The Erector Spinae (ESP) block is a fascial plane block targeting the ventral and dorsal rami of the spinal nerves. The ESP block provides multi-dermatomal analgesia for rib fractures and surgeries involving the chest and back.
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.
This course is designed for medical professionals utilizing point-of-care ultrasound who want to build on foot and ankle evaluation skills. Learn best practices for assessing the plantar fascia, MTP joint, tarsal joint, achilles tendon, peroneal tendons, extensor tendon, and more! Develop an understanding of potential pathology including plantar fasciitis, peroneus brevis split tear, Morton's neuroma, gout, achilles tendon tear and calcific tendinosis, and peroneal tendon effusion.
The gallbladder is not a fixed organ. Learn the best anatomical landmarks to help you locate and correctly identify the gallbladder and assess for cholecystitis and/or cholelithiasis. Differentiate between hepatic and portal veins and other vessels like ducts and arteries, and learn to spot the symptoms of gallbladder pathology, such as pericholecystic fluid, enlarged bile duct and gallbladder walls, and gallstones.
This course provides an overview of the basics when evaluating the hand. This does not provide a comprehensive protocol. Users should confer with their medical society for appropriate criteria for the performance of these ultrasound examinations. This course will review the first Carpometacarpal (CMC) joint, the Metacarpophalangeal (MCP) joint, and the flexor tendon.
This course is designed for medical professionals utilizing point-of-care ultrasound who want to build on their hip injection skills. Learn best practices for proximal hamstring, pubic symphysis, and sacroiliac (out of plane technique) injections. Develop an understanding of which surrounding sensitive anatomy to avoid.
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 is designed for medical professionals utilizing point-of-care ultrasound who want to build on their knee injection skills. Review anterior, lateral, medial, and posterior knee anatomy. Learn best practices for suprapatellar recess injection, knee joint injection, pes anserine injection, and baker's cyst aspiration.
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.