Division of Regional Anesthesia at UC San Diego

US Point lecture Sim

This annual event, hosted by the Department of Anesthesiology at the Center for the Future of Surgery in La Jolla, California and will take place November 4-5, 2017

The Saturday morning lectures by our panel of experts will present basic and advanced techniques of upper and lower extremities and trunk peripheral nerve blocks, ultrasound guidance, and continuous perineural infusions.  

On Sunday, the main emphasis of this course is hands-on learning.  Cadaver dissections prepared by our faculty will allow participants to study peripheral nerve anatomy firsthand.  The ultrasound workshops will give participants the opportunity to identify surface anatomic landmarks and correlate them to cross-sectional imaging at the point of care as well as practice real-time needle guidance. 

Based on positive feedback from last year, we will offer an optional Advanced Ultrasound Workshop for regional anesthesia to a limited number of participants who have already mastered basic skills in ultrasound-guided nerve blockade to learn advanced techniques from our expert faculty in a small group setting. The Advanced Workshop is limited to a maximum of 40 participants, and must be enrolled in the entire workshop.

We hope that you will be able to join us. This course will offer you the opportunity to immerse yourself in a comprehensive learning environment dedicated specifically to the practice of regional anesthesia.  Please continue to workshop page for more details.

UCSD Regional Anesthesia Preceptorship Program 

Are you an anesthesiologist in practice and need to brush up on your regional anesthesia knowledge?  Looking for an opportunity to observe ultrasound-guided  nerve blocks and continuous catheter placement?  Want advice on developing your own regional anesthesia practice and instituting effective billing strategies?

Due to popular demand generated by our many educational workshops, UCSD now offers a one to two day observational preceptorship program for clinicians in practice who are interested in seeing what we do firsthand. Preceptorship participants will receive direct patient-oriented education.  All aspects of regional anesthesia practice from preoperative education through postoperative follow-up, including pearls for performing specific procedures, will be covered.  Space is limited.

Please contact us at (858) 822-0776 or reganesthesia@ucsd.edu for more information.

Dr. Sandhu's New Book on Perioperative Ultrasound

Our very own Dr. NavParkash Sandhu has pioneered many of the techniques that practitioners currently employ for ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia and vascular access.  With book chapters and a DVD dedicated to ultrasound guidance for nerve blocks, pain procedures, vascular access, and critical care medicine, this book covers all of the main clinical uses of ultrasound for the anesthesiologist.

Division of Regional Anesthesia Newsletter

Contact Information:

Division of Regional Anesthesia
UCSD Medical Center Hillcrest
200 W. Arbor Drive
San Diego, California 92103-8770


NavParkash Sandhu, MS, MD
Director of Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain Medicine
email: nsandhu@ucsd.edu

Regional Anesthesia
E-mail: reganesthesia@ucsd.edu
Phone: (858) 822-0776

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