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Learn more about the Ultrasound Guided Regional Anaesthesia Course

Use ultrasound to safely guide regional anaesthesia & reduce complications.

Objectives

On completion of this two-day clinically focused ultrasound program, learners will:
  • Describe a plan for troubleshooting image optimisation using the various probe moves and ultrasound machine setting adjustments
  • Use a structured sonographic technique to identify key anatomical landmarks for the performance of the following regional blocks:
    • knee - femoral, adductor canal, genicular, iPACK
    • hip - suprainguinal fascia iliaca, PENG
    • shoulder - interscalene brachial plexus, infraclavicular brachial plexus, suprascapular/axillary nerve
    • trunk - TAP, erector spinae, serratus, PECS
  • Describe optimum patient positioning and needle approach for each of the regional blocks for knee, hip, shoulder and truncal surgeries
  • Demonstrate ultrasound guided needle placement in-plane and out-of-plane on ultrasound phantoms
  • Discuss how to avoid common complications of ultrasound guided regional blocks

CME recognition 

Zedu ultrasound workshops are approved by ACEM for CPD in 2024

16.5 CPD hours

Zedu ultrasound courses carry ACRRM CPD accreditation - this is an accredited activity for the 2023 - 2025 triennium.

Zedu ultrasound training courses are recognised for CPD by ANZCA

CPD Short Format Learning

 

RACGP regional anaesthesia ultrasound CPD activity approved - ZeduCPD Accredited Activity

   

Features

  • Modules (total) 7
  • Skill level All
  • Duration (days) 2
  • Lectures (hours) 3.75
  • Scan time (hours) 9.0
  • Clinician Virtual
  • Zedu redo Yes

Class times

Day 1: 0830 – 1700

Day 2: 0900 – 1700

Modules

Image optimisation – interactive practical session

  • Explore system controls
  • Understand the impact of optimisation on the image
  • Presets, frequency, depth, focus and gain
  • How to label the image
  • How to store and review images

 

Probe Manipulation

  • Probe care
  • Probe moves
  • Probe grip
  • Probe and screen orientation
  • 3D awareness of the anatomical position of the organs

 

Procedural Guidance

  • Principles of needle guidance
  • Terminology – In-plane, out-of-plane, LAX and SAX
  • Techniques to improve imaging
  • limitations and pitfalls
  • sonographic anatomy of common injection sites
  • patient positioning
  • needle approach
  • equipment preparation
  • ergonomics of safe procedures
  • Clinical utility and applications

Scanning, scanning and more scanning of real people
Identify the anatomy and needle approach on real people
Stick needles into a wide variety ultrasound phantoms for procedural practice (we want our patients to come back 🙂 )

 

Blocks for knee surgery

  • scan technique for femoral, adductor canal, genicular, iPACK blocks
  • sonoanatomy
  • recognise anisotropy
  • limitations and pitfalls
  • clinical utility and application

Scanning, scanning and more scanning of real people

 

Blocks for hip surgery

  • scan technique for suprainguinal fascia iliaca, PENG blocks
  • sonoanatomy
  • recognise anisotropy
  • limitations and pitfalls
  • clinical utility and application

Scanning, scanning and more scanning of real people

 

Blocks for shoulder surgery

  • scan technique for brachial plexus blocks – interscalene, supraclavicular, infraclavicular and axillary nerves
  • sonoanatomy
  • recognise anisotropy
  • limitations and pitfalls
  • clinical utility and application

Scanning, scanning and more scanning of real people

 

Blocks for truncal surgery

  • scan technique for TAP, erector spinae, serratus, PECS 1 + 2 blocks
  • sonoanatomy
  • recognise anisotropy
  • limitations and pitfalls
  • clinical utility and application

Scanning, scanning and more scanning of real people

CME details

ACEM | Approved for 16.5 ACEM CPD hours

ACRRM | Approved – PDP Hours: Educational Activity (11.5), Reviewing Performance (87.5) | MOPS Hours: Radiology (6) | Grant: Anaesthetics, Emergency Medicine | Learning Areas:Anaesthetics (ANA), Musculoskeletal (MSK), Diagnostic imaging (IMAG), Procedural skills (PROC) | Domains: Provide safe medical care while working in geographic and professional isolation

ANZCA | Participants in the ANZCA CPD program can claim attendance under the Knowledge and Skills category ‘Short format learning’

RACGP | CPD Accredited Activity 391838  | Educational activity hours: 8.5 | Reviewing performance hours: 9.0 | This activity has been approved for Rural Procedural Training Grant: Anaesthetic Grant (2 days) / Emergency Medicine Grant (2 days) / Obstetric Grant (2 days) / Surgery Grant (2 days)

Approved by RACGP for the Rural Procedural Grants Program – GPs can receive $2000 per day for a maximum of 10 days of training per financial year, GPs providing hospital based emergency services can receive up to three days of eligible training per financial year.

 

A great training course is only the beginning of your ultrasound learning journey

To help you master ultrasound and lasting change from training we engage you from the outset

Before your course:
There are pre course activities & access to preparatory learning resources to maximise your in-class experience

During your course:

  • Short, sharp information sessions to provide foundational knowledge and clinical context
  • Lots of hands-on practical sessions with real people to scan (including for TV and obstetric scans). Our standardised patients models vary in age, size, shape and mobility to make the transition to clinical reality easier.
  • Case studies led by practising clinicians to demonstrate clinical utility
  • A variety of different machines to learn on
  • At the conclusion of your course we’ll lead you to create a skills development action plan, creating a pathway that you can use to apply your newly acquired skills, promote clinical integration and ultimately reach your final objective – ultrasound competency

After your course:
The learning continues

  • We encourage self-directed learning in the workplace with structured active learning plans
  • A great selection of free access online medical ultrasound (FoamUS) learning resources
  • You can subscribe to the weekly wrap – a weekly curation of ultrasound related hot tips and journal articles
  • Be a part of our community of clever – Join our peer support network with our monthly “Coaching Corner” sessions. Send in your questions, join the live online meeting and have your questions answered.

The Zedu Redo – our commitment to you

We encourage you to refresh your training with us by taking up the opportunity to return within 12 months and do a complimentary redo of this course at no cost (subject to availability)

More Ways Zedu Can support your ultrasound skills development:

  • Image review – details here
  • Follow-up coaching with our Zedu coaches
  • Coaching corner – monthly webinar

Ultrasound Guided Regional Anaesthesia Course

$2,399.00

Use ultrasound to safely guide regional anaesthesia & reduce complications

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