Lumbar Plexus Block

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  Lumbar Plexus Block

Credits: 1.00   Post-Assessment Questions:  5

Release Date: 5 Oct 2020
Expiration Date: 17 Sep 2021
Last Reviewed: 17 Sep 2020
Estimated Time To Finish: 60 Minutes

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Activity Description

Regional anesthesia techniques are powerful tools for postoperative pain management that have shown to reduce perioperative opioid consumption, Increasing the satisfaction of the patients with their pain control after surgery, and in some cases reducing the length of stay. The lumbar plexus block has been available for several years as an analgesic technique for surgeries involving the hip, the thigh, and the knee, since the first description of this technique several variants and approaches to the lumbar plexus has been described. This activity reviews the anatomy, indication, contraindication, complications of the lumbar plexus block with the neurostimulation approach, and highlights the role of the interprofessional health care team in evaluating and treating postoperative pain.

Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of nurses.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Identify the indications for lumbar plexus block.
  • Describe the technique of lumbar plexus block.
  • Outline the potential complications lumbar plexus block.

Author(s) / Contributors Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

Each author, editor, faculty and planning committee member have completed a disclosure form indicating that neither they nor their spouse/partner has a financial interest/arrangement or affiliation that could be perceived as a real or apparent conflict of interest related to the content of this activity.

COMMERCIAL SUPPORT: This activity has received NO commercial support.

Contributors

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Authors: Javier Polania Gutierrez
Editors: Bruce Ben-David
Editors-In-Chief: Daniel SizemoreRussell McAllisterJason Widrich
Chief Medical Reviewer: Omar Viswanath
Nurse Planner/Reviewer/Editor: Lisa Haddad
Nurse Planner/Reviewer/Editor: Bernadette Makar
Nurse Planner/Reviewer/Editor: Dorothy Caputo
Pharmacy Planner/Reviewer/Editor: Mark Pellegrini
Physician Planner/Reviewer/Editor: Scott Dulebohn

Continuing Education Accreditation Information


 

This activity is jointly provided by AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare and StatPearls. AKH, Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. This activity is awarded 1.00 Contact Hours.

 

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Instructions for Credit

  1. Register for the activity and create a StatPearls login.     
  2. Review the required accreditation information:  Target audience, learning objectives and disclosure information.
  3. Complete the entire self-study activity.
  4. Complete the post-test assessments.
  5. Successfully pass the post-test with a minimum score of 100%.
  6. Complete the evaluation form.
  7. Obtain a certificate.

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The information provided at this CNE activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical/clinical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.

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  • Name: 'Lumbar Plexus Table.jpg' Attribution: Made and Contributed by Javier Polania Gutierrez, MD

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