Anesthetic and Procedural Sedation Techniques for Wound Management

  • Crystal C
  • McArthur T
  • Harrison B
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Abstract

Emergency physicians come across a wide variety of painful conditions and perform a large number of uncomfortable procedures on a typical shift. This article describes the local anesthetic agents and their potential applications. The peripheral nerve blocks that are regularly done in the emergency department are described. Lastly, procedural sedation and analgesia are covered, to include general principles and specific agents for its use in the emergency department.

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Authors

  • Chad S. Crystal

  • Todd J. McArthur

  • Benjamin Harrison

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