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US Defense & Veterans Center for Integrative Pain Management (DVCIPM)

The Military Advanced Regional Anesthesia and Analgesia Handbook

This handbook, developed as a supplement to “Emergency War Surgery---The Third United States Revision,” serves as a resource for managing the pain of battlefield trauma. Its purpose is to educate anesthesiology residents in the art and science of advanced regional anesthesia techniques and acute pain medicine.

“The Military Advanced Regional Anesthesia and Analgesia Handbook” is available for free download. However, please note that any changes or modifications to the handbook are strictly prohibited. Readers can choose to download the handbook by chapter or in its entirety.


Introduction (Front Material)

Chapter 1 -- The Military Advanced Regional Anesthesia and Analgesia Initiative: A Brief History
Chapter 2 -- Peripheral Nerve Block Equipment
Chapter 3 -- Local Anesthetics
Chapter 4 -- Nerve Stimulation and Ultrasound Theory
Chapter 5 -- Upper Extremity Neuroanatomy
Chapter 6 -- Cervical Plexus Block
Chapter 7 -- Interscalene Block
Chapter 8 -- Supraclavicular Block
Chapter 9 -- Infraclavicular Block
Chapter 10 -- Axillary Block
Chapter 11 -- Peripheral Nerve Blocks of the Arm
Chapter 12 -- Paravertebral Nerve Block
Chapter 13 -- Lower Extremity Neuroanatomy
Chapter 14 -- Lumbar Plexus Block
Chapter 15 -- Femoral Nerve Block
Chapter 16 -- Individual Nerve Blocks of the Lumbar Plexus
Chapter 17 -- Sciatic Nerve Block: Posterior and Alternative Approaches
Chapter 18 -- Sciatic Nerve Block: Anterior Approach
Chapter 19 -- Sciatic Nerve Block: Lateral Approach
Chapter 20 -- Popliteal Nerve Block
Chapter 21 -- Saphenous Nerve Block
Chapter 22 -- Ankle Block
Chapter 23 -- Bier Block
Chapter 24 -- Continuous Peripheral Nerve Block
Chapter 25 -- Regional Anesthesia Complications
Chapter 26 -- Acute Pain Management in the Field
Chapter 27 -- Improving Surgical Pain Management With Multidisciplinary Care
Chapter 28 -- Interventional Chronic Pain Treatment in Mature Theaters of Operation
Chapter 29 -- Air Transport of the Critically Injured Patient: Controlling Pain During Transport and Flight
Chapter 30 -- Basic Pediatric Regional Anesthesia
Chapter 31 -- Acute Pain Nursing in the Field
Chapter 32 -- Novel Medical Acupuncture Treatments for Active Combat Units on the Battlefield

Further Reading (Back Material)

©2008 The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine, Inc.

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