Learning the essentials of epidural anesthesia

  1. learning the essentials of epidural anesthesia

    epidural anesthesia is an excellent technique for relieving a patient's pain during labor and delivery and various surgical procedures; it can also be used to relieve chronic and cancer pain. in this article, i'll discuss your nursing responsibilities, including how to care for a patient receiving epidural anesthesia and how to recognize and manage possible complications. but first, let's review the basics. (see when is epidural anesthesia indicated? for more on when it may be used. )

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