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Erector Spinae
Plane Block

Jeffrey S Boswell

MS, CRNA

Erector Spinae Plane Block

An underutilized regional technique for pain control?

Erector Spinae Plane

The erector spinae plane is made up of a group of muscles that run on either side of the spine from the skull to the sacral region. 

Erector Spinae Plane Block

Yep, that's right.
The ESPB is an underutilized regional technique that just may be advantageous in the battle against the opioid crisis!
The opioid crisis is real. It kills real people. Lots of them. 

What can we do to limit the scope and severity of this crisis? Regional anesthesia is an often underutilized option for pain management.

Jeffrey takes you into the world of regional anesthesia and specifically the Erector Spinae Plane Block. He does this from the angle of the opioid crisis and how regional anesthesia may be able to limit the scope of this crisis. 
Through a detailed description of the block technique he shows the utility of this possibly underutilized regional technique. Jeffrey also gives real life examples of how this block technique has helped several of the patients in his practice. 

This lecture is a fabulous primer if you have any interest in helping out limiting the opioid crisis through regional anesthesia. You may just walk away amazed as to the effectiveness of this block.

What's included?

  • 7 Sections
  • 4 Video
  • Each Mini-Quizz is a single question - easy
  • 4 Easy, Simple, and Straightforward Questions
  • Possible to retake all mini-quizzes up to three times
  • 0.75 Class A CE Credit
  • 1 Certificate of Completion
  • recertCRNA uploads credits to AANA

Regional Anesthesia

The opioid crisis is real. This course will show you an opportunity to be a part of the solution.
Jeffrey is an expert nurse anesthesiologist with a lot of experience in regional anesthesia. Jeffrey is the chief CRNA at a community facility in South Carolina and has been utilizing the erector spinae plane block in his own practice to facilitate good and effective pain control. 
Through expert guidance by Jeffrey, you will learn how and where this block technique could help you in your practice. 

Watch and Learn About ESPB

Through three short videos Jeffrey will take you into the world of the erector spinae plane block, and teach you the fundamentals of this unique block technique. 
Through real life patient examples Jeffrey will show you the benefits of this unique block technique. He will show you that the block can be utilized for pain control for both surgical and non-surgical patients. 
A truly unique block.
Meet the instructor

Jeffrey S Boswell

Jeffrey S. Boswell graduated from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine program in Nurse Anesthesia with a Masters in Nurse Anesthesia in 2004.
Since that time he has been practicing at Aiken Regional Medical Centers in Aiken, SC, where he became Chief Cardiothoracic and Vascular CRNA in 2008 and Manager of the Anesthesia Department in 2016.
He is presently enrolled in Midwestern University’s DNAP program with an anticipated graduation in 8/2021.

Professional interests include:
  • Cardiovascular and thoracic anesthesia
  • Clinical and didactic anesthesia instruction
  • Difficult and complex airway management
  • Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS)
  • Procedural ultrasound
  • Professional development
  • Regional anesthesia

He and his wife (Mary) have been married since 1998, and together they have a son (Garrett, 2004) and a daughter (Caroline, 2006).
Personal interests include:
  • Cooking
  • Guitar playing
  • Outdoor activities
  • Scriptural study and instruction
  • Woodworking
Jeffrey S Boswell, MNA, CRNA