2019 UGRA Cadaver Course

November 2-3, 2019
Northwestern Simulation
Chicago, Illinois

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ASRA's popular Ultrasound-Guided Regional Anesthesia Education Portfolio Cadaver Course is now even better with pre-course eLearning that enables you have more hands-on practice time with expert faculty. 

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 5.25 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.

This course satisfies requirements for the ASRA-ASA UGRA Education and Clinical Training Portfolio.

Here's what attendees said after the 2018 course:

"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 am not an ASRA member and I was extremely impressed with the quality of the conference."

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