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11th Sedation and Ultrasound Guided Regional Blocks in the ED

For Emergency and Acute Physicians on Monday 13 June 2016 at the  Events Centre, Health Education England, Stewart House, 32 Russell Square, London WC1B 5DN

Course fee:

£315 (inc. 20% VAT)
6 CPD Points – Certificate of attendance will be issued.

About the Course:

Practical focus on monitoring, standards, medico-legal aspects, procedures, pharmacology, when and why, rescue techniques, plus video demos and hands-on ultrasound skills stations.

Aimed at Emergency Doctors and Acute Physicians. Also suitable for ACCS and Core Anaesthetic trainee doctors.

A course with lectures delivered by practicing Consultants in Anaesthesia, Emergency Medicine and Intensive Care Medicine who are experienced in the effective use of sedation and regional blocks in the Emergency Department.

How to do the Blocks: Videos, Demos and Skill Stations. A step by step guide with video clips followed by group tuition and supervised hands-on practice at ultrasound skills stations with models. The lecturer/demonstrator and skills station facilitators are anaesthetists from a wide range of hospitals.

Full course programme

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Sedation in the ED: When and How to Do It

  • A practical approach: assessment, personnel, equipment
  • Agents of choice
  • Pros/cons, dosage, risks, methods of delivery
  • Evidence base
  • Monitoring and observation
  • What is different in paediatric sedation?

Sedation: How to Get Out of Trouble

  • When are you in trouble?
  • Critical aspects, monitoring, safety, minimum equipment levels
  • Equipment (e.g. laryngeal mask and RSI)
  • Reversal agents
  • Need to be able to intubate to perform procedural sedation?
  • Case scenarios

Pain Relief in the ED

  • Which agent of choice for mild/moderate pain? The role of codeine, NSAIDS, paracetamol and tramadol
  • Which opiate should we use in the ED?
  • How do we ensure good analgesia? Do pain scores have a role?
  • Which LA agent should we use?

Blocks in the ED: Maximizing Success

  • Digital, wrist, facial, ankle, Bier’s Block and others relevant to the ED
  • Anatomy, technique, indications and contraindications
  • Compliance, consent and risks vs. benefits
  • Equipment, setting up, positioning the patient
  • The anaesthetics of choice and dosage
  • What is different in paediatric blocks?

Blocks: How to Get Out of Trouble

  • Tips for avoiding trouble
  • Anaesthetic toxicity
  • Critical aspects, monitoring, always playing safe
  • Intrathecal injection
  • Nerve injuries
  • Electromyography
  • Cases: controversies and pitfalls

Regional Blocks: Video Demos and Skills Stations

How to do the Blocks: a step by step guide with video clips followed by group tuition and supervised hands-on practice at ultrasound skills stations with models.

Blocks around the Shoulder

Short lecture and video demos (15 minutes)

  • Anatomy
  • Technique
  • Indications, limitations, dangers/hazards and agents of choice

followed by Skills Stations covering:

  • Supraclavicular blocks;
  • Axillary blocks; and
  • Interscalene block

Blocks around the Groin

Short lecture and video demos (15 minutes)

  • Anatomy
  • Technique
  • Indications, limitations, dangers/hazards and agents of choice

followed by Skills Stations covering:

  • Fascia Iliaca blocks; and
  • Femoral/popliteal blocks.