Ultrasound-guided Nerve Block
Pain is one of the most common issues causing patients to present to the ED. In light of the opioid epidemic, a multi-modal approach to controlling pain is ideal with the use of non-opioid medications and ultrasound guided nerve blocks. In addition to controlling pain, these blocks can also help with a wide range of procedures, ranging from laceration repairs, abscess drainage to chest tube placement. Taught by a group of ultrasound leaders from across the country with specialized expertise in nerve blocks, this workshop will further advance emergency care through procedural education allowing providers to feel more confident performing ultrasound guided nerve blocks when treating acute and chronic pain or when performing procedures. Hands-on practice will be emphasized during this workshop.
Upon completion of this session, participants should be able to:
Identify relevant anatomy for specific nerve blocks
Explain indications and contraindications of specific nerve blocks
Demonstrate optimal needle control to perform these procedures
Explain LAST and its treatment