Regional anaesthesia for upper limb surgery redefined
Dr Sivashanmugam & Team
At the end of the workshop delegates should understand if possible to demonstrate the following.
- Able to identify roots, trunks, division, cords and individual nerves of the BP.
- Able to correlate sonoanatomy to cadaveric anatomy so that he or she will know all the structures in the US image than only the nerves.
- Hence learning will be shifted from pattern recognition to trace back and forth method. Delegate will trace the BP from root to branches.
- At different levels where to inject, what local anaesthetic, volume and concentration to be used and what block outcome I should expect.
- Hence concept of where we are blocking the BP (roots, Trunk, divisions, cords and braches) than relaying on surface landmarks like interscalene and supraclavicular will be introduced.
- Which level to be blocked for which surgery?
- What are the complications expected and their mechanism of happening?
- How to assess the diaphragmatic function?
- If it is affected what to do?
Teaching learning method
Small group teaching 5/ stations, volunteer demonstration, cadaver specimen discussion, Hands on injection at fresh cadavers, vedio demonstration.