Ultrasound – Guided Regional Anesthesia & Vascular Access Workshop

This course not only teaches you the technical skills (i.e. the how). The Boutique course gives you all that PLUS the why, the when and the what’s next.

Delegates attending the regional and vascular access boutique workshop will be taught standardized techniques and protocols endorsed by NYSORA key opinion leaders worldwide. Faculty selected for the workshops are some of the best instructors and clinicians recognized for their expertise in regional anesthesia. They will present a consistent, agreed-upon NYSORA format that offers the clearest possible instruction.

The regional and vascular access boutique workshop includes state of the art 3D virtual cadaver imaging and top-quality personalized instruction by internationally renowned instructors.

Where will it be held?
Sheraton Hotel, Weehawken, NJ

Overlooking Manhattan, NY with its uninterrupted views across the Hudson to MANHATTAN. The Sheraton Lincoln Harbor hotel is located directly opposite from the ferry terminal linking Weehawken with Midtown Manhattan in just 8 minutes. For those who prefer to drive, the Sheraton offers complimentary parking to our course participants. Newark airport is located a short taxi ride away. For more information and hotel booking please click here.

What are the Learning Objectives?

  • Interpret various sonographic artifacts and outline a plan for troubleshooting these using various transducer maneuvers and ultrasound machine setting adjustments
  • Demonstrate the correct sonographic technique for identification of the brachial plexus and individual nerves of the lower extremity, and associated vascular and musculoskeletal structures
  • Demonstrate the correct sonographic technique for performance of truncal blocks including transversus abdominis plane block, rectus sheath block, and paravertebral and neuraxial blockade
  • Describe the factors leading to local anesthetic systemic toxicity and postoperative neurologic symptoms, and propose a strategy for avoidance and treatment of these complications
  • Compare the evidence for success and other outcomes between landmark-based and ultrasound-guided approaches to vascular access
  • Develop a framework for the establishment of a regional anesthesia service using strategies to increase surgical, anesthetic and hospital buy-in
  • Discuss the rational choice of local anesthetics and adjuvants for various peripheral nerve blocks

Acreditation Statement

Jointly provided by Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and NYSORA, the regional and vascular access boutique workshop is supported by an independent educational grant from Pacira Pharmaceuticals.

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)™. 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.