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- Apply the anatomy of the brachial plexus to the techniques of upper extremity regional anesthesia.
- Implement best practices when performing the interscalene, supraclavicular, infraclavicular, and axillary nerve blocks.
- Report the contraindications and complications of the 4 discussed upper limb anesthetic procedures.
- Apply interprofessional team strategies for improving the care of patients receiving upper extremity regional anesthesia.
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- Authors: Reena S. John, George Mckean
- Editors: Rohin A. Sarkar
- Editors-In-Chief: Anterpreet DuaRussell K. McAllisterJoseph Maxwell Hendrix
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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