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CTEC – The Cutting Edge: Peripheral Nerve Block

13/08/2022 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

This workshop is run in partnership with the Clinical Training and Evaluation Centre (CTEC)



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.

Workshop Content

The workshop features rotating demonstration and ultrasound guided practical stations with 4 participants per group, utilising:

Human and 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 Models 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:

Presentation: Safety of local anaesthetics.

Suitable for: Emergency Physicians, Anaesthetists, General Practitioners, Emergency Department Nurses and Nurse Practitioners.

WA Doctors: $935
Non-WA Doctors: $1115
WA Emergency Department Nurse & Nurse Practitioner: $430
Non-WA Emergency Department Nurse & Nurse Practitioner: $590


Approved by the RACGP as a CPD Accredited Activity (40 points) in the 2020-2022 Triennium. Approved for 6 ACEM CPD hours and by ACRRM for 3 Educational Activity and 6 Performance Review PDP Units.

Approved for a 1 Day Rural Procedural Grant in Emergency or Anaesthesia. Please contact your relevant college to check your eligibility.

Length: Full Day


8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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John Linehan
08 6488 8049