After completing this course, you will be able to

  • Use ultrasound to locate nerves in the neck, arms, torso, and legs
  • Differentiate nerves from surrounding structures such as tendons and muscles
  • Approach nerves with in-plane and out-of-plane techniques
  • Master the ultrasound-guided nerve block
  • Identify patient populations that will benefit most from ultrasound-guided nerve blocks
  • Choose the appropriate nerve to anesthetize for particular injury patterns
  • Correctly position patients for each type of block to enhance success
  • Avoid conscious / deep sedation with well executed ultrasound-guided nerve blocks
  • Counsel patients as to the duration of expected pain relief with various anesthetics
  • Develop a hospital protocol for the delivery of ultrasound-guided anesthesia