Lower Extremity Blocks: Fascia Ilaca, Sciatic, Popliteal & Saphenous

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Learning Objectives:

After completing this activity, the learner will be able to:

  • Describe the use of lower extremity nerve blocks in narcotic sparing anesthesia and analgesia for lower extremity surgeries
  • Recognize the sonoanatomy of the relevant structure for placing the nerve block
  • Identify the indications, contraindications, and potential complications of lower extremity blocks
  • Provide strategies for gaining skill in the integration of lower extremity nerve blocks into clinical practice.

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Lower Extremity Block

Faculty: Kaili Dilts, MD

Accomplished Anesthesiologist at Stamford Anesthesiology Services:

  • Cornell Medical College Graduate
  • Residency at Stamford Hospital in Anesthesiology
  • 13 years experience

Activity Overview: 

This activity describes a detailed description and illustration of the use of ultrasound-guided lower extremity nerve blocks, which can result in improved patient care by decreasing the need for narcotics, decreasing the length of stay, improving patient satisfaction, and decreasing costs of care.  Also addressed are its benefits, indications, contraindications, and strategies for integration of these techniques into practice as clinically appropriate.

Activity release date: 06/01/2019

Expiration Date: 06/01/2021

Estimated Time to Complete: 1.0 Hour(s)

Target Audience:
This activity is intended for anesthesiologists and other specialists who provide direct patient care.

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