Pre-Congress Courses

This Won't Hurt a Bit! Regional Anesthesia and Nerve Blocks

Course Description
This hands-on and interactive skill lab will focus on a variety of easily performed regional nerve blocks which can be used for numerous different wounds and injuries involving the hands, hips, feet, face, and even teeth. Using small group teaching and a multimedia approach, participants will have the opportunity to learn about these simple but highly useful blocks.

Learning Objectives:
Upon completion of this course participants will be able to:

  1. List the medications used and complications of common nerve blocks.
  2. Discuss the indications and contraindications of these nerve blocks.
  3. Explain the basic anatomy and innervation patterns of the hand, foot and face.
  4. Indicate the sites used for the different nerve blocks and the area affected.
  5. Describe the site for and benefit of femoral nerve blocks for hip fractures.

Course Schedule
Sunday, 11 September 2011
9:00 - 12:30

Part 1: The Basics
What to use and how much
Take the sting out of shots
What not to do

Part 2: Hand and Wrist blocks
Median nerve
Ulnar nerve
Radial nerve
Digital nerves

Part 3: Facial and Dental blocks
Periauricular field block
Supraorbital and supratrochlear nerve
Infraorbital nerve
Mental nerve
Mandibular nerve
Dental block (individual teeth)

Part 4: Femoral Nerve block

Part 5: Foot and ankle blocks
Posterior tibial nerve
Sural nerve
Superficial and Deep peroneal nerve
Saphenous nerve

Course Director
Francis Mencl, MD
Summa Akron City Hospital, Akron Ohio

Mark Frederikse, MD
Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Ozlem Yigit, MD
Antalya, Turkey

Indrani Sheridan, MD
Gainesvile, Florida