Ultrasound-Guided Nerve Blocks: Suggested Procedural Guidelines for Emergency Physicians

Joseph R. Brown, MD; Andrew J. Goldsmith, MD, MBA; Alexis LaPietra DO, FACEP; Jose L. Zeballos, MD; Kamen V. Vlassakov, MD; Alexander B. Stone, MD; R. Starr Knight, MD; Jennifer Carnell, MD; Arun Nagdev, MD – Acute pain is one of the most frequent, and yet one of the most challenging, complaints physicians encounter in the emergency department (ED). Currently, opioids are one of several pain medications given for acute pain, but given the long-term side effects and potential for abuse, alternative pain regimens are sought.