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Hello again and thanks everyone for helping me earlier!! Has anyone ever heard of placement of interscaline block into an arm for pain management? If so what is that exactly?

P_RN, ADN, RN

Specializes in ORTHOPAEDICS-CERTIFIED SINCE 89. Has 30 years experience.

http://www.anes.ccf.org:8080/pilot/ortho/intersca.htm

Our anaesthesiologists used these often, both for surgery and for chronic pain syndromes. The agent they used was usually bupivicaine and delivered through a tiny catheter into the interscalene area to the brachial plexus. We used a small battery operated pump made by Bard. There are many others though.

There are several things that can happen if the catheter is not exactly placed. Read the article I posted. It's long but pretty easy to understand.

P_RN, ADN, RN

Specializes in ORTHOPAEDICS-CERTIFIED SINCE 89. Has 30 years experience.

Let us know if you have any questions.

I have been unable to find the article for the interscalene block. Can anyone help me out? Thanks

P_RN, ADN, RN

Specializes in ORTHOPAEDICS-CERTIFIED SINCE 89. Has 30 years experience.

Check under Interscalene Block using a search engine like Google (at the bottom of this page). I found nearly 5 thousand..

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