EP 5: Guiding the Way on Ultrasound-Guided Regional Anesthesia

On today’s episode of the Ultrasound Powered Clinician, Ohad speaks with Dr. Gregory Hickman, the Medical Director and Anesthesia Director at the Andrews Institute Ambulatory Surgery Center. He’s also co-founder of BlockJocks.com, a website that provides video training on ultrasound-guided anesthesia.

Topics mentioned: 

  • How Dr. Hickman initially brought handheld ultrasound into his practice, and why he saw it as the future of medicine.
  • The benefits of portable ultrasound over laptop-based systems.
  • The practical applications of ultrasound in administering blocks, placing catheters, and doing other procedures.
  • Advice for doctors on how to bring ultrasound into their practice, including a step-by-step guide on how to flatten the learning curve.
  • What the patient response has been to portable ultrasound and technology usage in the practice in general.
  • Where is the future of ultrasound going, and in which areas it will grow.


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