Ultrasound-Guided Regional Anesthesia: Upper Extremities

Date of Original Release: 5/27/2014
Reviewed for content accuracy: 5/14/2017
Reviewed by: Gulfcoast Ultrasound CME Committee
This edition valid for credit through: 5/14/2018

Video Length: 00:53:00
1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

Product Codes:
Online Video - OV-AESU2
DVD - VL-120-U2
ISBN: 978-1-940954-09-7

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Topics & Objectives
  • Upper extremity nerve blocks:
  • Interscalene: single injection and continuous interscalene catheter
  • Supraclavicular approach
  • Infraclavicular approach: Single injections and catheter Techniques
  • Axillary plexus blocks
  • Musculocutaneous blocks
  • Forearm: Median, Radial and Ulnar nerve blocks
  • Live demonstration


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

At the completion of this program the participant should be able to:

  1. Increase the participants’ knowledge and competence to perform Ultrasound-Guided Regional Anesthesia procedures.
  2. Identify and distinguish the topographic and cross-sectional brachial plexus anatomy.
  3. Demonstrate imaging techniques for performing ultrasound-guided upper extremities regional anesthesia nerve blocks.
  4. Increase competence to incorporate protocols, scan techniques, and interpretation criteria to integrate the skills learned into clinical practice.
Target Audience
Sonographers, Physicians, Nurse practitioners, PA's or other medical professional performing and/or interpreting ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia procedures. Physician participants may include,(but is not limited to): anesthesiologists, CRNA's and emergency physicians.
Course Instructors

John G Antonakakis


Staff Anesthesiologist,
HCA Healthcare,
Portsmouth Regional Hospital,
Portsmouth, NH
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)
Medical Director, Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute
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)
President, Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.
No relevant financial relationships to disclose

Brian Schenker, MBA, RDMS, RVT (Program Coordinator/planner and reviewer, QI Task Force)
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 1.50 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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