South West Regional Anaesthesia Course 2020

26-27 November 2020 Derriford Hospital, Plymouth

UPDATE 27/9/20: Due to Coronavirus restrictions this event has now regrettably been cancelled

Full registration: £280rsz book online3 SW Peninsula deanery trainees: £140 15% discount for RA-UK members 10% discount for bookings received before 1/10/20

Limited to 24 to preserve scanning ratios - register early

About the Course

The South West regional anaesthesia course is a well established course with experienced faculty.

This course is aimed at anaesthetists of all grades who wish to expand their knowledge of regional anaesthesia.

The teaching will be delivered using a mixture of formal lectures covering key core topics and plenty of hands on scanning practice (max ratio 4 delegates/ ultrasound machine), together with live demonstrations of relevant sonoanatomy as well as pre-recorded videos of selected blocks. There will be plenty of opportunities to practice needling on ultrasound phantoms (gel and porcine) with one to one guidance from the faculty.

Over the 2 days we will attempt to cover all the major upper and lower limb peripheral nerve blocks, as well as abdominal and basic neuroaxial blocks. We will focus exclusively on ultrasound guided techniques as this is now mainstream practice. We will also cover relevant anatomy and pharmacolgy ,equipment, conduct of anaesthesia, and complications.

An assessment of basic scanning competency (image optimisation and in/out of plane needle visualisation) is incorporated into the course.


Programme Day 1

Day 1

08:30-09:00 Registration/coffee

09:00-09:05 Welcome

9.05- 09:30 Lecture: USS principles/pitfalls/knobology (1A03, 2G02)

09:30- 10.00 Workshop - Machine Set up/optimization/in and out of plane needling/phantoms (1A03, 2G02)

10:00-10:45  Rotating workshop session 1

10:45-11:10 Tea/coffee

11:10-11:55 Rotating workshop session 2

11:55-12:40 Rotating workshop session 3

12:40-13:30 Lunch

13:30-14:15 Rotating workshop session 4

14:15-15:00 Rotating workshop session 5

15:00-15:45 Rotating workshop session 6

15:45- 16:10 Tea/coffee

16:10 -16:55 Workshop - Upper limb free scan

16:55- 17:30 Lecture - Procedure Specific RA Upper limb:Evidenced based techniques for common surgical procedures. (1D02, 2G01)

17:30 Day 1 Feedback & Close

Rotating workshop session 1-6 (2G03, 3A09)
Above the clavicle-Interscalene
Around the Clavicle-Supraclavicular/Infraclavicular
Below the clavicle - Axillary 
Distal peripheral nerves
Pecs/Serratus Plane
Abdomen (TAP/Rectus/Ilioinguinal)