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- Outline the relevance and benefits associated with the use of epidural anesthesia for postoperative pain management.
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- Identify the most common adverse effects associated with the use of epidural anesthesia or analgesia.
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- Authors: Adrian N. Avila Hernandez
- Editors: Paramvir Singh
- Editors-In-Chief: Jason WidrichRussell K. McAllister
Chief Medical Reviewer: Joseph Maxwell Hendrix
- Nurse Planner/Reviewer: Sandra Coleman
- Pharmacy Planner/Reviewer: Mark V. Pellegrini
- Physician Planner/Reviewer: Scott C. Dulebohn
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American Board of Anesthesiology
- Obstetric Anesthesia
- Regional Anesthesia/Acute Pain
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