Ultrasound Guided Nerve Blocks For Emergency Medicine
  • Ultrasound Imaging Fundamentals: The Basics
  • Ultrasound-Guided Regional Anesthesia: Getting Started
  • Upper Extremity Nerve Blocks
  • Lower Extremity Nerve Blocks
  • Miscellaneous Nerve Blocks: Transverse Abdominis Block; PECs II (Modified PECs I Block)
  • Reimbursement for Ultrasound Guided Regional Anesthesia

Date of Original Release: 1/1/2017
This edition valid for credit through: 1/1/2020

Price:  $295.00 (12 months access)
Code: OC-UGRA
4.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

 

Meet the Instructor
Topics & Objectives

Topics

  • Ultrasound Imaging Fundamentals: The Basics
  • Ultrasound-Guided Regional Anesthesia: Getting Started
  • Upper Extremity Nerve Blocks
  • Lower Extremity Nerve Blocks
  • Miscellaneous Nerve Blocks: Transverse Abdominis Block; PECs II (Modified PECs I Block)
  • Reimbursement for Ultrasound Guided Regional Anesthesia

Objectives

Upon completion of this activity the learner should be able to:

  • Increase the participants knowledge and competence in performing regional nerve blocks.
  • List the indications for performing ultrasound guided regional nerve blocks.
  • Demonstrate imaging techniques for proper nerve identification and needle delivery of local anesthetics.
  • Cite the anatomic territories covered by specific regional nerve blocks.
  • Incorporate tips that improve block success and enhance patient safety.
  • List what documentation is required for coding and reimbursement.
Target Audience
Physicians and advanced practice providers involved with performing ultrasound guided regional anesthesia in the emergency setting.
Course Instructors

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.

Lori Green

BA, RT, RDMS, RDCS, RVT

President, Program Director.
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.
Saint Petersburg, FL.
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
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)
President, Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.
No relevant financial relationships to disclose

Brian Schenker, MBA, RDMS, RVT (Program Coordinator/planner and reviewer, QI Task Force)
Program Coordinator, Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.
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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Continuing Education Credits
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 4.00 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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