Building Blocks of Ultrasound-Guided Regional Anesthesia

MASTERCLASS LEVEL 2
Location San Diego, CA, USA

In compliance with government and medical advice concerning COVID-19, the NYSORA Masterclass Building Blocks Workshop in San Diego will not take place from May 9-10, 2020. These are challenging times during which we all need to dedicate our skills and efforts to our communities and patients before returning to education.

Wishing you all much success in the fight against the pandemic.

Best for.

Level-2 is best suited for delegates who have some knowledge on ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia, but lack execution confidence, standardized protocols and clear-cut guidance on indications and simplified technique instructions. This workshop builds on the Level-1 and teaches common ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia procedures that are the core of regional anesthesia practice.

What will you learn.

In this 2-day program, you will submerge into this NYSORA’s signature program to expand the knowledge and learn the essential functional anatomy, scanning principles, and techniques for common ultrasound-guided nerve blocks, and vascular access.

Learning methods.

Lectures using the NYSORA’s new Virtual Cadaver Anatomy Dissection (VCAD) videos will complement the hands-on scanning on living models and NYSORA SIMULATORSTM. The practice on NYSORA SIMULATORSTM is another reason why our workshops are so popular – it cuts down on the lecture-style and transforms the workshop into a heavy-duty hands-on experience that helps the knowledge retention and facilitates its clinical application.

Learning objectives.

  1. Describe how to avoid complications of nerve blocks.
  2. Discuss patient preparation and sterility precautions.
  3. Demonstrate correct transducer position and scanning technique for common upper and lower extremity nerve blocks.
  4. Recognize relevant anatomical structures on ultrasound for common upper (i.e., interscalene, supraclavicular, infraclavicular and axillary brachial plexus blocks) and lower extremity (i.e., fascia iliaca, femoral nerve, popliteal and ankle blocks) blocks.
  5. Describe the prevention and treatment of local anesthetic systemic toxicity (LAST).

Testimonials.

  • “Thank you so much for your assistance last week registering for the Masterclass Level 2, held 2/22-2/23. The course was excellent, and I was able to use my new skills to safely place an ultrasound-guided interscalene block this morning! Previously, I have placed about 100 via nerve stimulator technique, but never with ultrasound. Kudos to your entire team, especially Drs. Ali and Jaffe.”
  • “This was an enjoyable, informative, practical course. I feel comfortable going ahead with putting what I have learned into practice.”
  • “Great workshop! Others should follow the format.”
  • “All of the instructors were truly amazing, helpful and passionate about teaching. I came all the way from South Africa for this course and it was well worth the travel. It met my expectations and was great. I will recommend it to everyone!”
  • “All instructors were extremely knowledgeable and enthusiastic about sharing their knowledge.”
  • “All hospital trainers need to attend a NYSORA workshop.”

Accreditation Statement.

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and NYSORA. Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Physician Continuing Medical Education

The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 11.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Continuing Nursing Education

The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 11.5 contact hours.
Pharmacotherapy contact hours for Advance Practice Registered Nurses will be designated on your certificate.

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) requires instructors, planners, managers and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest (COI) they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified COI are thoroughly vetted and resolved according to PIM policy. The existence or absence of COI for everyone in a position to control content will be disclosed to participants prior to the start of each activity.


Agenda.

08:30 - 09:00 Registration and light breakfast
09:00 - 10:00 Understanding and Set-up of the Ultrasound Machine for Picture-Perfect Images: Presentation and Practice
- Learn how to adjust the settings and improve the ultrasound image for common regional anesthesia procedures
10:00 - 10:30 Avoiding Complications of Nerve Blocks: Checklists and Monitors
- Learn the importance of each monitor tool
- Learn how to apply each monitor
- Learn how to improve safety, and decrease the risk of wrong-side blocks
- Learn about patient preparation and sterility precautions
10:30 - 11:00 The Anatomy of the Brachial Plexus
- Understand the anatomy relevant to upper extremity blocks. Virtual Cadaver Anatomy Dissection (VCAD) videos
11:00 - 13:00 The Upper Extremity Blocks Part I
- Lecture: The interscalene, and supraclavicular, brachial plexus blocks
- Learn how to adjust ultrasound settings
- Demonstrate correct transducer position and scanning technique
- Recognize all structures in the ultrasound image and learn decision-making process for best needle approach
- Hands-on practice. Demonstrate correct needle insertion techniques using NYSORA SIMULATORSTM
- Hands-on practice. Scanning on living models
13:00 - 14:00 LUNCH
13:00 - 13:30 Non-CME lunch lecture: Liposome Bupivacaine – Mechanism, Indications and Best Uses
14:00 - 16:00 The Upper Extremity Blocks Part II
- Lecture: The infraclavicular, and axillary brachial plexus blocks
- Learn how to adjust ultrasound settings
- Demonstrate correct transducer position and scanning technique
- Recognize all structures in the ultrasound image and learn decision-making process for best needle approach
- Hands-on practice. Demonstrate correct needle insertion techniques using NYSORA SIMULATORSTM
- Hands-on practice. Scanning on living models
08:30 - 09:00 Registration and light breakfast
09:00 - 09:30 Lecture: Prevention and Treatment of Local Anesthetic Systemic Toxicity (LAST)
09:30 - 10:00 The Anatomy of the Lumbar Plexus
- Understand the relevant anatomy for lower extremity blocks
- Virtual Cadaver Anatomy Dissection (VCAD) videos
10:00 - 12:00 The Lower Extremity Blocks Part I
- Lecture: The fascia iliaca, and femoral nerve blocks
- Learn how to adjust ultrasound settings
- Demonstrate correct transducer position and scanning technique
- Recognize all structures in the ultrasound image and learn decision-making process for best needle approach
- Hands-on practice. Demonstrate correct needle insertion techniques using NYSORA SIMULATORSTM
- Hands-on practice. Scanning on living models
12:00 - 12:30 LUNCH
12:30 - 14:30 The Lower Extremity Blocks Part II
- Lecture: The popliteal, and ankle blocks
- Learn how to adjust ultrasound settings
- Demonstrate correct transducer position and scanning techniques
- Recognize all structures in the ultrasound image and learn decision-making process for best needle approach
- Hands-on practice. Demonstrate correct needle insertion techniques using NYSORA SIMULATORSTM
- Hands-on practice. Scanning on living models
14:30 - 15:00 Introduction to Ultrasound-Guided Fascial Plane Blocks
- Learn how to recognize the fascial planes using ultrasound
- Advantages and disadvantages of fascial plane techniques
- Potential complications

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