New peripheral nerve blocks: are they worth the hype?

  • A T Bosenberg University of Washington
  • E Holland University of Washington
Keywords: new peripheral nerve blocks, portable ultrasound technology, tissue planes, ultrasound guidance

Abstract

The advent of portable ultrasound technology has revolutionised our ability to place peripheral nerve blocks within tissue planes. Ultrasound guidance has facilitated the introduction of new innovative approaches to deeper nerves not previously attempted using landmark-based techniques. The majority of these truncal blocks involve the branches of the spinal nerves.

Author Biographies

A T Bosenberg, University of Washington

Department Anesthesia and Pain Management, University of Washington and Seattle Children’s Hospital, United States of America

E Holland, University of Washington

Department Anesthesia and Pain Management, University of Washington and Seattle Children’s Hospital, United States of America

Published
2020-11-17
Section
Paediatric Anaesthesia Community of South Africa 2020 Congress Supplement