ASRA's Ultrasound-Guided Regional Anesthesia Cadaver Course begins with pre-course eLearning before you arrive, which allows for maximum hands-on practice time with expert faculty once you are onsite.
Course curriculum includes a comprehensive suite of 10 eLearning videos. These are an integral part of the program and must be completed prior to attending the weekend course. The mandatory video modules will take an estimated 5.50 hours to complete and cover these topics:
Basic ultrasound and needling approaches
Ultrasound physics, artifacts, pitfalls, and complications
General introduction, ultrasound-guided nerve blocks: Are they better than nerve stimulation?
Upper limb nerve block options and evidence supporting their use
Lower limb nerve blocks and ultrasound safety
Sonoanatomy and techniques for truncal and chest
Billing and documentation in different jurisdictions
Local anesthetic systemic toxicity (LAST)
Once you arrive on site for this intensive weekend course, you'll spend the bulk of the time doing hands-on practice in small groups with expert faculty leaders. You'll learn about each focused area via both hands-on live model scanning and cadaver needling as well as using meat phantom needling, clinical scenarios, and anatomy stations. As you rotate through the stations, you'll be able to practice on upper limb, lower limb, and chest and trunk areas. You'll be supported by world-renowned faculty sharing their knowledge and experience in a highly interactive, small group learning environment.
Please note: On July 27, 2021, the Illinois Department of Public Health aligned itself with the latest Centers for Disease Control and Prevention mask recommendations which state that fully vaccinated Americans in parts of the country with "substantial or high transmission" of COVID-19 should return to wearing masks indoors, citing new data on the highly contagious Delta variant.
Based on these guidelines and ASRA's commitment to the safety of program attendees, at this time we are planning that attendees will be required to wear face coverings during this event. We are monitoring the situation and will provide updates if appropriate closer to the event. Thank you for your understanding.
Here's what past attendees have said: "This is undoubtedly the best and most productive CME event I have attended!"
"This training significantly helped me to understand ultrasound navigation."
"I really liked how all the blocks were covered in two days with ample time for scanning on live models and cadavers."
"I was extremely impressed with the quality of the conference."