Annual Ultrasound-Guided Regional Anesthesiology Workshop for CA1 Residents - UW Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine

The Department of Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine held its annual Ultrasound-Guided Regional Anesthesiology workshop for CA1 residents at the University of Washington’s WISH Simulation Laboratory on August 23, 2023. This workshop was a collaborative effort between Seattle Children’s and UW Medical Center, led by the expert regional anesthesiology team from Children’s. Dr. Corrie Anderson, a specialist in pediatric regional anesthesiology, has graciously directed the workshop for several years. The overarching aim of this workshop was to equip the residents with the knowledge and skills needed to safely perform regional anesthesiology and help them feel more at ease as they begin their regional anesthesiology rotation. 

The workshop was structured into four interactive stations focusing on upper extremity blocks, lower extremity blocks, truncal blocks, and central neuraxial blocks. The station leaders, Drs. Christine Chang, Joseph Sofia, Timothy Cheng, and Corrie Anderson, represented the regional anesthesiology team from Children’s. Each station leader provided an in-depth review of the region’s anatomy, discussed practical applications of the blocks, and demonstrated commonly used block techniques. The medical students volunteered as models for the scanning session at these stations. 

The staff at the WISH Simulation Center prepared the venue with beds, towels, and audiovisual equipment and set up the ultrasound machines donated by Fuji and Sonosite, which resulted in smooth functioning of these sessions.