PURE - Practical Ultrasound Guided Regional Anaesthesia Education

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Course information

Date: 23 March 2017

Location: Postgraduate Medical Institute, Michael Salmon Building, Anglia Ruskin University, Bishop Hall Lane, Chelmsford, CM1 1SQ


This one-day course teaches a practical approach to using ultrasound in regional anaesthesia. It's suitable for both novice users and those with some experience of using ultrasound who wish to enhance their skills. Also ideal for those accustomed to nerve stimulator techniques wishing to add ultrasound to their repertoire.

The number of places is limited to 24 to allow plenty of time for practical skills.

We have support from several companies providing a range of ultrasound machines, needles and other equipment for use during the course.


  • Hands-on experience of scanning of live models
  • Hands-on experience of needling realistic meat models
  • Theory of ultrasound

Blocks include:

  • Upper limb - interscalene supraclavicular and axillary brachial plexus, forearm blocks
  • Lower limb - femoral, adductor canal and sciatic nerve blocks
  • Trunk - transversus abdominis plane, PECS, ilioinguinal and rectus sheath blocks
  • Back - central neuraxial blocks

The course is facilitated by consultant anaesthetists from Broomfield Hospital. 

Course Director: Dr Ravindran Nair, Consultant Anaesthetic, Broomfield Hospital, and Dr Dinesh Das, Anaesthetic Registrar, Broomfield Hospital.

Feedback from previous participants

"Good chance to practice technique under guidance of knowledgeable colleagues. Picked up good tips."
"Practical hands on approach - great to do it ourselves!"
"Small groups and practical hands on experience and brilliant faculty."
"A great course, inspiring, fun and really informative - thank you all involved very much!"


PURE is approved by the Royal College of Anaesthetists for five CPD credits

To register

Delegate registration is free. Anaesthetic/ICM trainees are fully funded by HEEoE to attend PURE. 

Consultant and SAS doctor places are subsidised by our sponsors, BBraun Medical Limited, Halyard UK and PAJUNK® UK Medical Products Ltd. 

Sonosite is providing all the ultrasound machines.

Contact details

PMI Events Team - Jennifer Pym
Email: pmievents@anglia.ac.uk 
Tel: 01245 684150

For travel information please visit the Travelling to our Chelmsford campus web page.