Nerve Block Wetlab
Sunday, 18 July 2021, 9.00am – 4.30pm
University of Sydney, Parramatta Rd, Camperdown
About the lecture
- General principles and considerations for blocking in lameness exams
- Perineural blocks of the distal limb
- Perineural blocks of the proximal metacarpus and metatarsus
- Intrasynovial blocks of the fore and hind limb
- Synovial communication with wounds and lavage techniques in the field
About the wetlab
Attendees will refresh and review perineural and intrasynovial diagnostic anaesthesia of the
distal limb in lameness examinations including considerations when deciding on what technique and local anaesthetic agent to use.
Each lecture will be followed by a demonstration before attendees have the opportunity to practice the blocks on cadaver limbs. Practicing aseptic technique when blocking synovial cavities will be encouraged once the approaches are familiar.
Determining synovial communication with wounds and lavage techniques in the field will be discussed and practiced.
Specialist level instructors will be circulating throughout the laboratory space to answer questions and assist attendees in direction and demonstration of different blocks. Collaborative and open discussions between instructors and attendees on clinical experiences and preferences in the use of nerve blocks in equine lameness examinations will be encouraged.