CT3 equivalent training guidance

Published: 31/03/2021

Regional Anaesthesia

Stage learning outcome

  • Performs simple peripheral nerve blocks and performs spinal anaesthesia and lumbar epidural anaesthesia/analgesia independently

Experience and learning requirements

  • able to use ultrasound to perform simple peripheral nerve blocks and femoral or fascia iliaca blocks with supervisor within hospital for queries, able to provide prompt direction/assistance (supervision level 2b)
  • additional obstetric regional anaesthesia experience including ASA 3 parturients
  • some experience with other regional anaesthetic blocks such as upper limb and chest and abdominal wall

Examples of evidence

 Supervised Learning events (SLEs) can be used to demonstrate:
  • use of ultrasound for a range of regional techniques
  • simple nerve blocks and femoral or fascia-iliaca blocks at supervision level 2b
  • experience of other regional techniques such as upper limb, chest or abdominal wall blocks
  • obstetric regional anaesthesia