"X" Marks the Spot: Finding a Fit for a Regional Block Program in Your PACU
Mon. September 17| 1:30 PM - 2:45 PM | 209
- Designate the various roles in implementing a regional block program, including reasons for having a regional block pilot.
- Identify metrics used to determine the success of your regional block program.
- Understand communication tools for process improvement.
Why this is important:
Regional blocks are now considered best practice for many surgical procedures and have become an effective way to reduce the use of post-operative opioids as well as decrease the length of hospital stays. That being said, determining the right place for these blocks to be performed and how to maintain patient privacy has been a challenge within the existing space. At Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s main OR, the number of regional blocks placed pre-operatively is growing. Learn how Betty Sue Minton and Dr. Patrick Henson used multimodal pain management to reduce post-operative patients’ need for opioid-based medications. Take home lessons learned to develop or re-assess your own regional block program so that it is patient-centered and eliminates time-consuming steps.
Track: PACU Manager Summit, PACU Manager Summit - Indirect Credit
Registration Type: All Access Pass, PACU Manager Summit Only
Manager of Periop Patient Experience
Vanderbilt Medical Center
Assistant Professor, Division of Anesthesiology Critical Care Medicine
Vanderbilt University Medical Center