Department of Anesthesiology and Peri-Operative Medicine
Regional Anesthesia Preceptorship Program
Jean-Louis Horn, MD
Professor of Anesthesiology
Chief of Regional Anesthesia
- One to two day observational workshop with an optional additional one-hour hands-on ultrasound scanning workshop.
- Tailored to your educational goals and current skill level.
- Anesthesiologists who wish to expand the use of regional anesthesia in their practice.
- OHSU is a busy tertiary care medical center. It is the only academic medical center in Oregon and one of two level-one trauma centers in the state (the only one with an aerial tram). The regional anesthesia group consists of 15 anesthesiologists with expertise in advanced techniques of regional anesthesia. Annually we perform more than 1500 peripheral nerve blocks, the majority of which are continuous catheters. We have an active program of ambulatory peripheral nerve catheters and send approximately 50 patients a month home with peri-neural infusions. Most blocks are performed using ultrasound guidance for needle placement, with or without nerve stimulation as an adjunct.
Following this course, participants should be able to:
- Choose appropriate regional anesthesia techniques for a patient and procedure.
- Make evidence based decisions on the choice of local anesthetic drugs and infusion rates for catheter techniques.
- Learn how to make use of auxiliary resources in a busy practice to provide safe and efficient regional anesthesia care.
- Understand what equipment might be necessary for your regional practice.
- Understand the documentation necessary for regional anesthesia billing and compliance.
During your one or two-day visit you will:
- Observe multiple block placements in our Outpatient Surgery center (The Center for Health & Healing) and/or the main University Hospital Operating Rooms.
- See ultrasound guided nerve blocks and catheter placement.
- Have time for one-on-one interaction with Dr. Horn and others of the regional faculty.
- See block room set-up and the interaction of the perioperative team.
- Observe patients being discharged with home pumps.
- Discuss protocols for patient selection, follow-up and management of complications.
- Learn ultrasound equipment handling and how to optimize ultrasound images.
- Additional Option: One hour-long workshop in addition to one to two day workshop
- Hands-on scanning on a volunteer with an expert providing guidance at your side
- Learn proper ultrasound machine utilization and ultrasound image optimization
- One day observational course: $500 for first day; $300 per day for any additional days.
- Additional one-hour hands-on ultrasound workshop: $500
- To register, please contact:
Debi Stabler, Assistant Education Manager
Upon initial contact, we will go through the surgery schedule to find a mutually compatible date that will have an appropriate number of potential regional anesthetics.