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Ultrasound Guided Regional Anesthesia 


The purpose of this activity is to provide education on image acquisition and utilization of ultrasound guided regional anesthesia for providers to implement in their practice. 


Please watch the video. You will be required to complete the post-test, commitment to change, and credit attestation to receive CME credit. A post-test score of 80% will be required to claim credit. This activity will be accessible until 9/9/2023.



By the end of the event, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss indications, contraindications, and complications for the following nerve blocks:

    • Greater and lesser occipital nerve blocks

    • Upper extremity blocks

      • Interscalene brachial plexus

      • Supraclavicular brachial plexus

      • Axillary brachial plexus

      • Suprascapular

    • Thoracic and abdominal nerve blocks

      • Interfascial plane

        • Pecs I

        • Pecs II

        • Erector spinae plane

      • Intercostal block

      • Transversus abdominis plane (TAP)

    • Lower extremity nerve blocks

      • Femoral

      • Fascia Iliaca

      • Saphenous (adductor canal)

      • Popliteal

  • Apply ultrasound principles for image acquisition and optimization

  • Demonstrate techniques for ultrasound guided needle placement

  • Identify the anatomy and sono-anatomy of acute and chronic pain targets

  • Implement strategies for using sonographic landmarks to identify nerve targets

  • Perform ultrasound guided regional anesthesia procedures in a simulated environment using task trainers and standardized patients


Target Audience:

ER Physicians, Anesthesiologists, and Advanced Practice Providers


Professional Practice Gap:

Physicians and other medical professionals seeking to integrate ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia techniques for surgery and pain management into their clinical practice. Ultrasound-guided blocks allow for safe and efficacious pain control. This multi-modal approach to pain management in the acute/emergency setting is an important skill for any provider taking care of the most critically ill patients and can improve access, safety, and cost-effectiveness while significantly reducing opioid consumption and provide more rapid and effective pain reduction.

Educational Need: Utilizing ultrasound guided regional anesthesia technique for surgical and pain management purposes. Medical literature supports the use of ultrasound guided nerve blocks as a safe and effective alternative to systemic analgesics to manage pain. Clinical studies also suggest that US guidance has several advantages over more traditional pain control techniques.

Release dates:

Original release date: 9/9/2022

Expiration date: 9/9/2023


This activity is sponsored by Parkview Health/Parkview Mirro Center for Research and Innovation.


Parkview Hospital is accredited by the Indiana State Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Parkview Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Parkview Hospital adheres to ISMA/ACCME accreditation criteria and policies, including the Standards for Commercial Support, regarding industry support of continuing medical education. To resolve any identified conflicts of interest, disclosure information is provided during the planning process to ensure resolution of any identified conflicts. Disclosure of planners and commercial relationships by the planners is listed below: The following planning committee members have no relevant financial relationships to report within the last twenty four months with any commercial interests relevant to the content of this CME activity: Kayla Doran NP-C. The following presenters have no relevant financial relationships to report within the last twenty four months with any commercial interests relevant to the content of this CME Activity: Dr. Kenneth Austin MD FASA. This educational activity is not supported by any educational grants or commercial support.

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