The Cutting Edge: Peripheral Nerve Block | CTEC

Event Details
Anaesthetics / Other / Wound Care
13 Aug 2022
13 Aug 2022
Medical Practitioner / Nurse and 1 more

The Cutting Edge: Peripheral Nerve Block workshop aims to increase breadth and depth of theoretical, anatomical and practical knowledge in relation to peripheral nerve block techniques and safety.

Other outcomes include the improvement of ultrasound skills required to perform a peripheral nerve block correctly and safely as well as an increased awareness of the risks of peripheral nerve blocks and their reduction. This workshop is aimed at emergency physicians and general practitioners wishing to improve their anatomical knowledge and understanding of peripheral nerve blocks. It may be also of benefit for emergency department nurses and nurse practitioners.

Workshop Content

The workshop features rotating demonstration and ultrasound guided practical stations with four participants per group, utilising the following:

Human and cadaveric prosection models utilising ultrasound

  • Faciomaxillary and jaw blocks
  • Femoral/sciatic nerve blocks
  • Forearm/wrist blocks
  • Knee/ankle/foot blocks
  • Thoracic paravertebral/intercostal blocks
  • Brachial plexus blocks

Animal tissue models utilising ultrasound and needles

  • Introductory needling technique hand-to-eye coordination session utilising porcine phantom models
  • Thoracic paravertebral/intercostal blocks involving needle insertion practise on porcine tissue

Participants will then be provided expert feedback in small groups on their nerve block techniques and knowledge, including that of ultrasound guided blocks. This will be followed by a scenario driven interactive session with the faculty panel, as well as the following:

Presentation: Safety of local anaesthetics.

Suitable for: Emergency physicians, anaesthetists, general practitioners, emergency department nurses and nurse practitioners.

WA doctors – $935
Non-WA doctors – $1,115
WA emergency department nurses and nurse practitioners – $430
Non-WA emergency department nurses and nurse practitioners – $590

Accreditation: Approved by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners as a CPD Accredited Activity (40 points) in the 2020-2022 Triennium. Approved for 6 ACEM CPD hours and by the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine for 3 Educational Activity and 6 Performance Review PDP Units. Approved for a One Day Rural Procedural Grants Program – Emergency or Anaesthesia Component.

We ask participants to contact their relevant college to ascertain their eligibility for the grant prior to attending.

Length: Full Day



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