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.
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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.
Lung ultrasound is a new and exciting frontier for point-of-care imaging. Recently, studies have shown that air, once considered a hindering artifact on ultrasound scans, can be used to identify specific lung pathologies, like pneumonia. This course reviews lung ultrasound as it relates to the point-of-care market.
The eye can easily be visualized using ultrasound. Pathologies such as retinal detachment, vitreous detachment/hemorrhage, abnormal intracranial pressure, papilledema, and ruptured globe can be identified even by the novice users of ultrasound. Learn which transducers, exam types, and gain/depth settings are ideal for ophthomalogical imaging.
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.
This course highlights the basics on various nerve blocks that can assist patients who suffer from chronic pain, reducing the need for opioid prescriptions. Learn more about the growing opioid crisis and steps that can be taken in the your practice to reduce this epidemic.
This course highlights the basics on various nerve blocks that can be applied to the emergency department setting to reduce the need for opioid prescriptions while treating patients' acute, traumatic pain. Learn more about the growing opioid crisis and steps that can be taken in the emergency department to reduce this epidemic.
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.
Understand the basic ultrasound views and techniques associated with performing an ultrasound pelvic examination for first trimester pregnancy, surrounding anatomical structures, and proper equipment settings. In addition, support literature, case studies, pathology images, and videos may be included for review.
Gain an understanding of the procedures and techniques used to place a peripheral line using ultrasound guidance. Learn to identify adjacent anatomical structures and how to master the correct equipment settings for the procedure.
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.
The RUSH course is designed for medical professionals with comprehensive knowledge of the core underlying concepts of the RUSH protocol, which includes cardiac, Inferior Vena Cava (IVC), eFAST, lung, aorta, and Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) ultrasound examinations. Learn the RUSH protocol for assessing patients in shock.