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Peripheral nerve blocks: understanding the nurse's role.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16446240     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This article describes the nursing care and management of patients during and after administration of peripheral nerve blocks. We review recommendations for patient monitoring, as well as the risks and complications associated with anesthetic agents. Several upper and lower extremity blocks, including the Bier block, are described. The nursing role in the use of the peripheral nerve stimulator is also explained. Throughout the discussion, nursing responsibilities are emphasized.
Karen L McCamant
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of perianesthesia nursing : official journal of the American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses / American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses     Volume:  21     ISSN:  1089-9472     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Perianesth. Nurs.     Publication Date:  2006 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-01-31     Completed Date:  2006-03-23     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9610507     Medline TA:  J Perianesth Nurs     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  16-23; quiz 24-6     Citation Subset:  N    
University of Delaware, Wilmington, DE, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Drug Monitoring / methods,  nursing
Electric Stimulation / methods
Extremities / innervation
Monitoring, Intraoperative / methods,  nursing
Nerve Block / adverse effects,  contraindications,  methods,  nursing*
Nurse's Role*
Nursing Assessment / methods
Patient Discharge
Patient Education as Topic
Perioperative Nursing / methods
Postanesthesia Nursing / methods
Risk Factors

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