This module includes procedural tasks and clinical cases for the training of ultrasound-guided brachial plexus nerve block. Trainees will be able to practice 3 different techniques – interscalene, supraclavicular and infraclavicular. The procedural tasks include step-by-step guided scenarios of the different approaches with various anatomies, needle positioning, diameter and depth. The simulated steps include ultrasound evaluation, ultrasound-guided needle insertion and verification. The clinical case scenarios enable deliberate training of shoulder surgery, acute brachial ischemia, elbow fracture with pain management in the recovery room and more.
- To perform an ultrasound-guided cervical nerve block
- To practice evaluating the brachial plexus and surrounding vessels using ultrasound and to select a puncture site
- To develop proficiency and confidence in using both in-plane and out-of-plane ultrasound guidance for eye-hand coordination
- To practice needle puncture techniques in different anatomical variations
- To demonstrate competency in performing a nerve block procedure, including selecting a puncture site, injecting local anesthetic, and verifying successful blockage
Pain Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Anesthesiology, Orthopedic Surgery, Critical Care
Nerve Block Introduction
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