Ultrasound-Guided Regional Anesthesia: Specialty Tracks for Anesthesiology or Emergency Medicine Applications

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Location: St. Pete Beach, FL 


Advanced Registration: $995.00 *
Regular Registration:  $1,095.00
Late Registration:  $1,195.00
* See Pricing section for details


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

Code: AES-131

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Objectives and Topics

  1. Upon completion of the program, the participant should be able to:
    1. Increase the participants’ knowledge to better perform Ultrasound-
    2. Guided Regional Anesthesia procedures.
    3. Demonstrate proper transducer manipulation and system
    4. optimization to produce diagnostic images.
    5. List the advantages of using U/S-guided nerve block techniques.
    6. Identify and distinguish the topographic and cross-sectional
    7. brachial plexus anatomy.
    8. Demonstrate imaging techniques for performing U/S-guided upper
    9. extremity regional anesthesia for interscalene, supraclavicular,
    10. infraclavicular, axillary, & forearm nerve blocks on live models.
    11. Demonstrate imaging techniques for performing U/S-guided lower
    12. extremity anesthesia for femoral, popliteal and ankle nerve blocks
    13. on live models.
    14. Increase confidence to incorporate protocols, scan techniques, &
    15. interpretation criteria to improve diagnostic/treatment accuracy.

  • Topics:
    • Imaging fundamentals
    • Indications/applications for
    • ultrasound-guided anesthesia
    • Upper & lower extremity nerve
    • blocks: anatomy, ultrasound
    • characteristics, scanning and
    • injection techniques
    • Interscalene: single injection
    • and continuous interscalene
    • catheter
    • Supraclavicular approach:
    • Single injection and catheter
    • techniques
    • Infraclavicular approach
    • Axillary plexus block
    • Musculocutaneous block
    • Forearm: Median, radial and
    • ulnar nerve blocks
    • Femoral nerve: single injection
    • vs. continuous nerve block
    • Sciatic nerve: subgluteal and
    • popliteal blocks
    • Ankle blocks: tibial nerve, deep
    • peroneal, sural, and saphenous
    • Live demonstration
    • Hands-on session on live
    • human models & phantoms

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Target Audience
The course is intended for any physician, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA), PA’s, or other medical professionals who have a desire to integrate ultrasound-guidance techniques for regional anesthesia applications.
Course Instructors
Michael D. Herrick MD
Andreas Dewitz, MD, RDMS, FACEP
Theresa Jorgensen RDMS, RDCS, RVT
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 hour(s) of ACEP Category I credit.

This program has been approved by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists for 7 CE credits; Code Number 1027661; Expiration Date 4/13/2013.

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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