Category Archives: Pain Control Needles

5 Tips for Overcoming Continuous Nerve Block Obstacles

Helpful hints for better, more successful blocks Continuous nerve blocks have a number of advantages for both the surgeon and the patient, but what exactly are they? Continuous peripheral nerve blocks (CPNBs) are used in a number of surgeries that … Continue reading

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Have No Fear: Epidural, Spinal Anesthesia Risks Low for Childbirth

Study shows rate of complications under 3 percent According to a new study, the risks associated with receiving an epidural and spinal anesthesia during childbirth are extremely low, with the overall rate of complications just under 3 percent. Data from … Continue reading

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The Great Epidural Debate

New study furthers the question on epidural steroid injections Researchers at the University of Washington published a new study in The New England Journal of Medicine that found epidural cortisone injections used to treat spinal pain “offered minimal or no … Continue reading

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New Study Finds Low Hand Hygiene Compliance Among Anesthesia Providers

A new study published in the July issue of the American Journal of Infection Control found the majority of anesthesia providers are missing important opportunities to clean their hands during surgical procedures. The study, done by researchers at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical … Continue reading

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