ESP & Serratus Plane Blocks for Thoracic Trauma

Presented by Pajunk Medical Systems

Thursday, August 13, 7-8pm ET

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Learn more about the erector spinae and serratus plane blocks: two procedures growing in popularity for thoracic trauma and truncal regional anesthesia. Dr. Reed Nelson and Mark Leonard will lead this interactive experience by taking you through the blocks from preparation and identifying targets, to what to avoid, including helpful tips. An open Q&A session will also be included.


 Mark Leonard, CAA, is Team Health & Assistant Professor at Nova Southeastern University. He joined the faculty at Nova Southeastern University's (NSU) Anesthesiology Assistant program in Tampa, in July 2018 as an assistant professor. He is a graduate from the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom, Physicians’ Assistant in Anaesthesia (PA(A)) program, now called Anaesthesia Associates (AA) class of 2008. After graduation, Professor Leonard practiced as a PA(A) at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, a 44 O.R. university teaching hospital, alongside over 100 attending anaesthesiologists, and close to 100 resident anaesthesiologists. Mark Leonard has a long history of teaching physicians, PA(A)s, AA’s, and many other O.R. related professions, sharing the knowledge he has gained from his clinical experience. After qualification, he developed one of the busiest block room in the United Kingdom, as well as a fast response block service to attend areas such as ED and ICU. Mark Leonard is committed to education in the field of regional anaesthesia. He has co-developed an App, posters, e-book, and other teaching materials in the field of regional anaesthesia. He has taught and lead many regional anaesthesia workshops around the world as well as publishing data from his hospital in the UK promoting the regional anaesthesia services delivered by his team. He is currently working as a CAA in Trinity, Florida, alongside his academic role at NSU.

 Reed Y. Nelson, MD, MPH,  is associate medical director of acute pain at Intermountain Healthcare & chief information officer at Mountain West Anesthesia.  Dr. Nelson is a board-certified anesthesiologist at Dixie Regional Medical Center in St. George, Utah. He is currently the associate medical director of acute pain services and obstetric anesthesia for Intermountain Healthcare. Dr. Nelson also volunteers his time as the Medical Director for the Dixie State University Respiratory Therapy program and he enjoys working with respiratory therapy students. He is the director of anesthesia for the Texas Podiatric Medical Foundation’s and enjoys going to San Miguel, Mexico every year to provide nerve blocks and anesthesia for the medical mission. He is a founding partner of a healthcare software company called RxCheckIn and is currently on the company’s physician advisory board.  Dr. Nelson completed his undergraduate degree in Chinese at the University of Utah. He later received his Masters in Public Health from the University of Utah prior to attending medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine in Washington DC. He went on to complete his residency and internship at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. He learned to love regional anesthesia and acute pain medicine during residency and started an acute pain service shortly after arriving in St. George, Utah. The acute pain service currently averages over 600 blocks per month and is a vital part of the hospital’s surgical services. He has completed the American Society of Regional Anesthesia Ultrasound Guided Regional Anesthesia Portfolio Certification.

ASRA provides companies the opportunity to share educational webinar content (no CME) with interested members and customers. The program was independently produced, not subject to review by ASRA, and is not part of the scientific/educational program offered by ASRA.