The 2015 Anesthesiology Review Course will feature optional workshops on Saturday, February 21, and Sunday, February 22.  

Ultrasound Guided Regional Blocks: Upper and Lower Extremity Blocks Fee: $250
Brandon S. Brooks, M.D.; Elizabeth Driscoll, M.D.; Joel Feinstein, M.D.; Promil Kukreja, M.D., Ph.D.; Mercy Udoji, M.D.
Target audience: M.D./D.O. Anesthesiologists (minimum of 4, maximum of 12 per session) 
Saturday, February 21 1 to 4:30 p.m. OR Sunday, February 22 8:00 to 11:30 a.m. 

Goals & Objectives:

  • Understand ultrasound anatomy as it relates to regional anesthesia
  • Use ultrasound guidance to identify nerves relevant to common regional blocks of the upper and lower extremity
  • Identify needle position using ultrasound imaging
  • Understand approaches to performing upper extremity and lower extremity blocks with ultrasound

Adult Simulation: Three Intraoperative Scenarios Fee: No cost
Chad Epps, M.D., and Jeff Simmons, M.D.
Target audience: M.D./D.O. Anesthesiologists; CRNA/SRNA (maximum of 4 per session) 
Sunday, February 22 8 to 11:30 a.m. OR Sunday, February 22 1 to 4:30 p.m. 

Goals & Objectives:

  • Discuss methods of reducing errors and improving teamwork in perioperative crises.
  • Practice and improve communication skills in complex clinical situations.
  • Recall skills to diagnose and treat rare critical events in the perioperative period.

Transthoracic Echocardiography (TTE) and Vascular Access Workshop Fee: $150 
Bradley Coker, M.D.; Albert Pierce II, M.D.; Matthew Townsley, M.D.; and Ahmed Zaky, M.D. 
Target audience: M.D./D.O. Anesthesiologists (maximum of 20 per session)
Sunday, February 22 8 to 11:30 a.m. 

Goals & Objectives: 

  • Attendees will gain an understanding of the utility of bedside echocardiography in their daily practice.
  • Attendees will be able to perform a basic bedside transthoracic echocardiographic exam.
  • Attendees will be introduced to common pathologies diagnosed by bedside echocardiography.

Goals and Objectives for the Vascular Access Portion of the TTE Workshop:


  • The participants of this course will gain an appreciation for the utility and benefits of ultrasound use in the placement of central vascular access.
  • The participants will also learn a low-cost method of teaching and practicing ultrasound guided vascular access.


  • The participants will list two different views for each site of vascular access and demonstrate appropriate probe placement on a model.
  • They will demonstrate important superficial and deep landmarks as noted on the ultrasound image.
  • They will demonstrate their ability to use ultrasound to appropriately place a guide wire within an artificial vessel on an ultrasound phantom.
  • They will verbally demonstrate to the instructor their understanding of how to make a low cost ultrasound central venous access phantom.