Five Minute Sono – Nerve Block Basics

In this Five Minute Sono, we explain the basics of performing nerve blocks using bedside ultrasound, covering the necessary equipment, probe selection, identification of the nerve, technique, anesthetic choice, and potential complications.

Peer Reviewed by Arun Nagdev, MD on Dec 18, 2020.  He suggests not using a 25 gauge 1.5 inch cutting needle due to his review of the literature and consulting with anesthesia nerve block specialists.  He recommends using a pediatric spinal needle of similar dimensions instead.

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