This exciting and innovative course is designed to teach you the skills and techniques required to safely carry out regional blocks and sedation in the Emergency Department. The course is designed to provide candidates with practical experience of scanning and sedation using state of the art manikins and ultrasound machines. The course is faculty heavy with an average of 3 candidates to 1 consultant, providing plenty of opportunity for questions and 1-2-1 coaching.
Whether you are new to ultrasound in regional anaesthesia or want to brush up on your knowledge and skills, this will be an enjoyable and informative day to recharge your enthusiasm for regional anaesthesia techniques.
The course will start the day in a classroom setting, going through the practicalities of sedation in the Emergency Department covering how and when to do it, drug choices and management of complications. The rest of the day is dedicated to practical skills workshops whereby you will be able to practise techniques and skills with a consultant anaesthetist on a manikin in a safe environment. The practical skills workshops will cover:
- Upper limb blocks
- Median, Ulnar and Radial Nerve blocks
- Lower limb blocks
- Femoral & Fascia iliaca blocks
- Popliteal Fossa
- Chest wall blocks
- Erector Spinae Plane (ESP) block
- Open Session
- Free hand practice
- Other nerve blocks
The day will conclude with an open session where you will be encouraged to practise any techniques you’ve learned throughout the day in a free hand practice session.
At present, this course is only open to Emergency Medicine Trainees and the course has been added to the desirable course list of the East Midlands School of Emergency Medicine. This course has been accredited with 6 CPD points by the Royal College Of Anaesthetists.
See what our previous attendees have to say:
“I liked the practical skills sessions and approachable teachers”
“Very knowledgeable faculty. Good balance of lectures and practical”