Regional anaesthesia: back to basics

Cobbold, Angela and Money, Trevor (2010) Regional anaesthesia: back to basics. Journal of Perioperative Practice, 20 (8). pp. 288-293. ISSN 2515-7949

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1177/175045891002000804

Abstract

Regional anaesthesia has become more popular in recent years with an emphasis on cost effectiveness, bed occupancy, and reduction in hospital acquired infections (HAIs). Anaesthesia is a worrying time for any patient, but now the emphasis is to encourage patient empowerment by involving patients in their own care throughout their holistic journey. This article explores patient selection for regional anaesthesia, and the different types of central and peripheral blocks in line with national policies. the equipment required, pharmacology, toxicity of local anaesthetics, and their physiological effects on the cardivascular, respiratory, and gastrointestinal systems of the body will also be discussed.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Spinal anaesthesia, Epidural anaesthesia, Central anaesthesia, Peripheral regional anaesthesia
Faculty: ARCHIVED Faculty of Health, Social Care & Education (until September 2018)
Depositing User: Repository Admin
Date Deposited: 11 Aug 2011 14:05
Last Modified: 14 Nov 2019 16:04
URI: http://arro.anglia.ac.uk/id/eprint/139531

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