Ultrasound-Guidance for Nerve Blocks in Pediatrics

Posted by BK Ultrasound on Oct 19, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Dr. Karen Boretsky is director of the Perioperative Regional Anesthesia Program at Boston Children’s Hospital and a lecturer in Anesthesia at Harvard Medical School. She is also a valued BK Ultrasound key opinion leader, and has recently shared her expertise in the development of a forthcoming, small-footprint pediatric transducer.

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Topics: Anesthesiology

How to: Ultrasound-Guided Axillary Block

Posted by BK Ultrasound on Jul 19, 2016 10:26:27 AM

This article, an excerpt from our eBook “Ultrasound-Guided Regional Anesthesia” by Dr. Brandon Winchester, co-founder of blockjocks.com, discusses the approaches and anatomy of an ultrasound-guided axillary block.

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Topics: Anesthesiology

Introducing the bk3500 Ultrasound System for Regional Anesthesia

Posted by BK Ultrasound on Mar 3, 2016 8:50:00 AM

Dr. Hereford discusses how the bk3500 point of care ultrasound system helps him address some of the challenges he faces as an anesthesiologist. You may have found yourself in a situation similar to the one described below.

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Topics: Anesthesiology

Ultrasound-Guided Regional Anesthesia [Free eBook]

Posted by BK Ultrasound on Nov 18, 2015 5:15:20 PM

Anesthesiologists have only been incorporating ultrasound guidance for regional anesthesia into their practice for about 10 years. Using ultrasound allows clinicians to visualize their needle and target structures with confidence, while also avoiding structures in the needle’s path, potentially decreasing complications.

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Topics: Anesthesiology

Enhance Needle Visualization with Ultrasound

Posted by BK Ultrasound on Dec 12, 2014 11:12:00 AM

Seeing the needle in tissue can sometimes be challenging during ultrasound-guided procedures. The X-Shine needle visualization option enhances the needle's appearance in real time during in-plane procedures, without compromising fast frame rates.
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Topics: Musculoskeletal, Anesthesiology

Ultrasound-Guided Infraclavicular Catheter Placement

Posted by BK Ultrasound on Aug 5, 2014 3:04:00 AM

Dr. Brandon Winchester demonstrates an ultrasound-guided infraclavicular catheter for post-operative pain control after an open reduction internal fixation (ORIF) of a hand fracture. The video is filmed at the Andrews Institute in Florida.
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Topics: Anesthesiology

Ultrasound-Guided TAP Block: Posterior Approach

Posted by BK Ultrasound on Jul 29, 2014 10:06:00 AM

In this "Blockjocks" video from the Andrews Institute, Dr. Brandon Winchester demonstrates an ultrasound guided tap block for an inguinal hernia surgery. Dr. Winchester identifies relevant anatomy on ultrasound, starting at 3:15:

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Topics: Anesthesiology

Ultrasound-Guided Axillary Brachial Plexus Nerve Block

Posted by BK Ultrasound on Jul 28, 2014 9:06:00 AM

In this "Blockjocks" video from the Andrews Institute, Dr. Brandon Winchester demonstrates an ultrasound-guided axillary brachial plexus nerve block for a distal biceps tendon repair and carpal tunnel repair. Video highlights include:
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Topics: Anesthesiology

Ultrasound-guided Adductor Canal Catheter: Oblique Approach

Posted by BK Ultrasound on Jul 23, 2014 8:30:00 AM


In this “Blockjocks” video from the Andrews Institute, Dr. Brandon Winchester demonstrates a new ultrasound-guided adductor canal catheter technique for post-operative pain control. Dr. Winchester takes an oblique approach that stays as proximal as possible while still maintaining motor sparing.
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Topics: Anesthesiology

Farewell to 2013: The Most Popular Post of the Year

Posted by BK Ultrasound on Dec 30, 2013 12:30:00 PM


Thank you to all our blog readers and subscribers who followed our posts in 2013. We will continue to deliver interesting stories and educational content in 2014. Our most read post of the year was an excerpt about vascular access line placement from Dr. Brian Pollard’s e-book “Ultrasound Guidance for Vascular Access an Regional Anesthesia.” Stay tuned for more anesthesia ultrasound posts from Dr. Pollard and other authors in 2014.
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Topics: Anesthesiology