Block Buddy

What is Block Buddy? Simple. Block Buddy is an anesthesia provider’s new best friend.


We specialize in continued education for ultrasound-guided peripheral nerve blocks – saving patients unnecessary pain and saving you time and worry. Along with the Block Buddy Pro App, we offer an assortment of educational resources and partner conferences. Simply put, Block Buddy is a versatile and reliable anesthesia resource. 

Our app, Block Buddy Pro, is a mobile reference tool for anesthesia providers performing ultrasound-guided peripheral nerve blocks and point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS). The app contains video, detailed images, and descriptions for over 30 different blocks, along with various other tools and resources. It’s like having your medical textbook with you wherever you go – only it’s easier to search and takes up a lot less space.

Our conferences explore how to safely and effectively perform ultrasound-guided nerve blocks through classroom lectures and hands-on demonstrations. The goal of each conference is to create confidence and clarity in the operating room – improving the lives of patients and the practice of providers. Block Buddy (formerly WRAE) instructors perform hundreds of ultrasound-guided nerve blocks each year and have been featured in publications such as AANA Journal and Outpatient Surgery Magazine. They are here to help you understand the sonoanatomy and techniques used to perform basic and advanced peripheral nerve blocks, so you can take that knowledge into the operating room.

The creators of Block Buddy, Jeff Molter and Scott Urigel, are practicing Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) with a passion for people. Jeff and Scott are committed to improving the lives of patients and to increasing the knowledge of their peers. They bring years of experience, a passion for people, and a wealth of knowledge to every conference demonstration and patient interaction. Visit our Instructors page to read Scott and Jeff’s full bios, and for more information on all the Block Buddy instructors.

Our illustrations are completed by Joseph Kanasz, BFA, CMI of JK Illustration (kanaszj@ccf.org).

 

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