Organizations/Associations: American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) American
Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine (ASRA) European Society of
Regional Anaesthesia and Pain Therapy (ESRA) International Anesthesia Research
Society (IARS) European Society of Anaesthesiology (ESA) Latin American Society
of Regional Anesthesia (LASRA) Asian Oceanic Society of Regional Anesthesia
(AOSRA)Canadian Society of Anaesthesiologists (CSA) American Association of
Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) Conferences: New York Society of Regional Anesthesia
(NYSORA) World Anesthesia Congress (March 2010) International Anesthesia Research
Society Scientific Congress (March 2010) American Society of Regional Anesthesia
and Pain Medicine Annual Spring Meeting (April 2010) ** ESSENTIAL CONFERENCE
** European Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Therapy Annual Meeting (September
2010) ** ESSENTIAL CONFERENCE ** American Society of Anesthesiologists Annual
Meeting (October 2010) - ** ESSENTIAL CONFERENCE ** American Society of Regional
Anesthesia and Pain Medicine Annual Fall Meeting (November 2010) New York Society
of Anesthesiologists Postgraduate Assembly in Anesthesiology (PGA Conference)
(December 2010) Dr. Hebl routinely speaks at local, state, national, and international
conferences on topics related to regional anesthesia and acute pain medicine.
Dr. Hebl will be speaking at most of the conferences listed above (Question
#19). Dr. Hebl is the national Program Chair for the upcoming American Society
of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine Annual Spring Meeting in April 2010.
Periodicals: Anesthesiology News, Pain Medicine News Journals for Review: Anesthesiology,
Anesthesia & Analgesia, Regional Anesthesia & Pain Medicine, British
Journal of Anaesthesia, Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia, Journal of Clinical
Anesthesia, European Journal of Anaesthesiologists, Anaesthesia (Journal of
the Anesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland), · Acta Anaesthesiologica
Scandinavia Possible awards: American Medical Writers Association (AMWA) Medical
Book Awards Competition Possible Bulk Sales: The ultrasound industry (specifically):
GE Healthcare SonoSite Philips Medical Biosound Esaote Terason Toshiba Medical
Systems ZONARE Medical Systems
Selling point: The atlas contains more than 200 beautifully illustrated anatomic images important to understanding and performing regional anesthetic techniques
Selling point: The ultrasound atlas provides corresponding anatomic illustrations for all ultrasound images - a valuable tool that allows clinicians to correlate contemporary ultrasound images to classic anatomic teachings.
Selling point: The text provides a comprehensive description of the fundamental principles of ultrasound, relevant Sonoanatomy, and the technical skills necessary to become proficient at ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia.
Selling point: The book provides comprehensive instruction for all upper and lower extremity regional techniques, intravenous regional anesthesia, and paravertebral blockade - including relevant anatomy, surface landmarks, patient positioning, proper needle orientation, and potential side effects and complications.
Selling point: Clinical pearls on alternative techniques, needle redirection cues, and how to acquire optimal ultrasound images.
The Mayo Clinic Atlas of Regional Anesthesia and Ultrasound-Guided Nerve Blockade is a practical guide that provides a detailed and systematic approach to regional anesthesia of the upper and lower extremity, including ultrasound-guided regional techniques. The book provides a comprehensive overview of both traditional and ultrasound-guided techniques of brachial plexus, lumbar plexus, and lumbosacral plexus blockade. Each regional technique is clearly described and illustrated with ultrasound images accompanied by corresponding color anatomic illustrations. Specific information provided within each chapter includes clinical applications, relevant anatomy, surface anatomy, proceduralist and patient positioning, traditional and alternative approaches to the technique itself, needle insertion site, needle redirection cues, ultrasound Sonoanatomy, ultrasound-guided techniques, side effects and complications, and suggested reading. Special emphasis is given and abundantly illustrated on hand position and how to precisely grasp and manipulate the ultrasound probe and needle for each block technique. Successful regional anesthesia is predicated on a sound knowledge of anatomy and local anesthetic pharmacology - both of which are clearly presented and well-illustrated within the book. Finally, the text provides a comprehensive overview of the fundamental principles of ultrasonography, relevant Sonoanatomy of the upper and lower extremity, and the technical skills necessary to become clinically proficient at ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia.
Readership: The primary audience includes anesthesia providers interested in ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia, physicians who routinely teach and perform regional anesthesia, and anesthesia residents and fellows in-training. Secondary audiences may include medical and nursing students.
James Hebl, MD, Vice-Chair, Clinical Practice, Department of Anesthesiology, Chair, Section of Orthopedic Anesthesia, Mayo Clinic, and Robert Lennon, DO, Supplemental Consultant, Department of Anesthesiology, Mayo Clinic