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Archive >  November, 2012 XIII, No. 11

A Nerve Block For Every Patient?

Well, not quite, but regional has become the anesthesia solution for more and more procedures.

Emily DeBusk, RN

— NURSING CARE A skilled block nurse who knows the process and preferences for regional anesthesia practitioners can clear the way for efficiency.

I remember one of my first experiences with nerve blocks, working a case in which the patient — a veteran who was a bilateral amputee — was undergoing the latest in a series of surgeries. I was skeptical at first, thinking we'd need to administer a lot of post-op narcotics. But the patient emerged from the OR, awake and aware, and not burdened with pain.

 
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