Thomas Fichtner Bendtsen
The indications of the interscalene block are:
Anaesthesia for shoulder surgery
Analgesia after shoulder surgery
In airway ultrasonography the concept is focused ultrasonography. Compared to protocolized ultrasonography, it represents a paradigm shift as it applies specific parts of the systematic ultrasonography examination to solve specific clinical questions.
Only the necessary examinations are performed – and they depend on you and the clinical questions you ask in order to assess your patient.
The expert ultrasound guided nerve blocks curriculum is for a specialist anesthesiologist who works dedicated with a high flow of ultrasound guided regional anesthesia on a daily basis and performs the basic and advanced nerve blocks routinely and is engaged in research and/or teaching of ultrasound guided nerve blocks.
The expert level blocks are performed using ultrasound +/- nerve stimulator nerve localisation, linear high-frequency or curved array low frequency probes, in-plane or out-of-plane approach, short +/- long axis target nerve visualisation, single injection or continuous catheter infusion technique.
Musculocutaneous nerve blockAdvanced ultrasound guided nerve blocks for analgesia of the neck & shoulder, upper & lower limb, and the trunk.
The advanced curriculum is for a specialist anesthetist who works with USG regional anesthesia on a daily basis and performs the basic ultrasound guided nerve blocks routinely and who wants to master a more comprehensive armamentarium of blocks.
All advanced ultrasound guided nerve blocks are also performed using ultrasound guided nerve localisation, a high-frequency linear probe, in-plane needle approach, and short-axis target nerve visualisation.
This course comprises a selection of safe and easily learned peripheral nerve blocks allowing effective perioperative analgesia for the majority of surgical procedures involving the upper and lower limbs and the anterolateral abdominal wall.
The course gives you an understanding the basic anatomy and sonoanatomy of the nerve blocks, how to perform them, and knowledge about the pitfalls.