Perioperative ultrasound for anaesthetists

We are a group of ultrasound enthusiasts involved all aspects
of perioperative ultrasound, with a focus on regional anaesthesia.

We all have a strong clinical background and are committed to teaching
others about safe and effective ultrasound use.

BATS can provide access to the NZ Anaesthesia Toolbox site, part of the global
Anesthesia Toolbox project which shares educational resources online.


We have shared some of our own educational material here. For a comprehensive online RA educational resource, please register for the NZ Anaesthesia Toolbox.

Ultrasound Workshops for 2016

BATS on Ice Thursday, 18 August 2016

Our popular BOI workshop is back in 2016 with needle imaging skills session, masterclasses and small group workstations.

Venue: Millennium Hotel, Queenstown

BATS Ultrasound and Anatomy Workshop Friday, 18 November 2016

Combining gross anatomy with sonoanatomy, this workshop will help develop your regional anaesthesia skills.

Venue: School of Medicine, University of Auckland, Grafton, Auckland


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Administrative contact

Please contact Karen Patching -
Desk phone: +64 (0) 9 375 7085
Email: karenp@adhb.govt.nz

c/- Department of Anaesthesia & Perioperative Medicine
Level 8 - Support Building, Auckland City Hospital
PO Box 92024, Auckland, New Zealand