Building Blocks-A Block-by-Block Approach to Better Emergency Care in Children

CONCLUSION: We describe a set of nerve blocks performed by emergency medicine physicians in the pediatric population in an ED setting. In suitable settings, this is a safe and effective tool for procedural analgesia or for pain management. In such cases, performing an ultrasound-guided nerve block in the ED is a viable alternative for repeated doses of opiates, deep procedural sedation, or the operating theater. We propose this set of regional anesthesia procedures as a pediatric-adapted toolkit for the emergency physician to be performed in children in the ED setting. Adopting this set of procedures ensures better and safer care for children and provides a training framework for pediatric ED physicians.PMID:38563828 | DOI:10.1097/PEC.0000000000003201
Source: Pain Physician - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Source Type: research