Ultrasound Guided Regional Anaesthesia
Two day course with theoretical and practical sessions
About the course
Introduction of the ultrasound to the anaesthesia practice has revolutionized the acute and chronic pain management strategies in the veterinary profession. Ultrasound- guidance improved the block’s accuracy, efficacy and safety.
Unlike other techniques, such as landmark-based nerve blocks, ultrasound-guided nerve blocks allow for real-time visualization of the target nerves and adjacent structures, enabling precise needle and local anaesthetic placement. Furthermore, ultrasound allowed for the development of new locoregional techniques that wouldn’t be possible with the application of nerve stimulation.
There are a few reasons why regional anaesthesia is superior to systemic analgesia and has recently taken the veterinary world by storm:
- Local anaesthetics are the only analgesic agents that are able to completely block the transmission of nociception from the surgical area to the central nervous system.
- They reduce central and peripheral sensitization, prevent hyperalgesia, and improve pain control.
- They allow for anaesthetics and analgesics dose reduction, thus reducing their side effects.
It’s a win-win for you, your patient and your pet owners!
- 9:00 – 12:30 – Theoretical part (with one 30 min coffee break)
- 12:30 – 13:30 – Lunch
- 13:30 – 18:30 – Practical part (with one 30 min coffee break)
Day I – Saturday
- Local anesthetics: pharmacology, doses, toxicity, diagnosis of toxicity, treatment
- Ultrasound-guided intrafascial blocks
- General rules,
- Ultrasound-guided serratus plane block (SPB)
- Ultrasound-guided-transversus abdominis plane block (TAP)
- Ultrasound-guided-Erector spinae plane block (ESP)
Day II – Sunday
- Pelvic limb blocks:
- Localization and block of the femoral and sciatic nerve
- Epidural anesthesia
- Thoracic limb blocks:
- Block RUMM (radial nerve, ulnar nerve, medial nerve, musculocutaneous nerve)
- Brachial plexus block.
Join us for this two-day course on ultrasound-guided regional anaesthesia, where two Anaesthesia Diplomates, Maja Drozdzynska and Marta Kantyka, will impart their expertise and skills to make you feel confident in providing local blocks for most commonly performed procedures in veterinary practice. This course will significantly enhance your intraoperative and postoperative pain management techniques for your patients.
The subject of the training may change depending on the level of participants and their individual preferences regarding the procedures performed.
Workshops are held on cadavers. Participants work in pairs – 1 cadaver / 2 people.
🇬🇧 Lectures and workshop conducted in English 🇬🇧
** The organizer reserves the right to cancel the training, change the date, subject or agenda of the event.
*** If 90% of the registered participants are Polish-speaking, the organizer reserves the right to conduct the training in Polish. In this case, fees paid by non-Polish participants will be fully refunded.
Maja DrożdżyńskaDVM, MVetMed, Dip. ECVAA
Maja has completed her veterinary medicine degree at Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences in Poland. After graduation, she worked in the Surgery Department at the same University where she developed interest and gained initial experience in Anaesthesia and Emergency Critical Care Medicine. After two years, she has decided to continue her career abroad. She completed Anaesthesia Internship at the University of Liverpool and speciality residency training program in Veterinary Anaesthesia and Pain Management (Analgesia) at the Royal Veterinary College London (RVC). She obtained a Master degree in Veterinary Sciences from the RVC in 2016 and passed her European Speciality Exam in Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia in 2017. That way she became the first Polish veterinarian with the European Speciality in Anaesthesia and Analgesia.
During residency, her main research interest was in the subject of effective management of acute perioperative pain by application of more advanced ultrasound-guided loco-regional techniques. During this time, together with her research colleagues, she described and developed two new ultrasound-guided blocks for dogs (Ultrasound- guided serratus plane block & subcostal approach to TAP block
After completing her residency, Maja has had great pleasure to work in large and very busy private multi-disciplinary hospital (Dick White Referrals) in England for the next four years where she continued her clinical research, trained and supervised new generation of veterinary anaesthetists (residents) and further mastered her anaesthesia and teamwork skills.
In 2021, Maja moved to Sydney where she is working for the largest Specialist Veterinary Hospital in Australia. Apart from the anaesthesia and acute perioperative pain management, she is operating a chronic pain clinic with the interventional procedures being part of it.
She loves the ocean so in her free time you can find her diving or kitesurfing!
Marta KantykaDVM, Dr.med.vet, Dip. ECVAA
Marta graduated from veterinary medicine in 2011 in Wrocław. Immediately after her studies, she went to Vienna, where she worked as an anesthesiologist at the local university of Veterinary Medicine. In 2013, she started a rotation and anesthesiology internship at the University of Pennsylvania in the United States, one of the top five universities in the USA. After two years, she returned to Europe and started a residency in anesthesiology and pain therapy at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in Zurich. During her residency, she also completed her PhD at the same university.
After completing her residency in 2019, she moved to the University of Bern, Switzerland, where she is a lecturer in clinical anesthesiology. In 2021, she passed the European specialization exam. Marta’s favorite thing is anaesthesia of critical cases and intensive perioperative therapy. Marta loves to lecture and is currently starting a 5-year training program in modern teaching methods at the University of Bern. She spends most of her time outside of work walking her (pretty mean) dachshund, Giacomo, or at the Crossfit gym, where she pretends she knows what she’s doing.
We collect payments made by credit card, BLIK and bank transfer. We issue VAT invoices.
OPTION 1 – FULL COURSE
One-time payment6000 zł
netto + VAT
Installments*3 x 2050 zł
netto + VAT
OPTION 2 – THEORY ONLY
One-time payment1400 zł
netto + VAT
Installments*2 x 750 zł
netto + VAT
Date and location
|Centrum Edukacji Medycznej CEM (Centre for Medical Education)
Bysławska 84 Street, Warsaw, Poland
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