Problem-Based Learning Discussion - Avoiding, Assessing and Managing Peripheral Nerve Injuries after Peripheral Nerve Block

Thursday, October 5, 2023

There are no spots available for this session.

This activity is an Accredited Self-Assessment Program (Section 3) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by the Canadian Anesthesiologists' Society. You may claim a maximum of 1 hour (credits are automatically calculated). 

This PBLD will be a cased-based discussion involving cases of peripheral nerve injury.  

Peripheral nerve injury is a rare but devastating complication that can result from peripheral nerve block. When these injuries occur this also is very stressful for practitioners if a procedure that they have done might have caused patient harm. Additionally, because there is a common belief that nerve injuries are highly likely to result in litigation, it is important that practitioners have a plan for assessing these patients thoroughly.  

After participating in this PBLD, participants will be able to: 

  1. Describe strategies that may decrease block related peripheral nerve injuries.  

  1. Assess peripheral nerve injuries after a peripheral nerve block.  

  1. Determine appropriate consultation and treatment for patients with a nerve injury after peripheral nerve block. 

    Members: $45
    Non-Members: $75


Facilitator: Kwesi Kwofie 
Anesthesiologist, Dalhousie University 

Kwesi Kwofie, MD, completed a fellowship at the New York School of Regional Anesthesia. He is currently Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Director of Acute Pain and Regional Anesthesia at Dalhousie University in Canada, Chair of the Regional Anesthesia Section of the Canadian Anesthesiologist’s Society and has several noted publications. He has given lectures and workshops in North & South America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East on his many interests including peripheral nerve blockade, mechanisms of nerve injury, acute pain, anesthesia in low resource settings and obstetrical anesthesia.