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WALANT: Ultrasound-Guided Local Anesthesia Best Practices for Hand Surgery

December 13, 2022 – 10 AM PT | 1 PM ET | 5 PM GMT | 7 PM CEST


For over 15 years, Dr. Souhail Jaziri has been using ultrasound to guide his WALANT (Wide Awake Local Anesthesia No Tourniquet) procedures to provide 40 to 60 patients per day with optimal localized pain relief allowing movement for the best surgical results. Learn his expert techniques.  

In this 1-hour webinar, you will learn how easy it is to use handheld ultrasound to minimize patient discomfort and create the best conditions for successful hand surgery. Dr. Jaziri will explore:

  • How WALANT can optimize your pre-op routine
  • How WALANT can increase patient safety and comfort
  • To identify target anatomy with handheld ultrasound for a successful WALANT procedure
  • How ultrasound assisted WALANT can optimize hand surgery results
  • Accurate ultrasound guided planning and injection techniques

Join Dr. Souhail Jaziri to learn how anesthesiologists can use ultrasound-guided WALANT techniques to improve local anesthesia results and procedural outcomes. Get expert ultrasound scanning tips to optimize pre-op care for hand surgery.

WALANT (Wide Awake Local Anesthesia No Tourniquet) is a surgical technique that has been used widely in Europe and is relatively new in the Unites States. The technique is used to treat a series of hand and wrist injuries and wounds. It offers a series of advantages when compared to its alternatives of full sedation or local anesthesia with a tourniquet.

Indeed, in this live webinar Dr. Jaziri will show how the ultrasound guided WALANT technique increases patient’s comfort, as it minimizes pain during the administration of the anesthetic and leaves the patient’s hand fully functional affecting only the very spot to be operated on. WALANT also eliminates the need for a tourniquet, which has been proven to cause pain and discomfort. At the same time, WALANT also increases patient safety, as there is no longer the need for  full sedation.

Intraoperative diagnosis and assessment are also optimized, as the WALANT technique leaves the rest of the hand fully functional to cooperate with the surgeon. The patient can move their finger or wrist during the operation, helping the surgeon achieve optimal results.

Dr. Souhail Jaziri is a critical care anesthesiologist, who lives in Paris, France. He works at the emergency clinic Paris Ouest Hospitalier, covering around 20-25hand emergency cases per day. Dr. Jaziri has been using ultrasound for the past 15 years, to improve patient safety and procedural success.

Ultrasonography has revolutionized the field of regional anesthesia and anesthesiology. Among other applications, handheld ultrasound improves vascular access and facilitates neural access for nerve blocks and regional anesthesia, considerably increasing patient safety and accuracy of procedures. But traditional cart-based ultrasound machines are both costly and difficult to learn. In this interactive webinar you will learn how to use the affordable Clarius ultrasound wireless scanner, making high-definition imaging part of your medical practice. You will see how the AI supported advanced settings of the new generation of HD3 wireless scanners will automatically optimize your imaging and provide you with the best visualization of pathology and target anatomy.

Join Dr. Jaziri with your host Shelley Guenther, Medical Sonographer and Clarius Clinical Marketing Manager, who will demonstrate live scanning to help you to take your ultrasound skills to the next level with techniques you can use with your next patient!

Dr Souhail Jaziri

Dr Souhail Jaziri is a critical care anesthesiologist, who lives in Paris, France. He works at the emergency clinic Paris Ouest Hospitalier, covering around 40 to 60 hand surgery cases per day. Dr Jaziri has been using ultrasound for the past 15 years, improving his patients’ safety and procedural success with his ultrasound guided techniques.

Shelley Guenther, CRGS, CRCS
Medical Sonographer

Shelley Guenther worked as a Nuclear Medicine Technologist for 2 years before entering into the ultrasound program at the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Edmonton. After graduating with specialties in general ultrasound as well as echocardiography, she worked as a clinical expert in the commercial world of ultrasound for over 25 years. As Clinical Manager at Clarius, Shelley Guenther is dedicated to providing the highest quality educational content for clinicians looking to add wireless ultrasound to their practice, including practical webinars and Clarius Classroom video tutorials.

Dr Eleni Xilakis
Clarius, European Marketing Lead

With a PhD in philosophy, Eleni has worked for many years in the public sector, fast growing startups, and charities creating robust learning products and strategies for growth. She led the educational works at ISUOG (the International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology) for 4 years before joining Clarius. At Clarius, Eleni is managing all European marketing programs and works closely with European luminaries on creating learning and research projects advancing knowledge around wireless and handheld ultrasound.

This live session is free.
This session was held on 13 December 2022.

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