Regional Anesthesia Techniques

  • Thomas Halaszynski
  • Richa Wardhan
  • Elizabeth Freck


Regional anesthesia (RA) techniques, especially peripheral nerve blocks (PNBs) and central neuraxial anesthesia/analgesia, are more difficult to learn than the basic skills to conduct general anesthesia (GA). RA has not been conducted as a structured rotation for the promotion of consistency as the other subspecialty rotations within anesthesia, but the goals of RA are to develop and cultivate proficiency in motor skills aligned with quality and safe patient care. RA training and practice must impart knowledge, judgment, motor skill proficiency, didactic training, and continued assessment of learned knowledge and skills.


Local Anesthetic Brachial Plexus Nerve Block Ulnar Nerve Peripheral Nerve Stimulator 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Thomas Halaszynski
    • 1
    • 2
  • Richa Wardhan
    • 3
  • Elizabeth Freck
    • 3
  1. 1.Yale University School of MedicineNew HavenUSA
  2. 2.Department of AnesthesiologyYale-New Haven HospitalNew HavenUSA
  3. 3.Department of AnesthesiologyYale University School of MedicineNew HavenUSA

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