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Archive October 2010 XI, No. 10

Anesthesia Alert

Using Nerve Blocks to Control Pain in Children

Joni Maga, MD

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Ralf Gebhard, MD

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Perioperative pain is frequently undermanaged in the pediatric population due to our fear of side effects and complications when administering opioids. Not to worry: Nerve blocks are a great tool to ensure that children receive adequate pain control independently from parenteral- or enteral-administered medication. Here are 5 tips for succeeding when using blocks in children:

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