Pediatric Peripheral Nerve Block Education Module
There has been an increase in peripheral nerve block utilization at both the satellite and main hospital location. There is a lack of formal training for the Advanced Practice Provider anesthesiology group on the indications, complications, risks, and benefits of peripheral nerve blocks and catheters. Families should receive effective communication regarding peripheral nerve blocks by the APP group to streamline the preoperative anesthesiology consent procedures. Potential outcomes of the clinical gap include increased parental anxiety over surgical and anesthesia procedures, perceived lack of education on home care on peripheral nerve block catheters, and dissatisfaction with the patient experience.
Following this session the learner will be able to:
1. Describe and define peripheral nerve blocks (PNB).
2. Review indications for commonly used pediatric PNB.
3. Review complications of commonly used pediatric PNB
4. Describe signs, symptoms, and treatment of LAST syndrome.
5. Review home care education for families.
- 2.00 AAPA Category I CME
- 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
- 2.00 ANCCUPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
- 2.00 Attendance