Ultrasound-Guided Regional Anesthesia

  • Taught by Leading Experts in the Field of Anesthesia
  • Instruction for Both Upper & Lower Extremity Blocks
  • Review of Nerve Blocks in an Emergency Setting
  • Increase Diagnostic Skills and Scanning Proficiency
  • 3:1 Participant/Instructor Ratio for Maximum Hands on Scanning
  • Practice Interventional Techniques on Inanimate Phantoms

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Location: St. Pete Beach, FL 


Advanced Registration:

Regular Registration:

Late Registration:

* See Pricing section for details


AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
7.75 hour(s) of ACEP Category 1 Credit
7.25  AANA CE Credit(s)

Code: AES-171

Participants :

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Topics & Objectives


  • Imaging Fundamentals (Pre Course Webinar)
  • Indications & Applications for US-Guided Regional Anesthesia
  • Upper Extremity Nerve Blocks:
  • Interscalene
  • Supraclavicular
  • Infraclavicular
  • Axillary
  • Truncal Blocks:
  • PECS I & II (Serratus Plane Block)
  • SubCostal TAP (Transversus Abdominis Plane)
  • Classical TAP
  • Quadratus Lumborum (QL) Block
  • Lower Extremity Nerve Blocks:
  • Femoral Nerve Block
  • Fascia Iliaca Block
  • Saphenous/ Adductor Canal Block
  • Sciatic (Popliteal & Subgluteal) Block
  • Ankle Block
  • Regional Anesthesia for Emergency Medicine Applications


  1. Increase the participants’ knowledge and competence to perform Ultrasound-Guided Regional Anesthesia procedures.
  2. Demonstrate proper transducer manipulation and system optimization to produce diagnostic images.
  3. List the advantages of using ultrasound-guided nerve block techniques.
  4. Identify and distinguish the topographic and cross-sectional brachial plexus anatomy.
  5. Demonstrate imaging techniques for performing ultrasound-guided upper extremities regional anesthesia nerve blocks.
  6. Demonstrate imaging techniques for performing ultrasound-guided lower extremities anesthesia nerve blocks on live models.
  7. Increase confidence to incorporate protocols, scan techniques, and interpretation criteria to integrate the skills learned into clinical practice.

* Pricing
Each course registration includes: a digital course notebook (lifetime access to any device, full color presentations, and the ability to take notes/make annotations within the e-book that will sync across devices.) Daily continental breakfast and afternoon snack will also be provided.

A printed version of the notebook can be purchased at an additional fee of $65. Please place your order by calling (727)363-4500 at least 1 week prior to the start of the course to ensure that it is available for you at the start of the course.

The Advanced Registration Tuition is applied to registration submitted and paid/postmarked at least 21 days in advance of the course.
The Regular Registration Tuition is applied to registrations submitted between 7-21 days in advance of the course.
The Late Registration Tuition is strictly enforced and is applied to ALL registrations submitted within one week (7 days) of the start of the course.

Target Audience
The course is intended for any physician, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA), physician assistant, or any other medical professional that have a desire to integrate ultrasound-guidance techniques for regional anesthesia applications.
Course Instructors
Arun Kalava, MD
Charlotte Derr, MD, RDMS, FACEP
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 Subcommittee)
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 Subcommittee)
President, Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.
No relevant financial relationships to disclose

Brian Schenker, MBA, RDMS, RVT
Program Coordinator, Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.
No relevant financial relationships to disclose

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Continuing Education Credits
The Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute designates this live activity for a maximum of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Approved by the American College of Emergency Physicians for a maximum of 7.75 hour(s) of ACEP Category I credit.

This program has been approved by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists for 7.25 CE credits; Code Number ; Expiration Date .

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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