Educational IssuesPreprocedural Ultrasound Assessment Does Not Improve Trainee Performance of Spinal Anesthesia for Obstetrical Patients A Randomized Controlled TrialTurkstra, T. P.; Marmai, K. L.; Armstrong, K. P.; Kumar, K.; Singh, S. I. Author Information Department of Anesthesia & Perioperative Medicine, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University, London, Ontario, Canada. Survey of Anesthesiology 61(3):p 62, June 2017. | DOI: 10.1097/SA.0000000000000308 Buy Metrics Abstract (Abstracted from J Clin Anesth, 37:21–24, 2017) The purpose of this trial was to assess the effectiveness of preprocedural ultrasound examination in facilitating spinal placement by junior anesthesia residents on patients undergoing elective cesarean delivery. Between February 2011 and October 2012, 17 trainee residents participated and performed spinal anesthesia 1 to 8 times on 80 healthy obstetric patients. Copyright © 2017 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.