Introduction to Ultrasound Guided Regional Anesthesia
  • Imaging Fundamentals
  • Indications & Applications for Ultrasound Guided Regional Anesthesia and Upper Extremity Nerve Blocks
  • Live Demonstrations: Upper Extremity
  • Truncal Blocks
  • Lower Extremity Nerve Blocks
  • New Regional Blocks: Anterior Suprascapular and ESP Blocks
  • Live Demonstrations: Truncal and Lower Extremity Blocks
  • Regional Anesthesia for Emergency Medicine Applications

Date of Original Release: 10/3/2017
This edition valid for credit through: 10/3/2020

Price:  $425.00 (12 months access)
Code: OC-AES171
6.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

 

Topics & Objectives

Topics

  • Imaging Fundamentals
  • Indications & Applications for Ultrasound Guided Regional Anesthesia and Upper Extremity Nerve Blocks
  • Live Demonstrations: Upper Extremity
  • Truncal Blocks
  • Lower Extremity Nerve Blocks
  • New Regional Blocks: Anterior Suprascapular and ESP Blocks
  • Live Demonstrations: Truncal and Lower Extremity Blocks
  • Regional Anesthesia for Emergency Medicine Applications

Objectives

Upon completion of this activity the learner should be able to:

  • Increase the participants’ knowledge and competence to perform Ultrasound-Guided Regional Anesthesia procedures.
  • Demonstrate proper transducer manipulation and system optimization to produce diagnostic images.
  • List the advantages of using ultrasound-guided nerve block techniques.
  • Identify and distinguish the topographic and cross-sectional brachial plexus anatomy.
  • Demonstrate imaging techniques for performing ultrasound-guided upper extremities regional anesthesia nerve blocks.
  • Demonstrate imaging techniques for performing ultrasound-guided lower extremities anesthesia nerve blocks on live models.
  • Perform PECC and TAP blocks using ultrasound guidance
  • Increase confidence to incorporate protocols, scan techniques, and interpretation criteria to integrate the skills learned into clinical practice.
Target Audience
This online course is intended for any physician, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA), physician assistants, or any other medical professionals that have a desire to integrate ultrasound-guided techniques for regional anesthesia applications.
Course Instructors

Arun Kalava

MD


No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Charlotte Derr

MD, RDMS, FACEP

Associate Program Director, Ultrasound Director,
University of South Florida,
Emergency Medicine Residency Program
Tampa, FL
GUI QI Task Force Subcommittee
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Faculty & Content Disclosures...
Faculty Disclosure
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc. adheres to ACCME Essential Areas, Standards, and Policies regarding industry support of CME. Speakers will disclose any relevant commercial relationships prior to the start of the educational activity.

Content Validation
All presentations for this CME activity were reviewed and approved by members of the GUI CME Review Committee to determine content validity and to ensure that no conflicts of interest exist prior to the activity commencement or material compilation.

Disclosure of Individuals in Control of Content
In addition to the faculty listed the following individuals are recognized by GUI as being in control of content of this program:

James Mateer, MD, RDMS (Medical Director-planner, QI Task Force Subcommittee)
Medical Director, Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Charlotte Derr, MD, RDMS, FACEP (Co-Medical Director-planner & QI Task Force Subcommittee)
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine &
Fellowship Director of Emergency Medicine
Ultrasound Fellowship Program
University of South Florida Medical School
Tampa, FL
No relevant financial relationships to disclose

Andreas Dewitz, MD, RDMS(Member of Advisory Board, QI Task Force Subcommittee)
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
Vice Chair of Ultrasound Education
Boston Medical Center
Boston, MA
No relevant financial relationships to disclose

Lori Green, BA, RT, RDMS, RDCS, RVT (Program Director/planner and reviewer, QI Task Force Subcommittee)
President, Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.
No relevant financial relationships to disclose

Brian Schenker, MBA, RDMS, RVT (Program Coordinator/planner and reviewer, QI Task Force Subcommittee)
Program Coordinator, Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.
No relevant financial relationships to disclose


Disclosure of Commercial Support
There was no commercial support involved in the planning, development/implementation of this activity.


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Continuing Education Credits
The Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education(ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This course also meets CME/CEU requirements for ARDMS. Note: While offering the CME credit hours noted above, activities are not intended to provide extensive training or certification for exam performance or interpretation.
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