Keywords : Regional anesthesia
Basrah Journal of Surgery,
2017, Volume 23, Issue 2, Pages 74-75
MANAGEMENT OF CRISES DURING ANESTHESIA AND SURGERY. PART XIII: REGIONAL ANESTHESIA
Salam N Asfar@ & Jasim M Salman#
@MB, ChB, MSc, Professor of Anesthesiology, College of Medicine, University of Basrah. #MB,ChB, DA, FICMS, Assist. Prof. & Consultant Anesthesiologist, College of Medicine, University of Basrah, IRAQ.
Regional anesthesia is broadly utilized and has been considered to pose few risks once the block is set up. However, dangerous issues can happen both during the establishment and maintenance periods of a regional block which require prompt recognition and management. The risks includes; local anesthetic toxicity1,2, misdirected or misplaced needles and cannulae, and a variety of other problems both amid and after blockade can lead to morbidity or mortality3–5. Some of these may be obscure and not related to the regional anesthetic method itself.