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APA Workshop on Ultrasound Guided Nerve Blocks
Faculty: Dr. Ashok Jadon, Dr. Chinmoy Roy, Dr. Debjyoti Dutta,
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Highlights

Expert Faculty: The workshop features distinguished faculty-renowned experts in the field of regional anesthesia and pain management.
Comprehensive Curriculum: Participants will receive in-depth training on ultrasound-guided nerve blocks, covering a wide range of upper limbs, lower limbs, spine, thorax, abdomen, pelvis, head, and neck blocks.
Hands-On Experience: The workshop emphasizes practical learning through extensive hands-on sessions, allowing participants to develop proficiency in performing ultrasound-guided nerve blocks under expert guidance.
Focused Learning: Each day is dedicated to specific regions of the body, ensuring focused and detailed instruction on anatomy, technique, and interpretation of ultrasound images for nerve block procedures.
Introduction:
In the mid-1990s, anaesthesiologists started the use of ultrasonography (USG) to perform peripheral nerve blocks (PNB), a technique previously unexplored for this purpose. While radiologists had already been utilizing ultrasound to direct needle placement for biopsies, its application in PNB represented a groundbreaking development. The effectiveness of ultrasound in supporting various regional anaesthesia procedures, such as brachial plexus and femoral nerve blocks, was soon established. Concurrently, technological advancements were made, including the introduction of more compact, portable ultrasound devices, enhanced imaging resolution, and sophisticated needle detection software. These improvements collectively enhanced the practicality of ultrasound in clinical settings for anaesthesiologists.
Traditional methods for nerve block, such as nerve stimulation, palpation, fascial “clicks,” eliciting paraesthesia, and trans arterial techniques, lacked the capability to track the spread of local anaesthetic. In contrast, ultrasound guidance introduces several key advantages. It enables the clear visualization of the target region’s anatomy, facilitating a more precise needle trajectory to the intended site while circumventing potential damage to nearby structures. Additionally, ultrasound provides real-time tracking of the needle’s tip during insertion, ensuring it follows the correct path and minimizes the risk of accidental damage. Most importantly, ultrasound imaging allows continuous monitoring of the local anaesthetic’s distribution, ensuring its proper spread and allowing for adjustments in needle placement to enhance the effectiveness of the anaesthetic drug.


Eligibility: 
Applicants for this program must hold a degree or diploma in Anaesthesiology or its equivalent from a recognized university in India or abroad. A post graduate trainee in Anaesthesiology is also eligible to join this certificate Course. 
 
Registration Deadline: Limited Seats Available, Register Early!
Seats are limited and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration will close 15 days before the workshop begins or when all seats are filled, whichever comes first. Don't miss out, register now!


Schedule: 
The date of commencement is any predeclared Thursday and ends on Sunday (4 days). Everyday training is from 9:30 am to 4 pm with 1 hour lunch break. We have kept in mind the issue of not getting too many weekdays leave from the workplace.   
Venue:
The classes will be held at Rajarhat Pain Clinic in Newtown, Kolkata, and Samobathi Pain Clinic in Kolkata, according to the provided schedule. 

Course Fee: 
This is as follows, 
For Indian citizens and (Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal & and Bhutan): INR 19,000/-  
For International participants: USD 400  
 
List of USG Nerve Blocks areas To be demonstrated in Volunteer - 

A.    Upper limb block
  • 1.    Brachial Plexus Blocks (Approachs: Interscalene, Supraclavicular, Infraclavicular: Classical lateral para-coracoid, Retro-clavicular & Costo-clavicular)
  • 2.    Forearm Block at the Elbow
  • 3.    Wrist Block  
  • 4.    Digital Nerve Block 
  • 5.    Cutaneous nerve blocks (supraclavicular, Intercostobrachial, Brachial and Antebrachial Nerves)
  • 6.    Axillary nerve block: Anterior and posterior approach
  • 7.    Suprascapular Nerve block (Posterior approach & Anterior Approach)
 
B.    Lower limb block 
  • 1.    Femoral nerve block, 3 in 1 block 
  • 2.    Fascia iliaca compartment Block: Infra-inguinal and Supra Inguinal approaches
  • 3.    Lateral femoral cutaneous nerve block
  • 4.    PENG block
  • 5.    Obturator nerve block 
  • 6.    Sciatic Nerve Block (Anterior and Posterior approach)  
  • 7.    Popliteal nerve block: Posterior & lateral approach, Spine (Screw) approach
  • 8.    Common Peroneal nerve block 
  • 9.    Ankle block, 3-1 Approach

C.    Spine blocks
  • 1.    Erector Spinae plane block (Thoracic & Lumbar) 
  • 2.    Intertransverse process (ITP) blocks
  • 3.    Paravertebral Block
  • 4.    QL block (approaches: anterior, posterior, lateral)
  • 5.    Psoas compartment block 
  • 6.    Caudal epidural 

D.    Thorax and Abdomen blocks
  • 1.    Intercostal block 
  • 2.    TAP block (Lateral and subcostal) 
  • 3.    Rectus sheath Block
  • 4.    Serratus Anterior (Above and Below approach)
  • 5.    PEC-0, PEC 1 and PEC 2
  • 6.    Ilioinguinal and Iliohypogastric block 

E.    Pelvis blocks
 
  • 1.    Pudendal nerve blocks
  • 2.    Genitofemoral  N Block
F.    Head and neck blocks 
  • 1.    Stellate ganglion block 
  • 2.    Scalp block 
  • 3.    Cervical plexus block (superficial and deep)


Other information:
Attendees are responsible for organizing their own food and lodging arrangements. Snacks and a working lunch will be provided during the course. Office staff can offer guidance over the phone, and there are hotels conveniently located within walking distance for individual accommodation needs. 
Maximum Seats/Batch - 5 
Evaluation: Post-course evaluation is mandatory for issuing of certificate.  
Provisional Planning of the Course (Sometimes, little reshuffling of topics is unavoidable)

Day 1 (Thursday)    

9:00 am to 9.30 am – Reporting and Introduction, Study material distribution.  
9:30 am to 11:00 am – USG basics, tips and tricks of regional anaesthesia
11:00 am to 11:15 am - Tea Break 
11:15 am to 1:00 pm – Theory and volunteer scanning for upper limb blocks 
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm - Lunch  
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm - Theory and volunteer scanning for upper limb blocks

Day 2 (Friday) 

9:30 am – 4:00 pm - Theory and volunteer scanning for lower limb blocks
11:00 am to 11:15 am - Tea Break
01:00 am – 02:00 am - Lunch

Day 3 (Saturday)

9:30 am – 4:00 pm - Theory and volunteer scanning for thorax, abdomen, and pelvis blocks
11:00 am to 11:15 am - Tea Break
01:00 am – 02:00 am - Lunch


Day 4 (Sunday) 

9:30 am – 4:00 pm - Theory and volunteer scanning for head and neck blocks, review of all the blocks, evaluation 
11:00 am to 11:15 am - Tea Break
01:00 am – 02:00 am - Lunch
Steps to Register 
Indians: Course fee 19.000/- INR  
Step 1
Transfer the course fees through UPI 

Step 2 
Please fill up this Google form to complete the registration





Step 3 
Send the screenshot of your payment via WhatsApp to - +91 9432288997

In Case of any Difficulty Please Call +91 9889563883, 
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Refund Policy
100% -  Fees are refundable 30 Days or more  before the 1st Day of Workshop  (Excluding Payment Gateway Charges)

50% - 15 days to 29days  before the first Class.

0%  - 14 days or less prior to the first Class. 

Under No Circumstances The Fee Could Be Carried Forward to the Next Course 
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