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CE: Blocking Pain with the ‘Caines: Practical Considerations for Nerve Blocks in the Emergency Department Webinar

September 29 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Ultrasound-guided nerve blocks are increasingly being performed by providers in emergency departments and represent a novel approach to pain management to minimize the use of opioids. This session will discuss ultrasound-guided nerve blocks in the emergency department, focusing on literature supporting their use and practical considerations to be aware of, review commonly used local anesthetics and dosing in this setting, and discuss management of local anesthetic systemic toxicity.

This program will be led by Kyle Schuchter, PharmD, PGY-2 Emergency Medicine Pharmacy Resident

Objectives:

  • Explain the role of ultrasound-guided nerve blocks in the emergency department practice setting and patient populations that may benefit from their use
  • Differentiate the pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics, dosing, and adverse events of various local anesthetics used for ultrasound-guided nerve blocks in the emergency department
  • Discuss appropriate management of local anesthetic systemic toxicity (LAST)
  • Outline an appropriate therapeutic plan for a patient undergoing an ultrasound-guided nerve block in the emergency department based on patient specific factors

CE Hours:
0.50

This online program will be held September 29 from 12:00 – 12:30 pm. There is a $5.00 fee to attend.

Contact Austin Companion (austin.companion@unc.edu) to register.

Details

Date:
September 29
Time:
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm