Block Buddy

Block Buddy

By Western Reserve Anesthesia Education

  • Category: Medical
  • Release Date: 2016-02-12
  • Current Version: 7.6.19
  • Adult Rating: 17+
  • File Size: 33.63 MB
  • Developer: Western Reserve Anesthesia Education
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
Score: 4.5
From 48 Ratings


Mobile reference for anesthesia providers performing ultrasound-guided peripheral nerve blocks. App contains detailed descriptions, images and videos for over 20 upper extremity, lower extremity and truncal peripheral nerve blocks. The app also provides users with information on local anesthetics, LAST treatment, and non-opioid analgesics. Not available offline.



  • Does not work on iPhone X

    By offroad22
    Love this app, downloaded to new iPhone X and lost functionality. Please update!! :)
  • Great resource

    By nilepoc
    I regularly use this app during my practice and rely on it. I am finding it very frustrating though. Today I left it in the background and it used half of my battery on my iPhone X. I will happily give a better review when this issue is addressed. If you use this, remember to kill it when you are done or suffer with a dead battery later. This was an issue as I am on call.
  • iPhone X compatible?

    By Phillip177504
    No content appears when opening app on iPhone X
  • iPhone X update?

    By erinncakes
    All the icons are jumbled on the home screen on my iPhone X - love this app otherwise!
  • Awesome app with TERRIBLE battery drain

    By DonWryBoutit
    I love the app and the updates have made the app much better over time. I love the new icons that show the distribution of the expected block. The pictures and descriptions are great. However, the glaring issue with the app is the fact that is drains your battery BAD. I left the app in the background and of all my battery consumption over the past 24 hrs this app has consumed 60% of it. That’s with it running in the background, not even using it actively for very long. This needs to be addressed ASAP and once it is, I’ll update my rating to 5 stars.
  • 5 start app and customer service

    By Youshouldfixthis
    As an SRNA I love this app. I had a CRNA initially pay for my app as well as 3 other students’ at a MOANA conference (thank you sir!). The app just keeps getting better and better and is a top resource for me in clinical. I recently had a glitch on my new iPhone and new iOS update that rendered me Block Buddy-less. The developers of block Buddy were QUICK to help me (I’m talking within the hour) and made things right for me. 5 stars!!!!
  • Fantastic, efficient block app with one flaw

    By Billyg23
    Constantly updated with the latest blocks and techniques. Pictures and video included. Quick and easy to use. Highly recommended. Update: This app is fantastic, except for one flaw. All pictures and videos are now stored on a server instead of on your device. My hospital, as well as others that I know of, block this data so the app is practically useless while I'm at work. Please let us at least have the option to download all data to our devices.
  • Best USGRA App

    By MandM1234567890
    Even though I have been a CRNA for awhile, I find myself frequently checking my block buddy app to improve my regional technique. It is easy to use, concise, and the illustrations are wonderful. Great product.
  • Incredible app

    By BalsakCRNA
    Use this all the time. Great info. Great pics. Priceless.
  • Indispensable and Current

    By Stesusmad
    This is hands down the best app in anesthesia! There is a huge amount of information as well as being easy use. It's a must have for people new to blocks and it is great for a quick review of those blocks you don't do too often. Highly recommend!