Dr. Robert Arntfield is an Assistant Professor, Director of Critical Care Ultrasound / Division of Critical Care & Division of Emergency Medicine, Department of Medicine, Western University London, Ontario, Canada. In this webinar, Dr. Arntfield reviews how to identify devastating left-sided lesions including acute severe MR, severe MR, and endocarditis (vegetations) and discusses how to identify lesions that will complicate management.
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Brandon Winchester, MD, Regional Anesthesia Fellowship Director, Andrews Institute for Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, Co-Founder, BLOCKJOCKS.COM - The adductor canal block is a novel regional anesthesia technique for major knee surgery that has emerged over the last several years. While adductor canal blocks provide similar rapid onset analgesia compared to traditional femoral nerve blocks, their advantage vs. femoral blocks is that they spare the quadriceps muscles and therefore do not result in motor weakness in the leg.
We will explore improved care efficiency and patient satisfaction with ultrasound guidance for difficult PIV insertions, identify challenges, and review a collaborative approach for initiating implementation.
Davinder Ramsingh, MD, Director of Perioperative Ultrasound and Clinical Research, Department of Anesthesiology at Loma Linda Medical Center will discuss perioperative point-of-care ultrasound with a focus on airway management, and how point-of-care ultrasound can help facilitate the identification and localization of the endotracheal tube within the trachea. He will review background information on endotracheal intubation, define point-of-care ultrasound, and relate this information to case studies. He will also discuss the FORESIGHT examination.
Alexis LaPietra, D.O. presents novel medications and modalities for the management of acute pain in the emergency department. She discusses ultrasound guided regional anesthesia and its importance in managing the pain associated with fractures and dislocations. Additionally, she presents evidence to support the use of trigger point injections and a multi-modal analgesic approach for musculoskeletal pain.
Join Theresa Bowling, MD for a discussion of the indications and techniques for ESP blocks with an emphasis on their use for post op pain management after spinal fusion surgery. The Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) Protocol for spinal fusion surgery that was developed at Dr. Bowling’s institution, and the subsequent research they have published on decreased opioid consumption, will be presented and discussed.
Gregory V. Hickman, MD, Medical Director and Anesthesia Director from the Andrews Institute, ASC discusses the "Hickman Flip" approach for interscalene catheter placement, and the benefits and his success with this approach. Dr. Hickman also lists the indications for using interscalene block and catheters and explains how to use point-of-care ultrasound to identify anatomy and assist with the procedure.
Dr. Stephen Haskins presents the emerging role of focused cardiac ultrasound as a powerful tool for the anesthesiologist in the perioperative setting. He discusses how point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) changes the way patients should be evaluated, and how medical decisions are made. He highlights ultrasound as a change agent for the future of the physical exam, and explains how technology has the ability to rapidly bridge the education and experience gap in medicine. Dr.