The axillary block is a plexus block at the terminal branches of the brachial plexus, designed to anesthetize the major motor and sensory nerves in the distal arm, elbow, wrist, forearm, hand, and fingers. Course participants will learn the anatomy of the axillary vessels and musculocutaneous nerve and the technique for performing an axillary nerve block.
The following point-of-care ultrasound courses are recommended for you based on what we know about your interests. You can follow the suggested curriculum, or explore other materials at your own pace. To view other available courses, click the courses button at the top of this page.
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Learn how to avoid common pitfalls by perfecting identification of surrounding anatomical structures, such as the femoral vessels and lymphatic tissues. Understand correct transducer positioning for optimal needle visualization and how to determine sufficient anesthetic spread.
Develop a basic understanding of how to position the body for optimal needle insertion during an infraclavicular brachial plexus nerve block. Determine ideal ultrasound depth settings, identify the lateral, medial, posterior cords of the infraclavicular nerve using lateral movement of the transducer, and learn how to position and view the analgesia insertion on ultrasound.
The Interscalene Nerve Block course is designed for medical professionals utilizing point-of-care ultrasound who want to improve accuracy of nerve blocks using ultrasound guidance. This course covers patient positioning, transducer angling, identification of important vasculature, the location and appearance of the brachial plexus nerves, and the effective position of the needle for analgesic injection.
This course highlights the basics on various nerve blocks that can be used to reduce opioid prescriptions while providing effective, non-addictive pain control in the anesthesia setting. Review point-of-care ultrasound techniques to help manage your patients' post-op pain as part of the Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) protocol.
How should you position a patient for comfort during a paravertebral nerve block? How do you know that you are injecting local anesthetic into the paravertebral space? How does the parietal pleura appear on ultrasound? These questions and more are answered in the Paravertebral Nerve Block course.
Review and learn to identify anatomical structures visualized during a popliteal sciatic nerve block with ultrasound guidance; determine the locations of the popliteal artery and vein, and how to locate the perineal and tibial nerve branch, which is ideal for the nerve block placement.
After completion of the Supraclavicular Nerve Block course, participants should be able to: identify the subclavian artery and nerve trunks, ribs, and pleura, as well as describe the needle placement and injection technique used for the supraclavicular nerve block.