Sep 28, 2023  
Catalog 2022-2023 
Catalog 2022-2023

ELECT EANEE - Regional Anesthesiology/Acute Pain Service

Director Fourth Year Department Courses: Shilpadevi Patil, MD
Director(s): Dr. Kaye, MD
Administrative Contact: Trish Kennedy
Number of Students Per 4 Week Block: 2
Location: Academic Medical Center at Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport St. Mary’s
Selective Available During Blocks: All
Course Code: EANEE
4 Credits

To gain a exposure to regional anesthesia techniques for intraoperative and postoperative management of pain


  • Learn the ultrasound anatomy of the following upper extremity blocks: interscalene, supraclavicular, axillary, and wrist blocks.
  • Learn the ultrasound anatomy of the following lower extremity blocks: femoral, adductor canal, popliteal, and ankle blocks
  • Discuss local anesthetic drugs and adjuvant medication used to prolong regional anesthesia
  • Use the ultrasound to locate major anatomical structures associated with upper and lower extremity blocks

Resources for Learning:

Interscalene, supraclavicular, axillary, and wrist blocks

Femoral, adductor canal, popliteal, and ankle blocks

Specific Duties of Senior Students:

  • Arrive punctually at 6:30
  • Assist the senior/transition to practice resident with obtaining the patient’s history and  Assist with confirmation of surgeon’s mark is placed on extremity to be blocked
  • Assist with positioning patients for block placement
  • Attend mini lectures given by the senior/transition to practice resident on common anesthetic drugs and doses appropriate for the patient undergoing regional anesthesia
  • Attend a regional anesthesiology workshop delivered by the senior/transition to practice resident
  • Deliver a 5 minute presentation on a topic in regional anesthesia. Please ask for a list of regional anesthesiology keywords for ideas
  • Students are required to attend Tuesday morning conference, except for monthly review with residents and Dr. Patil only.
  • Attend Thursday meeting every week with Dr. Kaye in the Pain Clinic. Student must coordinate with Dr. Kaye for time and location for weekly meeting.

Offered: ALL