US Regional Anaesthesia

Dear Colleague,
Bonjour , Welcome, Wilkommen ….. to the Ultrasound Regional Anaesthesia section of the ESPA Website.

Regional anaesthesia is such an important and beneficial technique it should be considered for all appropriate cases, balancing the advantages against the potential risks. However, it can only be utilised by those with the correct anatomical knowledge, suitable training, equipment and assistance. We aim to provide paediatric anaesthetists with an up to date concise guide to ultrasound guided regional anaesthetic techniques in children. 

The format for each block will cover all aspects from indication through to complications of each technique. At the end of each section you will be able to access a self assessment section. We will not be covering every possible way of performing these blocks.

We are keen for feedback so that we can improve the website, so please email us your suggestions to

Best wishes,

Steve Roberts, Chair UltraSound for Regional Anaesthesia Committee

Disclaimer: The ESPA web site is intended for use by medical professionals, specifically those who perform invasive regional anaesthetic procedures. ESPA and those associated with it make no warranties as to the correctness, safety or appropriateness of any treatment, medications, dosage, techniques or any other aspects of medical practice or patient care and safety.  Nothing in this site should be interpreted to imply that anything but your clinical judgement is appropriate for making safe medical decisions and implementing therapies for your patients.