Navigating Through the Fog: Ultrasound Artifacts and Their Implications on Anesthetic Practice

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Class A Credits: 1

Format: Video

Run time: 44 mins

Course Launch Date: 11/1/19

Course Expires: 2/25/22

The use of ultrasound in anesthetic practice have increased dramatically to include diagnostic Point-of-Care testing. This requires the use of different transducers and modalities not always familiar to the provider. Baseline knowledge among anesthesia providers becomes sufficient so that ultrasound can be used to improve patient care and outcomes. At the end of this presentation the learner will be able to recognize the importance of incorporating ultrasound into various anesthesia procedures in improving efficacy and patient safety outcomes.


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  • Recognize the importance of incorporating ultrasound into various anesthesia procedures in improving efficacy and patient safety outcomes.

Christian Falyar, DNAP, CRNA

Assistant Professor Department of Nurse Anesthesia, Duke University Durham, NC

Christian Falyer, DNAP, CRNA is an assistant professor in the Duke University Nurse Anesthesia program. He also serves as adjunct faculty for the AANA and Middle Tennessee School of Nurse Anesthesia’s acute pain fellowship. Dr. Falyar has taught ultrasound-based education for nearly twenty years dating back to his research in transcranial Doppler sonography in the late 1990’s. He is published in multiple peer-reviewed journals and presented numerous lectures at the local, state and national level on ultrasound-guided anesthesia procedures.


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