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Essentials of Ultrasound Workshop

Location Sheraton Lincoln Harbor Hotel, NYC


The essentials of ultrasound workshop is the fastest way for beginners to learn ultrasound-guided nerve blocks and vascular access. Expect to be able to advance from “0” to competency. This workshop will get you the skills to operate ultrasound machines, optimize the image, and therefore be able to easier apply the new skills in common clinical applications. You will acquire needle-eye coordination in a boutique, small group setting, packed with energy, in an inspiring location.

This hands-on workshop will get you started using ultrasound and prepare you for more advanced workshops which focus on techniques and clinical applications of ultrasound (Building Blocks, Boutique Workshops, and Boot Camps). In the essentials of ultrasound workshop, we limit the attendance to maximize the learning experience, to make sure that no delegate is left behind. We are so confident in the didactic efficacy of this new program that we offer a money-back guarantee. It includes one-on-one guidance, NYSORA’s new cutting-edge NYSORA SIMULATORS™, with maximum one ultrasound machine per two delegates and at least 80% hands-on training.


  • Learn how to operate an ultrasound machine in a point-of-care environment
  • Control key image adjustments for optimal success
  • Recognize the ultrasound appearance of nerves, fasciae and blood vessels
  • Demonstrate skills to guide the needle in-plane and out-of-plane with confidence


  • Understanding ultrasound imaging
  • Steps to optimize image quality for common applications
  • Artifacts identification and correction
  • Scanning techniques (PART – pressure, alignment, rotation, tilt)
  • One hand and two hands scanning techniques for image stabilization
  • Target identification
  • Understand needle approach techniques
  • Scanning on your own
  • In-plane and out-of-plane needle guidance
  • Test of knowledge and skills acquisition

Optional: Ultrasound Certification – LEVEL I (*Requires separate registration) – Available only for dates in 2019

Offered as an extension to the 1-day essentials of ultrasound workshop. The certification preparation and examination will take place on the day following the essentials of ultrasound workshop at the NYSORA’s academy.

NYSORA has introduced an ultrasound certification process of minimal skills acquisition for ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia and point-of-care interventional procedures. The certificate is issued to candidates who successfully pass the test and demonstrate practical knowledge. Delegates who pass the certification test will receive the NYSORA Ultrasound Certificate for Knowledge Acquisition Foundation Level 1 (general knowledge on operating ultrasound equipment, transducer maneuvers to optimize image, safety and demonstration of needle-eye coordination in NYSORA SIMULATORS™).

The NYSORA Ultrasound Level I Certification certificate can be used as a proof of acquisition of minimum skills to operate ultrasound equipment and safety guide the needle during interventional procedures under ultrasound guidance. As such, the certificate can be used to obtain credentialing and hospital privileges to use ultrasound in clinical practice.

NYSORA has always strived to standardize the training at its residency and fellowship programs, workshops, books, and other instructional material. At our essentials of ultrasound workshop – we request that instructors teach NYSORA techniques for consistency and enhanced retention of the knowledge imparted in the workshops. However, one always wonders what the workshop delegates do with the acquired knowledge after the workshops and whether they were able to acquire the adequate skill set to apply such knowledge in patients at their practice.

The NYSORA’s certifications process has been developed by a group of international collaborators and continues to evolve as it starts getting traction in residency programs throughout the world. The Certification courses are limited to 10 participants/session. Registration and payment required through the Essentials of Ultrasound registration pages.

Due to the limited number of spaces, this certification examination is open only to those registered to attend the essentials of ultrasound workshops.

Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and NYSORA. Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Physician Continuing Medical Education

The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 7 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Continuing Nursing Education

The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 7 contact hours.
Pharmacotherapy contact hours for Advance Practice Registered Nurses will be designated on your certificate.

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) requires instructors, planners, managers and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest (COI) they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified COI are thoroughly vetted and resolved according to PIM policy. The existence or absence of COI for everyone in a position to control content will be disclosed to participants prior to the start of each activity.


Simply phenomenal, excellent workshop
All instructors were fantastic
There is nothing better than this
Great workshop others should follow the format
Please we need workshops on new blocks also
Excellent workshop
Brilliant workshop!
Most knowledgeable instructors. Great hands-on sessions
Best workshop ever
Outstanding session!
All hospital trainers need to attend a NYSORA workshop