The Cutting Edge: Peripheral Nerve Block Workshop aims to increase breadth and depth of theoretical, anatomical and practical knowledge in relation to peripheral nerve block techniques and safety.
Other outcomes include the improvement of ultrasound skills required to perform a peripheral nerve block correctly and safely as well as an increased awareness of the risks of peripheral nerve blocks and their reduction.
This workshop is aimed at emergency physicians and general practitioners wishing to improve their anatomical knowledge and understanding of peripheral nerve blocks. It may be also of benefit for Emergency Department nurses and nurse practitioners.
The workshop features rotating demonstration and ultrasound guided practical stations with 4 participants per group, utilising:
Human and Fresh Frozen Cadaveric Prosection Models Utilising Ultrasound:
- Faciomaxillary and jaw blocks
- Femoral/sciatic nerve blocks
- Forearm/wrist blocks
- Knee/ankle/foot blocks
- Thoracic paravertebral/intercostal blocks
- Brachial plexus blocks
Animal Tissue Model Utilising Ultrasound and Needles:
- Introductory needling technique hand to eye co-ordination session utilising porcine phantom models.
- Thoracic paravertebral/intercostal blocks involving needle insertion practice on porcine tissue
Participants will then be provided expert feedback in small groups on their nerve block techniques and knowledge, including that of ultrasound guided blocks. This will be followed by a scenario driven interactive session with the faculty panel, and:
Safety of local anaesthetics
- Online pre-reading
- Prosections, animal tissue and human models
- Didactic sessions
- All meals and refreshments
WA Emergency Physician & GP: $950
Non-WA Emergency Physicians & GP: $1170
WA Emergency Department Nurses & Nurse Practitioner: $440
Non-WA Emergency Department Nurses & Nurse Practitioner: $620
The Australian Government is offering training grants of $2,000 per day to rural and remote procedural and emergency medicine GPs to maintain their skills. For further information please contact the RACGP National Rural Faculty on 1800 636 764 or email@example.com.
Workshop content, date and convenors may be subject to change or cancellation due to unforeseen circumstances
Accreditations or CPD Approvals
The University of Western Australia
Hackett Drive, Crawley
Perth, Western Australia