We know regional anesthesia works. More than that it is the perfect fit for the acute injuries and procedures we see in the ED. The technical challenges are substantial but mastered with practice and study. The big challenge ahead is developing systems that can deliver timely comprehensive acute pain management to ED patients that utilizes regional anesthesia to its fullest potential.
Our group just collaborated with the chief of our department of orthopedics to publish a description of our system at Highland. HERE