Ultrasound Guided Lower Extremity Nerve Blocks for Emergency Medicine

  • Overview of Needle Guidance Basics
  • Indications and Applications for Ultrasound Guided Nerve Blocks
  • Ultrasound-Guided Nerve Blocks for the Lower Extremity: Anatomic Territories, Femoral Nerve, SFAST, Sciatic Nerve, Ankle Blocks
  • Ultrasound-Guided Miscellaneous Compartment Blocks: TAP, PEC1, PEC II, Serratus Anterior, Dorsal Penile Nerve Block
  • Lower Extremity Nerve Block Case Studies
  • Billing and Coding
  • Date of Original Release: 12/27/2017
    This edition valid for credit through: 12/27/2020

    Video Length: 116 Minutes
    2.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

    Product Codes:
    DVD - VL-EMNBL
    ISBN: 978-1-945749-39-1
    Online Video - OV-EMNBL

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    Topics & Objectives

    Topics

    • Overview of Needle Guidance Basics
    • Indications and Applications for Ultrasound Guided Nerve Blocks
    • Ultrasound-Guided Nerve Blocks for the Lower Extremity: Anatomic Territories, Femoral Nerve, SFAST, Sciatic Nerve, Ankle Blocks
    • Ultrasound-Guided Miscellaneous Compartment Blocks: TAP, PEC1, PEC II, Serratus Anterior, Dorsal Penile Nerve Block
    • Lower Extremity Nerve Block Case Studies
    • Billing and Coding

    Objectives

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

    • Increase the participants’ knowledge and competence to perform ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia for emergency medicine applications.
    • List the advantages of using ultrasound-guided nerve block techniques.
    • Demonstrate imaging techniques for performing ultrasound-guided lower extremities regional anesthesia nerve blocks.
    • Perform TAP, PECC 1, PECC II, and Dorsal Penile blocks using ultrasound guidance
    • Increase confidence to incorporate protocols, scan techniques, and interpretation criteria to integrate the skills learned into clinical practice.
    Target Audience
    Physicians, mid-level providers, and nurses involved with performing ultrasound-guided nerve blocks in the emergency setting. Practice specialties may include (but are not limited to) emergency, critical care, hospitalist, internal medicine and primary/urgent care.
    Course Instructors

    Andreas Dewitz

    MD, RDMS, FACEP

    Vice Chair for Ultrasound Education.
    Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine.
    Boston University School of Medicine.
    Boston Medical Center.
    Boston, MA.
    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)
    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 2.50 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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