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Special Audio and Video Presentation

Special Audio and Video Presentation

Peripheral Nerve Blocks for Obese Outpatients
Randall Coombs, MD
Chapel Hill, NC
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Special Audio and Video Presentation

How to Make Peripheral Nerve Blocks Even Safer
J. Eric Greensmith, MD, PhD
Hershey, PA
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The Case for Regional Anesthesia

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By Roy A. Greengrass, MD

3 Things to Know About Regional Anesthesia Programs

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By Admir Hadzic, MD, PhD

How to Ease Into Regional Blocks

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By Admir Hadzic, MD, PhD

How to Bill for Regional Anesthesia

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By Jennifer Greger, MD, Houston

Tips for Managing Orthopedic Regional Anesthesia Patients

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By Richard L. Kahn, MD, New York City

4 Ways to Make Continuous Infusions Run More Smoothly

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F. Kayser Enneking, MD, Gainesville, Fla.

Regional Anesthesia Helps Elderly Patients Stay Alert and On Track

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Michael F. Mulroy, MD, Seattle

Peripheral Nerve Stimulators Improve Patient Comfort

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Anthony R. (Robin) Brown, MBChB, FFA(SA) New York, NY

Perception is Everything

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J.C. Gerancher, MD, Winston-Salem, N.C.

Building a Better Regional Anesthesia Procedure Note

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J.C. Gerancher, MD, Winston-Salem, N.C.

The Promise of Pediatric Peripheral Nerve Blocks

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Allison Kinder Ross, MD, Durham, N.C.

Help is On the Way

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Vincent Chan, MD, FRCPC, Toronto, Ontario

Regional Anesthesia: Lessons from Iraq

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Chester C. Buckenmaier III, MD, Washington, DC

Block On!

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Terese T. Horlocker, MD, Rochester, MN

Is Regional Anesthesia More Cost-Efficient?

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Continuous Peripheral Nerve Blocks: The Jury Is In

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Jeffrey M. Richman, MD

The PNBs Have It

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Jeffrey M. Richman, MD

Nerve Blocks Improve Patient Well-Being

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Ralf E. Gebhard, MD

With Nerve Blocks, Time is Safety

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James B. Mayfield, MD, Augusta, GA

Prime Patients Early for PNB Success

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Nicholas Lam, MD

Is Regional Anesthesia More Cost-Efficient?

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Brian A. Williams, MD, MBA

Filling the Analgesic Gap

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Roy A. Greengrass, MD

In Our PACU, Blocks Made Miles of Difference

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John Smith, RN, BSN, Indianapolis

Practical Pain Control

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Jeffrey D. Swenson, MD

The Post-Opioid Era

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Bruce Ben-David, MD

Ultrasound and Nerve Stimulation: Perfect Together

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Randall Coombs, MD, Chapel Hill, NC

Helping Patients Understand Regional Blocks

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J.C. Gerancher, MD, Winston Salem, N.C.

How to Make Peripheral Nerve Blocks Even Safer

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J. Eric Greensmith, MD, PhD, Hershey, Pa.

Regional Anesthesia Took My Pain From 10 to 0

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Gary Shellard, Alta, CA

Avoiding Post-Lithotripsy Pain

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Brian D. Jamieson, MD, Goldsboro, NC

There's No Better Advertisement than a Happy Patient!

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James P. Sullivan, DPM, FACFAS, Sea Girt, NJ

What Is Ultrasound's Role in Peripheral Nerve Blocks?

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Desiree Persaud, MD, FRCPC, Ottawa

When Should We Use Stimulating Catheters?

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Laura Clark, MD, Louisville, Ky.

Stimulating Catheters for Outpatient Surgery

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Brian A. Williams, MD, MBA, Pittsburgh, PA

Fortifying Our Future With PNB Training

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Roy A Greengrass, MD, FRCP, Jacksonville, Fla.

Our Insurers Pay for Peripheral Nerve Blocks

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Joel Swanson, MD, Butler, Pa.

No Pain, Big Gain

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Michelle Mattson, RN, BSN, MBA, Durham, NC

A Breakthrough in Nerve Stimulation

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William F. Urmey, MD, New York City

Acute Pain Nurse: Key to Continuous Infusion Success

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Bonnie L. Howe, RN BSN, Jacksonville, Fla.

A Surgeon's Perspective: The Power of PNBs

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Thomas Vail, MD, San Francisco, Calif.

A Surgeon's View: Dispelling Some Common PNB Myths

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Keith Kenter, MD, Cincinnati

Peripheral Nerve Blocks: A Wise Investment

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Gabrielle White, RN, CASC, and Karen Ollila, Newport Beach, Calif.

Yes You Can Get Reimbursed for Nerve Blocks

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Stephanie Ellis, RN, CPC, Brentwood, Tenn.

Continuous Nerve Blocks Boost Patient Confidence

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Rob Zumph, Chicago, Ill.

Intra-Articular Infusions or Nerve Blocks?

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Brent P. Hansen, DO, Glendale, Ariz.

Blocks Help Hernia Patients Go Home Faster

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Richard K. Baumgarten, MD, Grosse Pointe Farms, Mich.

Paravertebral Blocks: Benefits Beyond Expectations

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Jacques E. Chelly, MD, PhD, MBA, Pittsburgh, Pa.

Nerve Blocks: A Hospital CEO's Perspective

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Robert J. Sauers, FACMPE, Bethlehem, PA

Nerve Blocks: The Right Choice in a Down Economy

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Ralf E. Gebhard, MD, Miami, Florida

Get Total Knee Patients Moving With Continuous Nerve Blocks

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Edward R. Mariano, MD, MAS, San Diego, Calif.

A Two-Pronged Approach to PONV Prevention

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Jeff Gadsden, MD, FRCPC, FANZCA, New York, NY

A Breakthrough in Nerve Stimulation

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William F. Urmey, MD, New York City

5 Top Tips for Block Reimbursement

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David Auyong, MD, Seattle, Washington

Is <0.2mA a reliable indicator of intraneural injection?

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Paul Bigeleisen, MD, UPMC, Pennsylvania

TAP: A New Standard for Abdominal Surgery?

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Loran Mounir Soliman, MD, Cleveland, Ohio

Nerve Stimulation with Ultrasound: The Clinical Benefits

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Michael L. Kentor, MD, Pittsburgh

Are Nerve Stimulators Obsolete?

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Stuart A. Grant, MB, ChB, Durham, N.C.

Total Joints at a Freestanding ASC? Why Not?

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Chris McClellan, DO, Altoona, Pa.