During proceedings of the 40th annual meeting the American Society of Regional Anesthesia (ASRA), Dr. Alparslan Turan, Associate Professor of Anesthesia in Outcomes Research at Cleveland Clinic presented findings from his recent clinical study comparing the use of a mechanical needle guide, the Infiniti Plus, against free-hand technique in femoral nerve blocks.
Review our clinical resources to learn more about how CIVCO’s Infiniti Plus needle guide can be an effective tool to improve efficiency and outcomes for ultrasounded-guided nerve blocks and central line placements.
1. Ball R, Scouras N, Orebaugh S, Wilde J, Sakai T. “Randomized Prospective Observational Simulation Study Comparing Residents Needle-Guided vs. Free-hand Ultrasound Techniques for Central Veneous Catheter Access.” British Journal of Anaesthesia. 108.1 (2011): 72-79. 2. Gupta R, Lane J, Allen B, Shi Y, Schildcrout J. “Improving Needle Visualization by Novice Residents During an In-Plane Ultrasound Nerve Block Simulation Using an In-Plane Multi-Angle Needle Guide.” Pain Medicine. 14.10 (2013): 1600-1607. 3. Whittaker S, Lethbridge G, Kim C, Keon Z, Ng I. “An Ultrasound Needle Insertion Guide in a Porcine Phantom Model.” Journal of the Association of Anaesthetlists of Great Britian and Ireland – Anaesthesia. 68. 8 (2013): 826-829.