Development of a mobile ultrasound-guided peripheral nerve block and catheter service

Christina L. Jeng, Toni M. Torrillo, Michael R. Anderson, R. Sean Morrison, Knox H. Todd, Meg A. Rosenblatt

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Ultrasound guidance is associated with improved efficiency and success of peripheral nerve blockade and a decreased incidence of vascular puncture, making these interventions safer. Patients with peripheral nerve blocks report decreased pain and increased satisfaction scores. We present the development of a mobile ultrasound-guided block service that allows for the safe and efficient placement of nerve blocks and perineural catheters at the nontraditional location of the patient's bedside and in the emergency department.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1139-1144
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Ultrasound in Medicine
Issue number8
StatePublished - 1 Aug 2011


  • Perineural catheter placement
  • Peripheral nerve block
  • Ultrasound-guided nerve block


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