Essentials of Ultrasound and Hand-Eye-Coordination

Location Sheraton Lincoln Harbor, overlooking NYC

Best for.

The fastest way to start using ultrasound with nerve blocks is to attend our next “Essentials of Ultrasound and Hand-Eye-Coordination workshop” on June 4th or December 3rd in Weehawken, New Jersey. This workshop is crafted for practitioners with LIMITED experience with ultrasound.

This 4-hour program is jam-packed with practical material for novices in a “ZERO-TO-HERO” format for the fastest to using ultrasound with nerve blocks and IV access!

Essentials of ultrasound is a highly practical course with ample time spent on learning the skill using NYSORA SIMULATORS™ and personalized guidance by our instructors.

What will you learn.

Do not miss the early bird registration with a discounted price and learn how to:

  • Operate an ultrasound machine;
  • Optimize the image for best success;
  • Perform the five essential probe ultrasound maneuvers;
  • Identify nerves, fascicles, tendons, blood vessels, bone, muscle, and fascial planes with ultrasound;
  • Quickly acquire Hand-Eye Coordination Skills practicing needle guidance on NYSORA SIMULATORS©.
Our courses utilize NYSORA’s SIMULATORS (TM) – the best tool to learn anatomy, needle-eye coordination and block injection technique.

Learning methods.

During Master Course Level 1, you will receive one-on-one guidance, using NYSORA’s latest educational tools NYSORA SIMULATORS™. The NYSORA SIMULATORS realistically simulate human anatomy, fascial sheets, peripheral nerves, and vascular structures. They have a skin-like feel and allow endless hand-eye practice in a simulated environment before applying the learned skills to patients, with a maximum one ultrasound machine per two delegates and at least 80% hands-on training.

Learning objectives.

  1. Demonstrate how to correctly operate an ultrasound machine.
  2. Demonstrate how to optimize an ultrasound image.
  3. Explain and perform the five essential ultrasound maneuvers.
  4. Identify nerves, fascicles, tendons, blood vessels, bone, muscle and fascial planes with ultrasound.
  5. Demonstrate the ability to guide the needle using both in-plane and out-of-plane approaches in order to reach a specific target.

Physician Continuing Medical Education

The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 4 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 13 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.

13:00 - 17:00 How to Operate an Ultrasound Machine

  • Correctly prepare all components to acquire an ultrasound image: Ultrasound gel and the correct transducer.

  • Turn on the machine and adjust the initial setup

  • Recognize the settings on the device

How to optimize an ultrasound image

  • Adjust the depth

  • Adjust the frequency

  • Adjust the focus

  • Adjust the gain

  • Apply the color Doppler

  • Adjust Time Gain Compensation

Learn the Transducer

Demonstrate the 5 core transducer manoeuvres to obtain and optimize
images and understand their utility in clinical practice.

  • P: Pressure

  • A: Alignment

  • R: Rotation

  • T: Tilt

  • H: Heeling

Recognize the Ultrasonographic
Appearance of Structures
Relevant to Regional Anesthesia

Identify nerves, fascicles, tendons, blood vessels, bone, muscle,
and fascial planes.

Acquire Hand-Eye
Coordination Skills

Demonstrate the ability to guide the needle using both in-plane or
out-of-plane in order to reach a specific target



Cancellation Policy
  • All cancellations have to be made in writing to:
  • Cancellations made more than 1 calendar month in advance will receive 50% refund of fees paid
  • Cancellations within 1 month of workshop date will receive no refund of fees paid
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What is NYSORA's educational philosophy?

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