|Peripheral Nerve Blocks|
Credits: 1.25 Post-Assessment Questions: 9
Release Date: 5 Oct 2020
Expiration Date: 27 Oct 2021
Last Reviewed: 27 Oct 2020
Estimated Time To Finish: 75 Minutes
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Recent advances in surgical techniques and the development of a greater number of minimally invasive procedures have led to an increase in outpatient procedures. Analgesic techniques must keep pace with these surgical advancements. Studies have shown that peripheral nerve blocks are usually well-tolerated and provide regional analgesia that is superior to other modalities, such as oral pain medications or general anesthesia. This activity reviews the indications, contraindications, and mechanisms of action of medications used in nerve blocks. Additionally, this activity highlights the critical role of the interprofessional team members in monitoring patients to minimize complications and improve outcomes.
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Authors: Andrew Chang, Anterpreet Dua, Karampal Singh
Editors: Brad White
Editors-In-Chief: Wantzy CooperBabak AbaiChiranjiv Virk
Chief Medical Reviewer: Anterpreet Dua
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
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