Free CME: Benefits of Ultrasound-Guided Regional Anesthesia in the Emergency Department - Training Video

Free CME: Benefits of Ultrasound-Guided Regional Anesthesia in the Emergency Department


Free CME: Benefits of Ultrasound-Guided Regional Anesthesia in the Emergency Department

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Free CME: Benefits of Ultrasound-Guided Regional Anesthesia in the Emergency Department

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Free CME: Benefits of Ultrasound-Guided Regional Anesthesia in the Emergency Department Training Video provides an overview of how to integrate ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia into the emergency medicine department. You will be shown the many benefits it provides to the patient, practitioner, and facility. For more comprehensive training in these procedures, we recommend attending the live course, blended course or participate in the online course with Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute.

Date of Original Release: 10/30/2017
This edition valid for credit through: 10/30/2020
Video Length: 00:15:00

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Online Video: OV-BUGRA


  • Why Learn Ultrasound-Guided Regional Anesthesia
  • Risks Associated with Ultrasound-Guided Regional Anesthesia
  • Upper Extremity Ultrasound-Guided Nerve Blocks
  • Lower Extremity Ultrasound-Guided Nerve Blocks
  • Patient Safety and Satisfaction
  • Billing and Coding
  • Case Studies


  • Identify the benefits of ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia.
  • Summarize the indications for performing ultrasound-guided nerve blocks
  • Outline the types of upper extremity nerve blocks
  • Outline the types lower extremity nerve blocks
  • Demonstrate an axillary plexus block
  • Demonstrate an ultrasound-guided reduction of distal radius fracture
  • Perform a popliteal-sciatic nerve block for left foot and ankle wounds
  • Patient Safety


Physicians and mid-level providers involved with performing ultrasound in an emergency and/or critical care setting. Practice specialties may include (but are not limited to) emergency medicine, critical care, radiology, orthopedics, sports medicine, pain management, anesthesiology, and primary care.


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.

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
Milwaukee, WI
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, Content Reviewer, QI Task Force)
President, Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.
St. Petersburg, FL
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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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 0.50 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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