Analgesia in pediatric patients is critical for minimizing discomfort and maximizing satisfaction for both the patients and their caregivers. In the last decade, ultrasound has been shown to be effective in improving the safety and efficacy of regional anesthesia.
Our recent issue Ultrasound-Guided Pediatric Nerve Blocks in the Emergency Department: An Evidence-Based Update discusses materials, methods, and monitoring for pediatric patients undergoing nerve blocks in the emergency department, including both ultrasound-guided and landmark approaches.
Test Your Knowledge
Did you get it right? Click here to find out!
The correct answer: D.
Ready to learn more? Log in or subscribe now to check out our recent issue Ultrasound-Guided Pediatric Nerve Blocks in the Emergency Department: An Evidence-Based Update. Complete the 10-question quiz to earn 4 CME credits!
USACS subscribers can log in or renew here.
Here are a few key points:
- Use nerve blocks as part of multimodal pain control for pediatric patients in the ED. Use of adjuvants including topical anesthetics, analgesics, and anxiolytics, as well as caregiver and child-life support are helpful for procedural success.
- Common indications for nerve blocks include, but are not limited to, laceration repair, foreign body removal, orthopedic reductions, and incision and drainage,
- Nerve blocks can also be used for pain control without an associated procedure, such as with fractures and burns.
Last Updated on January 25, 2023