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Complications of Nerve Blocks

Complications of an Interscalene Nerve Block for the Shoulder Last Updated:| By Rae Uddin Interscalene nerve block before shoulder surgery can cause complications. An interscalene nerve block is a form of local anesthetic used prior to shoulder surgery. This anesthetic is applied to specific nerves within the shoulder by an anesthesiologist using a thin needle. …

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Is Your Day Surgery Patient Ready for Discharge?

To reflect current technology and anesthesia practice, the American Society of Anesthesiologists have standards of care that require that a physician accept responsibility for discharge of patients from the unit. This is the case even when the decision to discharge the patient is made by the bedside nurse in accordance with the hospital-sanctioned discharge criteria …

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