Nerve Block Ultrasound - 2 Day Course
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
- 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
ACCREDITATION & APPROVALS
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 | This course is approved for 16 total activity hours. PDP units: 1 Performance Review, 15 Educational Activity. MOPS points: 1. Grant eligibility: Emergency Medicine, Anaesthetics, Obstetrics, Surgery.
CICM | Lectures – Category 2A, points per hour 1;
Demonstrations – Category 2B, points per hour 2;
Skills – Category 3B, points per hour 3
RACGP | This course is an RACGP CPD Accredited Activity 40 CPD Program points in 2020-22 Triennium. RACGP ID 192318.
Gold Coast Office
2 Miami Key
Broadbeach Waters, QLD 4218