Nerve blocks and regional anesthesia are commonly used to manage acutely painful conditions. These procedures are becoming commonplace in order to limit the use of opioid medications. “Single-shot” blocks using long acting anesthetics provide significant pain relief for patients. Continuous regional anesthesia using extended stay catheters and infusion pumps may offer ongoing pain control for up to 7 days. Applications for regional anesthesia are ever expanding, but it is challenging for busy clinicians to confidently learn these practical skills.
Topics covered in the Regional Anesthesia for Acute Care Providers course and lab sessions include:
- Introduce the general concepts of regional anesthesia
- Identify patients who will benefit from regional anesthesia
- Manage most acute painful conditions without opioids
- shoulder dislocations, wrist, femur, rib fractures and many more
- Safe and effective alternative to procedural sedation
- Discuss the risks and benefits of various nerve and plane blocks
- Review dosing, pharmacokinetics and systemic toxicity of local anesthetics
- Provide continuous regional anesthesia techniques
This course includes:
In-person lecture along with live and cadaver model experience
When and Where?
Friday, June 3, 2022 at the Excelen Center. 700 10th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN. The Excelen is conveniently located in downtown Minneapolis adjacent to Hennepin Healthcare and a block from U.S. Bank Stadium. Map and directions.
Who should attend?
Physicians, Hospitalists, PAs, Nurses, Residents, Medical Students, First Responders & Sonographers who practice in the following areas:
- Acute / Emergency Medicine
- Critical Care
- Trauma Surgery
- Hospital Medicine
Space is limited. Please register by May 27, 2022.
Fee includes tuition, materials, food, refreshments and course certificate.
Please advise us of any special needs that you may have regarding access, diet, etc. We will do our best to accommodate your needs.