Ultrasound-guided regional nerve block (USRNB) is a safe and simple analgesia tool for site-specific, rapid pain relief for bone and soft tissue injuries. Dr. Margaret Salmon led a study at HEAL Africa, exploring the use of USRNB. 39% of patients at the HEAL hospital and similar institutions would otherwise receive no analgesia for pain as narcotics are rarely available. Patients reported the USRNB dramatically reduced their pain levels, illuminating the potential of using this technology in impoverished areas as part of a safe and cost effective treatment plan. Other results from the study are summarized here:

Feasibility of Ultrasound Guided Regional Nerve Blocks in Low-Resource Settings