Practical aspects of ultrasound-guided regional anaesthesia

Pavan Kumar B.C. Raju, Calum R.K. Grant

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    Ultrasound-guided regional anaesthesia is increasingly popular, offering the user a number of advantages over alternative methods of nerve localization (neurostimulation or paraesthesia). These include a more accurate understanding of individual patient anatomy, identification of needle tip position and the ability to assess local anaesthetic spread in relation to a target nerve. An understanding of the basic principles and commonly used terminologies of ultrasound scanning is a fundamental requirement when using this technology. The aim of this article is to outline these basic principles and explain the practical aspects of performing nerve blocks, using ultrasound, in order to achieve quick, safe and effective block performance with minimal procedural discomfort for the patient.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)141-145
    Number of pages5
    JournalAnaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine
    Issue number3
    Early online date31 Jan 2022
    Publication statusPublished - Mar 2022


    • Anaesthesia
    • nerve blocks
    • regional
    • ultrasound

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
    • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine


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