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Geometrical Method Applied to an Orbital Block

Ophthalmic Eye Block Techniques


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Ophthalmic block techniques have long been relegated to the ophthalmologist and the techniques for performing these regional blocks have been omitted from curricula in both nurse and physician anesthesia residency programs. Due to the increasing volume of ophthalmic procedures being performed, the ophthalmologists are now requesting anesthesia professionals provide this service. This course is designed to provide the didactics of pharmacology, toxicity, anatomy, physiology, techniques, management, and complications of ophthalmic regional blocks. Furthermore, by way of individual “hands-on” practice under the guidance of a qualified instructor, using an anatomical model, the participant will become familiar with the actual techniques of performing the ophthalmic block techniques.


At the conclusion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

Review the orbital anatomy, cranial nerve pathways, vasculature, and axial lengths during the identification of each technique for ophthalmic regional block anesthesia and the anatomical landmarks for each injection site.

Apply the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of local anesthetic agents in a discussion of the selection, dosing, and intervention for both local and systemic complications of ocular block.

Update techniques for the management of the awake patient undergoing ocular surgery.

Outline appropriate risk management, CQI, and departmental management programs for the provision of full ocular anesthesia service.

Ophthalmic Regional Block Hands-on Workshop
Orlando, Florida
November 9-10, 2013


  0730 Registration / Mandatory Sign In / Continental Breakfast
  0745 Welcome NWAS Staff  
  0800 Orbital Anatomy
Identify the six ocular muscles and describe their functions
Track the pathways of the cranial motor and sensory nerves
List the major vessels of the orbit locating their anatomical positions
Discuss the orbital-globe relationship
  0940 Break
  1000 Pharmacology for Ophthalmic Anesthesia
List the appropriate pharmacologic agents defining their application in ophthalmic anesthesia
  1050 Ophthalmic Blocks (Orbital Epidural Blocks)
Describe an Intraconal Peri/Retrobulbar Block Technique
Describe an Extraconal Peribulbar Block Technique
  1140 Ophthalmic Blocks (cont.)
Describe an Orbicularis Lid Block
Review topical and Intraocular Blocks
Review a Sub-tenon's Block
Review how to evaluate the competency of an ophthalmic block
Describe an orbital decompression device
  1230 Lunch (On your own)
  1345 Question and Answer Session
Clarify concepts and specific data covered in the morning sessions
  1450 Hands On Practice Session: Intraconal Peri/Retrobulbar Block
Observe the demonstration of an Intraconal Peri/Retrobulbar Block (Infratemporal approach)
Demonstrate the correct technique for administration of this block on an anatomical model
  1540 Hands On Practice Session: Extraconal Peri/Retrobulbar Block
Observe the demonstration of an Extraconal Peri/Retrobulbar Block (Supratemporal and Infratemporal approach)
  1630 Hands On Practice Session: Extraconal Peribulbar Block
Observe the demonstration of an Extraconal Peribulbar Block (Medial caruncle approach)
Demonstrate the correct technique for administration of this block on an anatomical model
  1645 Review and Critique Ophthalmic Block Techniques
Answer questions arising from the hands on block session
  1735 Adjourn


  0730 Registration/ Mandatory Sign In / Continental Breakfast
  0745 Self-testing: A Group Participation Review of the Orbital Anatomy
  0800 Complications and Sequelae
Recognize signs, symptoms and treatment for a retrobulbar hemorrhage
Recognize and treat CNS sequelae resulting in respiratory arrest and seizure
Review globe perforations and techniques to minimize their occurrence
  0940 Break
  1000 Managing the Awake Patient
Explain techniques to control the increased anxiety levels experienced by the patient
  1050 Risk Management and Quality Assurance
Review the overall risks involved in providing anesthesia services in an ophthalmic surgery center
  1140 Reimbursement for Ophthalmic Anesthesia
Describe current anesthesia reimbursement policies for ophthalmic procedures
Review the necessary data for completing insurance forms for reimbursement
  1230 Hands On Practice Session
Review practice session of the previous day
Identify areas of special pertinence and focus supervised practice upon them
  1310 Adjourn 13 CME I / 13 CEC  


Randy Harvey, BS, RRT, CRNA
Chief of Anesthesia and Department Manager
Florida Eye Clinic Ambulatory Surgery Center
Altamonte Springs, Florida

Founding Member of the Ophthalmic Anesthesia Society (OAS)
The purpose of the Ophthalmic Anesthesia Society is to ensure that the highest quality anesthesia care is provided to patients undergoing cataract and other ophthalmic surgical procedures. Randy Harvey presently serves as a Scientific Board Member of the OAS.

1980 - Mr. Harvey graduated from Duke University’s Nurse Anesthesia Program.
1985 - Mr. Harvey trained in ophthalmic anesthesia.
1987 - He recognized a growing demand by Ophthalmologists for anesthesia practitioners to perform ophthalmic blocks and began lecturing on the subject. He has since lectured extensively on ophthalmic anesthesia in seminars, including presentations to state and national anesthesia organizations. He has also presented training programs to private practice anesthesiology groups in Florida and Virginia, Texas and Massachusetts.
1991 - He began the “Ophthalmic Block Workshop” in conjunction with NWAS. He also developed an orbital eye-model simulator which allows a hands-on experience for the participants. This program has run continuously for 22 years and has educated hundreds of Anesthesiologists, CRNAs, and Ophthalmologists, in the art and science of ophthalmic anesthesia.
2009 - “Geometrical Method Applied to an Orbital Block” Abstract presentation; Annual Meeting of the Ophthalmic Anesthesia Society.
1997, 2001 & 2010 - Mr. Harvey authored a chapter on “Anesthesia for Ophthalmic Procedures”, in the textbook: Nurse Anesthesia, WB Saunders/Elsevier.
Mr. Harvey has performed well over 50,000 ophthalmic blocks in his career. He utilizes his more than 26 years of experience to educate the participants in the latest trends in ophthalmic anesthesia with didactive, video, simulator hands-on training and classroom discussion.

Testimony by a recent participant:
“Randy provided really clear and cohesive anatomical explanations for the techniques he taught. His teaching style was engaging, the content was comprehensive, and the workshops made sense. When I arrived home, I felt confident that my new found knowledge would make my blocks successful and keep my patients safe.” Michael Bailin, M.D., Dept Anesthesiology, MGH, Boston, MA.

The workshops have attracted practitioners from throughout the U.S., as well as, Australia, Canada, China, Jordan, Netherlands, and Saudi Arabia.


The A. Webb Roberts Center for Continuing Medical Education of Baylor Health Care System, Dallas, designates this live activity for a maximum of 13 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of A. Webb Roberts Center for Continuing Medical Education of Baylor Health Care System, Dallas, and Northwest Anesthesia Seminars, Inc. The A. Webb Roberts Center for Continuing Medical Education of Baylor Health Care System, Dallas, is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Physician Assistants AAPA accepts Category I credit from AOACCME, prescribed credit from AAFP, and AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

Canadian Physicians The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada lists the A. Webb Roberts Center for Continuing Medical Education of Baylor Health Care System, Dallas, as an approved ACCME accredited provider. The AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ awarded may be submitted by the participant to the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada for equivalent MOC Section 1 Credits.

AANA approved for 13 CEC Code #1026565   Expiration Date 11/10/2013

RNs NWAS is approved by the California Board of Nursing, Provider Number 04833 and Florida and Washington, DC Boards of Nursing, Provider Number 50-7480. This program offers 13 contact hours. Meets the requirements of the Pennsylvania Board of Nursing, Rules and Regulations §21.133


Mark T. Murphy, MD, MSN Education, Austin, Texas, and Medical Director, Northwest Anesthesia Seminars, Pasco, Washington


This course is designed for physicians, certified registered nurse anesthetists, physician assistants, registered nurses and other medical care providers who must maintain state-of-the-art knowledge of not only the specialty but also of all additional, related disciplines which may impact it.


Factors beyond our control sometimes necessitate changes in the schedule and faculty. If time permits, we will inform all registrants of any changes prior to the program. Changes on site due to local conditions will be announced in class.


We reserve the right to cancel a course for any reason. In such case, a minimum of 30 days notice will be given to those registered and 100% of tuition paid will be refunded. NWAS and NW-WWT will not be responsible for any non-refundable airfare, hotel, or other liabilities you may incur. We highly recommend purchase of travel insurance.


$100 45-31 days prior. No refund inside 30 days prior; however, 50% of tuition paid may be applied toward tuition for another NWAS program within the next 12 months. Cancellation must be made in writing.

FAP (Frequent Attendee Points)

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We recommend that you register early to assure your spot. We reserve the right to close registrations to a course at any time without notice. We may not be able to accommodate onsite registrations.

Lecture notes will be provided on a CD in PDF format.

Please note that children and non-registered guests are not allowed to attend the lectures.

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