Introduction to Ultrasound Guided Regional Anesthesia

Introduction to Ultrasound Guided Regional Anesthesia

Tuition - $435.00

  (12 Months Unlimited Access)

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6.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

Date of Original Release: 10/3/2017
This edition valid for credit through: 10/3/2020
Product Code: OC-AES171

Introduction to Ultrasound Guided Regional Anesthesia

Introduction to Ultrasound Guided Regional Anesthesia Online Course is designed for medical professionals seeking to integrate ultrasound guided regional anesthesia techniques for surgery, pain management, or procedural applications such as fracture reduction into their clinical practice. This online course is taught by leading emergency medicine ultrasound experts that incorporates comprehensive lectures and interactive case presentations that will provide the user with a comprehensive, engaging and informative review of various nerve blocks performed under ultrasound guidance. Upper extremity, lower extremity, truncal, “new” blocks, and emergency application nerve blocks are all covered in this online course. Enrollment is valid for twelve (12) months and begins the moment the participant is enrolled. Extend your online course access another 3 months with the addition of an onsite hands-on workshop or register for a regularly scheduled GCUS scan workshop.

  • 12 months UNLIMITED access from your computer, tablet or phone. No lockouts, or hidden limitations after a certain amount of views.
  • A variety of learning components including: video lectures, scan demonstrations, course handouts, interactive components/quizzes, and more to improve diagnostic accuracy.
  • All online courses are approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ upon successful completion.
  • All online courses cover the same topics as our comprehensive live courses. Add a Hands-On Workshop (Not Valid for Registry Reviews) and receive 3 additional months of access. See our Blended Course Learning Format for more details.
  • Group pricing is available for groups of 5 or more (Not Valid for Registry Reviews). Add a Custom Onsite Hands-On Workshop for training consistency, time and cost effectiveness, with the highest quality ultrasound training in the industry.
  • Private Hands-On Workshops are also available for the learner who prefers the 1-1 learning format. Receive 3 additional months of unlimited online access (Not Valid for Registry Reviews) with a Private Hands-On Course. See our Private Hands-On Course Learning Format for more details.
  • All online courses have been broken down as micro-learning lessons in our Training Video Learning Format (Not Valid for Registry Reviews). All Training Videos are available in DVD and Online Video viewing options, with or without CME Credits. (CME Credits can be purchased at a later date). For more micro-learning options, see our selection of Protocol Manuals.


  • Imaging Fundamentals
  • Indications & Applications for U/S guided Regional Anesthesia and Upper extremity Nerve Blocks
  • Live Demonstration: 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


  • 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 Faculty

GulfCoast Ultrasound Institute

Arun Kalava  MD

Medical Director.
Envision Medical Services.
Bellaire Surgery Center, HCA West Florida.
Clearwater, FL.
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

GulfCoast Ultrasound Institute

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.

GulfCoast Ultrasound Institute

Lori Green  BA, RT, RDMS, RDCS, RVT

President, Program Director.
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.
Saint Petersburg, FL.
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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Accreditation Statement

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 enduring material 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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