Lidocaine

Overview

4.6 out of 5 (70 Reviews)

Credits

1.50

Post Assessment Questions

11

Start Date

1 Sep 2023

Last Review Date

1 Sep 2023

Expiration Date

31 Aug 2026

Estimated Time To Finish

90 Minutes


 
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Activity Description

Lidocaine is a local anesthetic agent commonly used for local and topic anesthesia, but it also has antiarrhythmic, and analgesic uses and can be used as an adjunct to tracheal intubation. It is a tertiary amine and is a class Ib antiarrhythmic agent on the Vaughan-Williams classification. This activity reviews the indications, actions, and contraindications for lidocaine as a valuable agent in anesthesiology, cardiology, and pain management. This activity will highlight the mechanism of action, adverse effect profile, dosing, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and relevant interactions that are pertinent for members of the interprofessional teams in these specialties and all users of local anesthesia.


Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of physicians, physician associates, nurses, pharmacists, nurse practitioners, and dentists.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the learner will be better able to:

  • Summarize the mechanisms of action of lidocaine as an anesthetic, antiarrhythmic, and during airway management.

  • Identify the various indications for the use of lidocaine.

  • Outline the typical presentation of a patient with lidocaine toxicity.

  • Describe strategies to reduce pain when injecting lidocaine topically.

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Present material in an outline format More cartoons and images More questions per subject address every single surgical procedure

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The course was very informative and easy to follow

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Please submit this activity for MOC points to the ABIM under my name, Matthew Ornstein, M.D. Thanks

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Add surgical procedures articles.

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