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UIS Workshop

30 enthusiastic anaesthetists will be able to enhance their regional anaesthesia skills after successfully completing an accredited ultrasound workshop on regional anaesthesia run by Mindray UK and faculty from Frimley Park Hospital.

Held on 1 December 2023 at Mindray UK’s Watford office the workshop included academic ultrasound essentials and practical training for eight different blocks for surgical procedures, including:

  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Rib Fractures
  • Breast Surgery
  • Shoulder / Clavicle / Proximal Humerus
  • Limb Trauma
  • Lower limb surgery below knee (or if ankle, amputation)
  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Neuraxial Scanning at Lumbar Level

Delegates trained in small groups which rotated between dedicated workstations. Each workstation had expert facilitators who used Mindray POCUS systems to demonstrate block techniques and conduct the practical training for delegates.

There was even time to try out cutting-edge smart tools that can improve the speed and accuracy of ultrasound procedures and diagnostics, such as the eSpacial Navi, which provides enhanced needle visualisation and trajectory using magnetic induction technology.

The course content was developed by Dr. Madan Narayanan and Dr. Agata Kapuscinska at Frimley Park Hospital. It was accredited for 6 Continued Professional Development (CPD) points by the Royal College of Anaesthetists. To gain accreditation, courses must undergo a robust review including a technical content check, to ensure it is appropriate for the CPD needs of non-trainee doctors.

Dr Kapuscinska said, “It’s a pleasure to continue working with Mindray to develop more ultrasound ‘super users’ through hands-on workshops. The feedback has been excellent. Delegates really valued the variety of block techniques they could practice, the content quality, and the extensive time dedicated to hands-on training.”

Paul Johnston, National Sales & Marketing Manager for Ultrasound at Mindray UK added, “We’re delighted to have worked with Dr. Narayanan and Dr. Kapuscinska to deliver such an outstanding workshop for anaesthetists. The capabilities of ultrasound systems are expanding all the time and a course like this equips clinical teams with the skills to work quickly and efficiently while delivering even better pain management for patients.”

All proceeds from the event have gone to African Mission Healthcare, The British Red Cross, and Sneh Sawali Care Centre.

Plans to run the course again in 2024 are being finalised. Anyone interested in attending a future course can email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to be notified of dates.

To find out more about course dates, Mindray, and its industry leading solutions, visit: www.mindray.com/uk

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