SAFETY AND ANALGESIC EFFICACY OF ULTRASOUND-GUIDED SUPRACLAVICULAR NERVE BLOCK IN NOVOICE PROVIDERS: A RETROSPECTIVE ANALYSIS OF 300 CASES IN A TEACHING INSTITUTION
Supraclavicular nerve block (SNB) has become more popular due to advantages such as improved postoperative pain control and avoidance of opioid-related side effects. Ultrasound-guided SNB is considered to be safer compared to traditional nerve block techniques in term of pneumothorax and other complications. Resident gained proficiency in SNB with repeated exposure during their training. This study retrospectively reviewed complications and analgesic efficacy of SNB performed by residents in a teaching institution.