When is a spinal anesthetic contraindicated in a pregnant female?
1) Pt refusal
2) With any kind of coagulation issues
3) WHAT ELSE?
Thanks for your input.
Jun 8, '09
I strongly encourage you to pick up additional resources to answer this question for you, however.. according to Johns Hopkins Manual of OBGYN they list: uncorrected/untreated coagulopathy, skin infection at the site (side note: i've heard of anesthesia providers not doing thing through tattoos), bacteremia, refractory HoTN/hypovolemia, increased ICP, extensive surgery at the site.
Disclaimer: not a CRNA
Jun 9, '09
unstable CNS dz, elevated ICP, aortic stenosis, to name more...