refine your needle guidance techniques. There is a lot more to needle guidance than most clinicians realise. Most have one preferred technique – by the end of this course we intend that you can optimise your machine settings, and then choose from a range of techniques to suit each particular patient.




  • Interscalene Brachial Plexus
  • Axillary Brachial Plexus
  • Femoral nerve
  • Adductor Canal
  • Popliteal Sciatic
  • Supra/Infraclavicular
  • Brachial Plexus
  • Proximal Sciatic
  • TAP block
  • PECS blocks
  • Paravertebral blocks




  • To identify the ultrasound appearances of nerves and relational anatomical landmarks for specific upper, lower, trunk and core blocks
  • To optimise the ultrasound machine to enhance visualisation of the anatomical regions
  • To apply ultrasound protocols to correctly locate blocks
  • To develop techniques to avoid nerve injury and troubleshoot complications associated with nerve injury




ASUM | CCPU units included in the course:

  • Ultrasound Guided Nerve Blocks (Central and Peripheral)


ACEM |  This course accredited for 15 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours as complying with ACEM standards and policies for Soft Tissue Ultrasound, Peripheral Vascular Access and ultrasound Guided Nerve Blocks (Core, Upper and Lower Limb).


ANZCA | Participants in the ANZCA and FPM CPD program may claim this this course under the Knowledge and skills activity Short format learning at 2 credits per hour


ACRRM | 30 PDP points; 30 points PRPD; 30 pts MOPS Radiology; 30 pts MOPS Emergency Medicine

Eligible for Rural Procedural Grants Funding | 2 days under all components (Emergency Medicine, Anaesthetics, Obstetrics and Surgery)

Rural Procedural Grants Program | GPs can receive $2000 per day for a maximum of 10 days of training per financial year, GPs providing hospital based emergency services can receive up to three days of eligible training per financial year. Access:


CICM | Lectures – Category 2A, points per hour 1;
Demonstrations – Category 2B, points per hour 2;

Skills – Category 3B, points per hour 3


RACGP | Activity Number: 119212, 40 Category 1 points. Specific Requirement Eligibility – Diagnostic radiology

Grant Approved Training | 2 days under Emergency Medicine, Anaesthetics, Obstetrics and Surgery. Forward your certificate of attendance and program of the activity (including session times and content) and claim form to

    Nerve Block Ultrasound - 2 Day Course

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