Nerve Block Ultrasound for Anaesthetics Course
ACEM, ACRRM, RACGP, ANZCA, CICM
This nerve block course is led by an Anaesthetist. For nerve blocks led by an Emergency Physician, please click here.
The provision of ultrasound guided regional anaesthesia, previously considered a niche, is now very much a core competency for all practicing Anaesthetists. However on the job teaching of the skill varies greatly between locations, making it challenging to up-skill in the area. This course will provide theoretical background and practical skills in the peripheral and truncal blocks that most Anaesthetists would be expected to be able to perform on the job.
Who should attend?
- Junior House Officer
- Pain Management Specialist
- Palliative Medicine Physician
- Rural Generalist
The objectives of this ultrasound course are:
- 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
Course 028 is approved for 15 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours as complying with ACEM standards and policies.
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.
CPD Approved Activity under RACGP 2023-25 CPD program. Approved for Educational Activities 4.25 hours, Reviewing Performance 10.25 hours, specific requirements diagnostic radiology, 2 days Anaesthetics, Obstetrics, Surgery and Emergency Medicine training grants. Provider Number 214288, Activity ID 394482.
Participants in the ANZCA and FPM CPD program may claim this course under the Knowledge and Skills activity short format learning at 2 credits per hour.
Lectures – Category 2A, points per hour 1;
Demonstrations – Category 2B, points per hour 2;
Skills – Category 3B, points per hour 3.
Morning tea, a light lunch and refreshments are provided each day.