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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The Importance of Medication Reconciliation

Hughes RG, editor. Patient Safety and Quality: An Evidenced- based Handbook for Nurses. According to the Institute of Medicine’s Preventing Medication Errors report, the average hospitalized patient is subject to at least one medication error per day. This confirms previous research findings that medication errors represent the most common patient safety error. Thus, the topic …

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