Detailed images complement all major steps in nerve blocks.
Nerve blocks are individually organized by introduction, anatomy, clinical applications, technique, alternate techniques, complications, and pearls for easier reference.
Ultrasound technology is enabling anesthesiologists to perform regional anesthetic procedures with greater confidence in accuracy and precision. With improvements in visualizing neural anatomy and needle movement, ultrasound guidance improves patient safety and operating room efficiency. This book offers a detailed, stepwise approach to this technique, identifying pearls and pitfalls to ensure success. Chapters are organized into four sections. The first section provides the basic principles behind ultrasound guided regional anesthesia, setting a strong context for the rest of the book. The last three cover the nerve blocks: upper limb, lower limb, and trunk and spine. Each nerve block is comprehensively explained, divided up by introduction, anatomy, clinical applications, technique, alternate techniques, complications, and pearls. This book provides authoritative, in-depth coverage of ultrasound guided regional anesthesia for the anesthesiologist beginning to use ultrasound and makes a great reference for the more seasoned.
Readership: Anesthesiology residents and physicians; Pain Management clinicians
Contributors Section 1: Basic Principles of Ultrasound Guided Nerve Block 1.1 Basic Ultrasound Physics and Ultrasound Machine Settings 1.2 How to Visualize Nerves and Needles 1.3 Common Errors and Artifacts 1.4 Positioning the Patient 1.5 Equipment and Preparation 1.6 Keys to Ultrasound Success 1.7 Peripheral Nerve Catheter Placement Principles Section 2: Upper Limb Ultrasound Guided Regional Anesthesia 2.1 Interscalene Nerve Block 2.2 Supraclavicular Nerve Block 2.3 Infraclavicular Nerve Block 2.4 Axillary Nerve Block 2.5 Elbow and Distal Arm Nerve Blocks Section 3: Lower Limb Ultrasound Guided Regional Anesthesia 3.1 Femoral Nerve Block 3.2 Saphenous Nerve Block 3.3 Obturator Nerve Block 3.4 Posterior Lumbar Plexus Block 3.5 Posterior Sciatic Nerve Block 3.6 Anterior Sciatic Nerve Block 3.7 Popliteal Sciatic Nerve Block Section 4: Trunk and Spine Ultrasound Guided Regional Anesthesia 4.1 Transversus Abdominus Plane Block 4.2 Ilioinguinal Iliohypogastric Nerve Block 4.3 Rectus Sheath Nerve Block 4.4 Intercostal Nerve Block 4.5 Paravertebral Nerve Block 4.6 Neuraxial Anesthesia and Analgesia Further Reading Index