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Regional Anesthesia 

Regional Anesthesia
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Regional Anesthesia
Author(s):

Vadim Ioselevich

, Yefim W. Bogomolny

, Jibin Sam Mathew

, and George W. Williams

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199381623.003.0017
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date: 17 October 2019

Regional anesthesia is essential to the practice of anesthesia. There are many instances that may not warrant a general anesthetic, however, nerve blockade whether neuraxial or peripheral may be beneficial to the patient. Understanding the overall anatomy involved in regional anesthesia, is the foundation for successful and safe administration of regional anesthesia. This chapter reviews the general, clinical, and scientific concepts of regional anesthesia, including its indications, contraindications, and potential complications. The management of complications is also discussed. Emphasis is placed on practical core knowledge for regional anesthesia and discussing how principles in chemistry and physics affect regional anesthesia.

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