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Neuraxial Anesthetics And Anatomy

Understanding neuraxial anatomy is an essential part to successfully perform epidural and spinal (intrathecal) anesthetics. Here's a schematic outlining the layers we encounter when performing these procedures:

Halfway Done With Regional Anesthesia

I'm a little over halfway done with my regional anesthesia rotation and have accrued more neuraxial and peripheral nerve blocks than I could have ever imagined. There's something incredibly gratifying about doing blocks one day, and seeing…

Should I Get An Epidural During Labor? Yes!

Epidurals are routinely used to provide analgesia during the labor process. Many women swear by them and will request for an epidural even before they are committed to labor by the obstetrician. Others try to tough it out without any pain…

The Evolution Of My Epidural Technique

Prior to my current rotation on the acute pain service, I had three months of obstetric anesthesia - the world of lumbar epidurals for labor analgesia and surgical anesthesia. I experimented with several epidural techniques but settled on…

Finished With Regional Anesthesia As A CA-1

I've officially finished my month as the junior resident on the regional anesthesia service. I'll be revisiting this rotation either as a CA-2 or 3, so this was a great opportunity to lay the foundation for whatever follows.

Upper Extremity Blocks

Upper extremity nerve blocks involve blocking the brachial plexus at different points - the major blocks are interscalene, supraclavicular, infraclavicular, and axillary. So how do we decide which blocks are appropriate for a given surgery?…