Ultrasound-Guided Upper Extremity Nerve Blocks for Emergency Medicine - Training Video

Ultrasound-Guided Upper Extremity Nerve Blocks for Emergency Medicine


Ultrasound-Guided Upper Extremity Nerve Blocks for Emergency Medicine

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Ultrasound-Guided Upper Extremity Nerve Blocks for Emergency Medicine

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Ultrasound-Guided Upper Extremity Nerve Blocks for Emergency Medicine Training Video is designed for emergency medical professionals seeking to integrate these nerve block techniques into their emergency or critical care practice. This training video incorporates lectures providing overview of needle guidance basics, indications and applications for performing ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia/upper extremity nerve blocks including: interscalene, supraclavicular, brachial plexus, axillary, forearm, and cervical plexus blocks. Case presentations and billing/coding guidelines will also be covered.

Date of Original Release: 12/27/2017
Reviewed for content accuracy: 12/27/2021
Reviewed by: Gulfcoast Ultrasound CME Committee
This edition valid for credit through: 12/27/2022
Video Length: 99 Minutes

Product Codes
ISBN: 978-1-945749-40-7
Online Video: OV-EMNBU


  • Overview of Needle Guidance Basics
  • Indications and Applications for Ultrasound-Guided Nerve Blocks
  • Ultrasound-Guided Nerve Blocks for the Upper Extremity: Anatomic Territories, Interscalene Block, Supraclavicular Brachial Plexus Block, Axillary Plexus Block, Forearm Nerve Blocks, and Cervical Plexus Block
  • Upper Extremity Nerve Block Case Studies
  • Billing and Coding


  • 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 upper extremities regional anesthesia nerve blocks.
  • Perform cervical plexus nerve blocks using ultrasound guidance.
  • Increase confidence to incorporate protocols, scan techniques, and interpretation criteria to integrate the skills learned into clinical practice.


Physicians, mid-level providers, and nurses involved with performing ultrasound-guided nerve blocks of the upper extremities. Practice specialties may include (but are not limited to) emergency, critical care, hospitalist, internal medicine, urgent care 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.

GulfCoast Ultrasound Institute

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.

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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Credits (Optional with additional purchase)

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 2.25 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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