Activity information

The certificate of this course includes 5 CME credits. To complete the course you need to pass all quizzes. Only participants with an active Pro Membership will be able to claim CME. If you want to claim CME too, please upgrade to a Pro Membership.

Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of CME Consultants and Medmastery GmbH. CME Consultants is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement

CME Consultants designates this online enduring material activity for a maximum of 5.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Desired Outcomes

  1. Locate nerves with ultrasound in the neck, arms, torso, and legs.
  2. Differentiate nerves from surrounding structures such as tendons and muscles.
  3. Approach nerves with in-plane and out-of-plane techniques.
  4. Master the “ultrasound-guided nerve block”.
  5. Identify patient populations that will benefit most from ultrasound-guided nerve blocks.
  6. Choose the appropriate nerve to anesthetize for particular injury patterns.
  7. Correctly position patients for each type of block to enhance success.
  8. Avoid conscious / deep sedation with well executed ultrasound-guided nerve blocks.
  9. Counsel patients as to the duration of expected pain relief with various anesthetics.
  10. Develop a hospital protocol for the delivery of ultrasound-guided anesthesia.

Target Audience

This activity is geared to meet the educational requirements of Emergency Medicine Physicians, Internists, Anesthesiologists, and Family Medicine Physicians.

Core Competencies

This activity will encompass the following desirable physician attributes: Patient Care & Procedural Skills, Medical Knowledge, Professionalism, Interpersonal & Communication Skills, and Systems-Based Practice.

Cultural Linguistic Competency and Implicit Bias

Important information regarding Cultural Linguistic Competency and Implicit Bias in CME can be found at:


The presentational methods for this activity will be Lecture with Q&A.

Instructions for participation

Each participant must watch all the video lessons, successfully pass all quizzes of this activity with a grade of 70% or higher and complete a post-evaluation form. Once completed, your certificate will be made available immediately for download. If you receive a score of 69% or less, you may retake the quiz until successful.

Hardware and software requirements

Medmastery requires a modern Web browser (Internet Explorer 10+, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Google Chrome) and the latest version of Adobe Flash. Moreover, a PDF-Reader is required in order to view certain downloads. For questions or technical support, please contact [email protected].

Disclosure statement

Commercial Support

There is no commercial support for this activity.


The planners of this activity have nothing to disclose.


Peter Croft, MD has nothing to disclose. The course content has been peer-reviewed for content validity and found to be evidenced-based, fair, balanced, and free from commercial bias.

Privacy statement

Medmastery is committed to protecting the privacy of personal and other information of its members. Medmastery will not release personally identifiable information to a third party without the individual’s consent, except such information as is required for reporting purposes to the ACCME. Medmastery will keep your personal and credit information confidential when you participate in a CME Internet-based program. Medmastery collects only the information necessary to provide you with the services that you request. Additional information regarding Medmastery’s Privacy Policy can be viewed at:

Release Date

This activity was originally released for credit on May 30, 2018.

Review Date

This activity was reviewed on May 7, 2020 and May 17, 2022.

Termination Date

This activity is valid for credit through May 29, 2024.