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Safe Practice of Ultrasound Guided Regional Anesthesia

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The practice of regional anesthesia incorporates a multitude of advanced techniques for understanding sonographic and surface anatomy, localizing peripheral nerves, as well as administering local anesthetic to these target nerves. While this subspecialty practice certainly necessitates a foundational knowledge in human anatomy and pharmacology, it also requires a basic understanding of ultrasound physics and electrophysiology. Here, we present a case to highlight the principal means of delivering a safe and effective regional anesthetic while simultaneously minimizing risks of adverse outcomes and preventing known complications.

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Lee, T.S., Lai, Y.H. (2023). Safe Practice of Ultrasound Guided Regional Anesthesia. In: Li, J., Jiang, W., Vadivelu, N. (eds) First Aid Perioperative Ultrasound. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-21291-8_1

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